From there, we explore what people are willing to do and how they can cooperate for the well-being of children and others in the neighbourhood. Eventually, residents take ownership of their efforts, which facilitate crime-free living, education and employment, family stability and growing social capital.
This participatory approach promotes a sense of solidarity among people from different backgrounds. Care is the result of a community striving to be more cohesive and inclusive.
When people from different walks of life begin looking out for each other, they create a caring neighbourhood where children and youths experience a sense of belonging, confidence and pride that strengthens their resilience against negative influences.
In the context of Singapore’s significant income disparity, we are closing the social divide by facilitating co-operation and friendships across different segments of society.