“When I come home every night, I’m dirty and smelly. But it doesn’t mean I don’t contribute.”
“Please do not forget the disabled. We are among the last, the lost, and the least.”
“Be kinder and more loving; respect one another for who we are.”
These are just a few of the voices of Singaporeans who took part in the Singapore Together Emerging Stronger Conversations (ESC) over the past three months. The Straits Times spoke to facilitators, participants and observers.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Open to citizens and permanent residents, the conversations allow participants to share their hopes and plans for a more caring, cohesive, and resilient post-Covid-19 society.
They are part of the broader Singapore Together movement, where the Government and people partner each other to co-create policy solutions.
There have been 11 virtual sessions and SG Together ESC surveys on two apps, LifeSG and OneService, with more to come.