Forward Singapore (Care Pillar): Building A Singapore Where No One Is Left Behind
Minister Masagos Zulkifli delivering his opening remarks at the Forward Singapore engagement with corporates on 17 April 2023. (Photo by MSF)
In his opening remarks at the event, Minister Masagos outlined businesses’ important roles in helping to keep social mobility alive across generations.
Coordinating Efforts For Better Outcomes
Minister Masagos said that corporates and the community partners must better coordinate their efforts and avoid tackling social challenges alone.
He recalled one occasion when a family received five bags of rice from five different corporates and charities, which they did not need. Through this incident, Minister Masagos highlighted the importance of coordinating efforts of charitable causes, so that resources could be better harnessed to fulfill real needs.
Minister Masagos Zulkifli participating in a panel discussion at the Forward Singapore engagement with corporates on 17 April 2023. (Photo by MSF)
One way is through Community Link (ComLink), an initiative where MSF works with volunteers, community and corporate partners to provide customised support for lower-income families in Singapore. Through initiatives like ComLink, businesses can serve as valuable partners to the Government in improving social mobility in Singapore.
Beyond individuals and families, businesses can also leverage their resources to strengthen the capabilities of the Social Service Agencies (SSAs) in Singapore, which would in turn benefit the families that the SSAs serve.
To build a Singapore where no one is left behind, Minister Masagos encouraged more businesses to enhance their social impact and share their resources to uplift those in need.
Minister Masagos Zulkifli exchanging views with participants at the Forward Singapore engagement with corporates on 17 April 2023. (Photo by MCI / Kevin)
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