SIF Connects! Singapore
Our special SG50 edition of SIF Connects! Singapore on 3 and 4 December 2015 saw more than 100 programme alumni and Friends of Singapore (FOS) representing over 20 nationalities come together.
Our FOS returned to Singapore to reconnect with fellow programme alumni and members of the Singapore community, and to update themselves on the latest developments in Singapore. They had returned to rekindle ties with their Singaporean peers and also their local host families from their exchange and immersion in Singapore – some of whom had kept in contact for the past 20 years.
Several of our FOS brought with them young undergraduates for the experience, seeding the next generation of FOS. We also had with us several programme alumni from India, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States, all of whom now volunteer as SIF representatives to grow FOS communities in their home countries.
There were also fringe activities with our Singapore International Volunteers; the SIF-Indonesia Bright Foundation (IBF) -Indonesian Professionals’ Association (IPA), which jointly organised the inaugural study visit for IBF scholars; as well as Citizen Ambassadors and FOS collaborating in the arts and culture, social innovation and entrepreneurship space.
In addition, our FOS were in Singapore to share their insights and advice at our SG50 Dialogue on what’s next for Singapore in the years ahead. Alongside Singaporeans, our FOS freely shared their views and ideas on how we could collectively shape the next chapters of the Singapore story.
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