2-day festival with 3 key thrusts –
1. Community Integration: - Increased integration, interaction & engagement between communities
- Hopes and dreams for Singapore
2. Social Awareness: - Increased understanding and awareness of PwDs in the local context
3. Sports: - Promote active living in a fun, safe, and friendly manner
- Make sports accessible and inclusive, with suggestions for continuity on their own time
- Encourage the mentality and understanding that sports is for every one
- Increased sporting opportunities for marginalised groups, e.g. PwD, Cancer survivors, ex-offenders, YAR, Migrants, elderly
A Giant Games and Sports Try-outs:
Aims to bridge gaps bet marginalised communities and general public through playing sports; and serves as platform to foster interaction & integration of Singapore residents.
Includes disability simulation activities, information boards to educate public about Persons with Disabilities.
Features try-outs of giant games & lesser known sports that are adaptable and replicated at VWOs.
- Selection of maximum 6 games, e.g. Giant Pick-up Sticks, Giant Jenga, etc. and some lesser-known sports (no example of these sports provided), to attract and encourage participation
- Accommodate more than individuals to participate together, reignite the kampong spirit
- Adapted to allow participation by people of all ages and abilities
- Managed by 2 volunteers per station to teach the sport/game, organise the teams, and run the activity
- Encourage VWOs to “bring” the sports/games back to their organisations
- Provide participants with mini cards featuring short full body workouts using everyday items, e.g. chairs, water bottles, etc. as a starter-guide to start their own active life style journeys
B “Pledge towards Wall” Inclusive Boards:
- Encourage Singaporeans to pledge their commitment to inclusivity – that everyone has a role to play in shaping Singapore’s future years, to be inclusive and forward-looking – aligned to NDP2016’s theme of “Building our Singapore of Tomorrow”.
- Selected pledges and suggestions may be implemented as a spin-off project.
- Provide tips on how to be more inclusive to be placed near “Pledge towards Wall” – provide information about common misconception of different categories of disabilities, tips to interact with PwDs, correct terminologies to use
C Giant “51”:
- Festival participants will also come together to form and be photographed as “51” to commemorate Singapore celebrating its 51st birthday, and to reinforce belief that everyone is a part of Singapore regardless of race, religion, age, ability