Dear Residents of the South East District,
Wow! We are already into the second quarter of 2017! In the first quarter of this year, we continued to work hard with our community partners to implement our many programmes to meet the needs of various segments within our community. We started the year with our partners distributing brown and white rice to low-income families in the District following the successful completion of our FairPrice Walk for Rice programme. Through the strong support of our partners and residents, we walked 326,590 km in total, raising 39,990 kg of rice to benefit 7,000 families. We also partnered TheatreWorks to stage the play Mixed, written by Raemae Kok, a 17 year-old student residing in the South East District, who won second place in our 24-Hour Play Writing Competition held last year. The play received good reviews from the audience in each of the three venues that it was staged. It is heartening that we are able to discover budding young artistic talents through our programme. We also collaborated with TheatreWorks to stage another play, Grey Matters, which focuses on mental health issues that our youths may be experiencing. It is a creative way to allow young people to feel comfortable about facing sensitive issues like mental health.
We will continue to reach out to our youths and harness their potential while responding to their developmental concerns at the same time. Our youths are the pillars of tomorrow and each young Singaporean is an asset. Through our various programmes like the Racial Harmony Youth Ambassadors (RHYA), My First Break (MFB) and Community Laboratory, we provide the young residents of the South East District with meaningful experiences so that they can discover their strengths, build their confidence and resilience, and contribute to the community and to Singapore.
Dr Maliki Osman
Mayor, South East District
Grassroots Adviser to East Coast GRC GROs
And MP for East Coast GRC