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November 27 - December 5, 2020

Zoom event

Nov - MCCY Photo by Alvaro Reyes on Unsplash

Photo by Alvaro Reyes on Unsplash.


Come join a hackathon to spur youths to identify challenges and ideate ways to bring about greater social compact, an event where the like-minded come together to design and build solutions for racial and religious harmony.

Amidst the new norm of COVID-19, where face-to-face communication have to be drastically scaled back, our bonds with each other can still remain strong. Here is the chance to continue building on the ties that bind to grow stronger and more resilient for the times ahead.

Committed to building a harmonious society that brings people together, ideas that support this will be supported. All good teams that make it to the grand final will receive:

  • A total of up to SGD300,000 in grant funding for prototype development
  • Exposure on international platforms that promote social cohesion
  • Mentorship, networks, and co-working space to develop and scale ideas further

Mentors include:

  • Geraldine Chin
    Head, Good Business & Cultural Exchange, SIF
  • Mohamed Irshad
    Founder, Roses of Peace
  • Christopher Gordon
    Acting Director (Messaging and Engagement), Ministry of Communications and Information
  • Shoon Yin Lim
    Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Practice Leader, Microsoft
  • Victor Gan
    Interfaith Practitioner
  • Neha Thakkar
    Secretary of Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng, Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle

Spanning two weekends, the hackathon will bridge the distance and close the gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic to bring you a virtual and physical hybrid experience as we hack ideas for cohesion. Leveraging technology platforms and ensuring safe distancing measures, come hack with fellow participants in good faith.


Day 1 (November 27)

7pm           Mission:Unite Launch
8.30pm     Start Work

Day 2 (November 28)

9am           Mentor Booking
10am         Workshops
12pm         Mentoring Sessions
8pm           Mock Pitches


Day 3 (December 3)

12pm         Final Pitch Submission
6pm           Evaluation

Day 4 (December 5)

4.30pm       Final Pitches
6.30pm       Awards & Closing

If you believe in creating a more gracious world that appreciates our differences and celebrates our similarities no matter the colour of our skin or our beliefs, you are the person for this. This is a safe space for everyone – no experience or prior knowledge required.

Dates:  November 27-December 5, 2020

Time: from 7pm (November 27)
from 9am (November 28)
from 12pm (December 3)
from 9am (December 5)

Cost: Free

Click here to register

About the Organiser:
The Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, engage the youth, strengthen community bonds, and promote giving. The ministry aims to build a confident and resilient Singapore, which means having a fulfilled and engaged people living in a cohesive and caring society.

So, MCCY is all about people. This means creating a gracious and harmonious society and inspiring everyone to feel a greater sense of belonging and work towards a common future. Building strong bonds and close relationships, that is what it takes to make Singapore the best home for everyone.

Photo courtesy of MCCY.

Photo courtesy of MCCY.