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Preschools for the People: An Examination of Singapore’s Early Childhood Education Landscape (Part II)

In this op-ed, which is the second of a two-part series examining the current state of quality and access in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector, Afiya Dikshit (’23), Dineshram Sukumar (’24), Lim Tian Jiao (’23), Shanna Kaur (’23), and Zen Alexander Goh (’23) look into the accessibility of the sector and synthesise the issues of quality and access to deliver insights regarding the industry as a whole.

Preschools for the People: An Examination of Singapore’s Early Childhood Education Landscape (Part I)

In this op-ed, which is the first of a two-part series examining the current state of quality and access in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector, Afiya Dikshit (’23), Dineshram Sukumar (’24), Lim Tian Jiao (’23), Shanna Kaur (’23), and Zen Alexander Goh (’23) zoom into the varied definitions of quality in the sector and evaluate recent government measures to uplift quality and improve teacher training and retention.

Silver Support Scheme for More

In this policy memo, Aamir Bana (’24), Kelly Hui (’24), and Matthew Ling (’24) explain how the elderly in Singapore can be guaranteed basic living standards through a non-discriminatory Silver Support top-up scheme.

Budding Entrepreneurs from a Young Age

In this policy memo, Choo Wai Keat (’24), Dineshram Sukumar (’24), Htet Myet Min Tun (’24), Sean Low (’24), Thimali Bandara (’24), and Zen Alexander Goh (’23) explore how a lack of pre-university entrepreneurship education results in Singaporeans’ perception of themselves as unentrepreneurial despite Singapore’s high international rankings on innovation, and propose that the government build a secondary school-level nationwide network for students to nurture their entrepreneurial interests, exchange ideas, and attain mentorship from entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Improving Access to Mental Health Resources for Migrant Construction Workers in Singapore

CONTENT WARNING: MENTIONS OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

In this policy memo, Nicole Quah (’21), Celine Lee (’24), and Luke Seow (’24) observe that a lack of mental health education and employer behaviour regulation has culminated into a mental health crisis among migrant construction workers in Singapore, and propose that the Singapore government (1) provide manpower and financial support to NGOs currently providing mental health resources; (2) require employers to purchase insurance with mental health coverage for their employees and; (3) create a channel to disseminate mental health-related information to migrant workers with their employers and dormitory operators.