Two books on community development in Singapore were launched on 25th October at Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town. The guest of honour for the event was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat.
“Collected Readings on Community Development in Singapore” is a collection of Dr S Vasoo’s numerous publications over the last 48 years on community development and its issues in the Singapore context.
“Community Development Arenas in Singapore” covers a broad range of arenas including health, housing, ageing, community integration and bonding, social entrepreneurship, among others. Through the insights of contributors who are practitioners in the community development field, this book argues that more resources and initiatives must be accorded to community organisations so as to redirect to a community- or resident-centric approach towards community work intervention.
The book launch was followed by a Panel Discussion by the book contributors. The event was supported by the NUS Department of Social Work, Department of Political Science and the Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund.
The books can be purchased from World Scientific at bit.ly/2JtJCFw
“Collected Readings on Community Development in Singapore” can also be purchased from NUS Co-Op.