The signatories and witnesses to the MOU between SG Cares Office and SUSS (from left): Dr Ang Hak Seng, Deputy Secretary, MCCY; Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law; Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President, SUSS; and Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost, SUSS.
On 6 November 2020, SUSS launched its Centre of Excellence for Social Good (CESG) which aims to provide learning as a platform for different communities to advance social good. Serving as a key node to forge synergy among the non-profit, public and private sectors, CESG will engage in education, multidisciplinary research and collaboration that enhance the non-profit sector’s capabilities and practices.
To mark the launch of CESG, SUSS inked an MOU with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)’s Singapore Cares Office (SG Cares Office). The MOU was signed by Dr Ang Hak Seng, Deputy Secretary, MCCY, and Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of SUSS; and witnessed by Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law, and Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SUSS. With the signing of the MOU, the SG Cares Office will provide support and resources to the CESG to form close collaboration with the private and people sectors to promote ground-up initiatives and encourage volunteerism.
Highlighting the importance of partnerships, Minister Tong said: "Building a more caring society requires all of us to work together to ensure that no one is left behind. This includes the people, public and private sectors where their strengths and capabilities can create a larger positive impact when pooled together. The Centre of Excellence for Social Good will create opportunities for more cross-sector partnerships to better support social causes and make a stronger collective impact in our communities."