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CHANGEMAKERS ASSEMBLE


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CHANGEMAKERS' ASSEMBLE: SOCIAL RESILIENCE EDITION

 

Changemakers Assemble is Majulah Community’s very own, first, signature hackathon programme. The Social Resilience Edition aims to ignite this spirit of youth activism and shine the spotlight on critical issues in the community.

 
 

INTRODUCTION

The continued rise in information and communication technologies through the media provides young people with boundless opportunities for accessing news and information, creating and sharing knowledge, as well as for promoting exchanges and intercultural dialogue. However, the Internet is also being used to spread ‘fake news’ as well as by radical groups to promote violence and extremism in an increasingly active manner.

By facilitating the anonymous dissemination of content in real time and enabling individuals who might otherwise be unable to have direct contact with one another to forge ties, the Internet can be a major factor in the processes that lead to violent extremism.

To detect fake news and the online propaganda and recruitment strategies of violent extremist groups and combat this phenomenon, young people must hone their skills, be capable of exercising critical thinking and have values, attitudes and knowledge that will allow them to benefit fully from the Internet’s potential as a platform and advocate for dialogue and peace, founded on human rights.

We aim to provide a platform for the young people to innovate ideas and be empowered to provide practical solutions to the emerging challenges facing our community.

 

CHALLENGE STATEMENTS

 

Working together with the Salam Singapore team, we have developed the following three challenge statements to be discussed, dissected and tackled head-on with creative solutions from the participants of the hackathon. Each of these issues will be discussed in the light of both religious communities and the impact of the internet. Comprehensive examples from both local and overseas contexts will be shared with the participants before and during the hackathon.

 
 
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Changemakers Assemble: Programme Flow


Programme Flow

Changemakers Assemble: Programme Flow


Programme Flow


Phase 1 / HACKATHON

The Social Hackathon aims to provide a platform for all kind of youths to engage with diverse social issues in Singapore and come up with their own innovative ideas and projects to solve those and help the community. It will be supported by numerous experts in various fields who will either be invited to conduct workshops or are engage with the participants. By this, youths have the best environment to create something that can help with a sustainable change.


1st sept 18

9:00am – 9:30pm
Lifelong Learning Institute

Event Hall 2-1

Panel 1: UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES

This panel will set the context and get the participants to understand how the three challenges - Isolation, Echo Chambers and Hate Spin - would threaten social cohesion and share initiatives that have already being explored.

This session will also start the ball rolling to get participants to think about real solutions to the issues of radicalism.

 

Panel 2 : CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

This panel will discuss existing initiatives that promote social cohesion as well as the challenges faced in solving the issues. Panelists will share their knowledge and address gaps still lacking in such initiatives and framework.

Participants will also be able to use the opportunity to gain insights from these initiatives to solve gaps to existing solutions.

 

1430h: final registration of groups and challenge statements

 

#hack: DESIGN THINKING 101

An experienced lead trainer will guide groups into breaking down their chosen challenge statements using the Design Thinking Framework.

This workshop provides a hands-on session on developing a hypothesis and a prototype for their challenge. Participants must, by this time, already have a challenge they would like to solve, and develop a hypothesis for it.

 

Get Out Of The Building!

Participants will get out to the public to conduct a social experiment to test out the hypothesis that they have come up with for the challenge statements given. They must think about how their hypothesis translates on the ground and gather insights to build a solution that works.


2nd sept 18

9:00am – 9:30pm
Lifelong Learning Insititute
Event Hall 1-1

#hack: Project Management 101

This workshop will focus on prototyping and project management techniques, including creating a short to long term timeline, resources needed and exploring potential collaborations.

 

LUNCH WITH A CHANGEMAKER: Changemakers Assembled

Inspiring individuals who have initiated their own solutions to the social issues discussed during the hackathon will share their experiences to the participants.

 

#HACK: Pitching 101

The final workshop aims to share tips on creating an Elevator Pitch and effective pitching.

 

2130h: final submission of pitch deck


Phase 2 / DEMO DAY

5th sept 18

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DEMO DAY

Each team will book a slot with our mentors to practice their pitch before the actual day. Take the time to polish your skills and maximise your chances to do well.


Phase 3 / PITCH DAY

8th sept 18

8:00am - 4:00pm
Our Tampines Hub
Function Room 2, Level 4

PITCH DAY

Every team will have a set amount of time to pitch to our experienced panel of judges. Members of the public will also be able to participate by asking questions, voicing opinions and contributing to the voting process through our online platform on the day!


Phase 4 / AWARD DAY

9th sept 18

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Our Tampines Hub
Main Stage

AWARD DAY

Winners will be presented $3,000 and the chance to present their idea on the Main Stage at Our Tampines Hub. But this isn't just a day for the winners. It's a day to celebrate changemaking. It's a day to celebrate making the world a better place - together.

 

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Prizes


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Prizes


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PRIZES

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FIRST PRIZE

$3000

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SECOND PRIZE

$2000

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THIRD PRIZE

$1000

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1) Do I have to sign up as a team?
Nope! On Day 1, you will have time to network and form teams of 3-4 people. If you do want to team up with people you already know, feel free to do so - but just sign up individually here: https://majulah.typeform.com/to/nVSupM 

2) Do you need coding knowledge to join?
This is a social hackathon so solutions can be anything from video campaigns, artwork, ground-up movements or new apps. 

3) What if I'm alone? Will I be lonely?
There'll be others as well who are here simply to make a change! So not to worry - this is the time to make new friends 🤓

4) What are the prizes?
On Award Day, the top 3 teams will win cash prizes of up to $3,000. 

5) What do I need to know before I enter?
We will be sharing some content and reading material about the challenge statements before the hackathon. But don’t worry, from the very start of the hackathon, all our invited speakers will be providing lots of context and information

6) I am afraid that I won’t be able to keep up with the discussions. 😔
We have an awesome trainer (Ibnur Rashad, GUILD) and supportive facilitators who will be with you throughout the journey. You’ll learn how to do design thinking, prototype a solution, test it out, pitching 101 and MORE.

7) Is this hackathon free to join?
Yup! BUT after you register on our typeform, there will be a confirmation email with instructions to transfer a $10 commitment fee. This will be returned to you on the first day of the hackathon!

8) What will I get by the end of the hackathon?
You’ll make lots of new friends and learn new things. You’ll also get some free stuff. But most importantly, you’ll have a pitch deck ready for your brand new idea. Majulah will also help mentor you to turn your idea into reality - so that at the end of the day, we’ll have 15 initiatives ready to #answerthecall

9) My questions aren't answered here. How do I contact the organisers?

You can DM us on Facebook, Instagram or email at zaid@majulah.sg. We can't wait to see you there.

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Panel of Speakers


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Panel of Speakers


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PANEL 1 - Context setting

This panel will set the context and get the participants to understand how the three challenges - Isolation, Echo Chamber and Hate Spin, would threaten social cohesion and share initiatives that have already being explored. This session will also start the ball rolling to get the participants to think about real solutions to the issues of radicalism.

 

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SPEAKer 1: SUJADI SISWO

HEAD, INTERNATIONAL DESK, CHANNEL NEWSASIA
 

Sujadi Siswo is Channel News Asia's Senior Southeast Asia Correspondent.

In 2005, he was appointed the Indonesia Bureau Chief and had provided in-depth coverage of the Yudhoyono administration and disasters like the October 2005 Bali bombings and Java earthquake in May 2006.

During his early years in journalism, Mr Sujadi reported extensively on developments in the local Malay/Muslim Community for Malay and English news. He also delivered live commentaries for national events in Singapore, such as the National Day Parade, General Elections and Cabinet Swearing-In Ceremonies.

In 2010, he received the Mediacorp Award for Journalist of the Year for his excellence and dedication to the field of journalism.

 
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SPEAKER 2: RIDHWAN MOHD BASOR

ASATIZAH YOUTH NETWORK

 

Ridhwan Mohd Basor is the Senior Executive at the Office of the Mufti, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS). He is also a member of The Asatizah Youth Network, or AYN, which was formed in 2017 to offer support and guidance to youth on social media as well as the first touch point for those in doubt. He received his education in the Madrasahs in Singapore, and then went on to pursue his degree in NUS and graduated with Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Political Science.

He has received numerous awards, including becoming the inaugural recipient of Ibn Taymiyah Scholarship Award from the Muhammadiyah Singapore in 2010 and the Non-Resident Research Fellowship from the Virginia-based International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He is also active in his work with youth and in 2008, was awarded with New Volunteer Award by the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM) and the Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS) for his service as Youth Mentor for the PODZ programme.

 

SPEAKER 3: REMY MAHZAM

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE S. RAJARATNAM SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (RSIS)

 

Remy Mahzam is an Associate Research Fellow with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). He graduated with a Master of Science from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University. Remy holds a Bachelor Degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (International Islamic University Malaysia) and Multimedia Design (University of Huddersfield, UK).

As a member of the Informatics and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) desk at ICPVTR, Remy monitors cyber radicalism and extremist websites, translates and analyses extremist contents and developments. He has published numerous articles regarding terrorism and radicalisation in local and international news agencies, as well as journals.

 
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MODERATOR: ALIA ABDULLAH

DIGITAL MARKETING SENIOR EXECUTIVE AT ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF SINGAPORE (MUIS)

 

 

 

PANEL 2 - Challenge accepted

This panel will discuss existing initiatives that promote social cohesion as well as the challenges faced in solving the issues. Panelists will share their knowledge and address gaps still lacking in such initiatives and framework. Participants will also be able to use the opportunity to gain insights from these initiatives to solve gaps to existing solutions.
 

 
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SPEAKER 1: GOH LIH SHIUN

GOOGLE`S COUNTRY LEAD FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

 

Lih Shiun is Google’s country lead for public policy and government affairs in Southeast Asia.  He leads the company’s relations with the governments in the region and works on projects to advance the positive and enabling role that technology can have on the economy and society.  He is also passionate about innovation and often collaborates with the local industry and nonprofit sectors to develop projects to grow the capabilities of local entrepreneurs and creators.  

Lih Shiun’s key interest lies in the area where new technologies and business models interact with existing regulations and examining how regulation should corresponding evolve to promote economic and social development.

 

SPEAKER 2: IZHAR ROSLAN

SENIOR MANAGER OF CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT AT RAHMATAN LIL ALAMIN FOUNDATATION (RLAF)

 

Izhar Roslan is the Senior Manager of Capabilities Development at Rahmatan lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF). With the mission to radiate compassion and kindness to the poor, needy and victims of disaster regardless of faith, race and creed, RLAF was set up by MUIS in 2005.

 

 

SPEAKER 3: nurul jihadah

FOUNDER OF CODETTE PROJECT

 

Nurul Jihadah Hussain, founder of The Codette Project, believes tech can make women’s lives better. Founded in 2015, The Codette Project aims to have a sustainable economic impact through providing minority women with awareness and access to the tech industry. Active in reaching out to the youth, she is also a steering committee member for CLF Labs, a platform run by Mendaki where youth groups are given the opportunity to explore and create new ideas. As a steering committee member, she provides guidance to initiatives spearheaded by youth interested in bringing their ideas to life.

 

MODERATOR: SYAFIQ SUHAINI

MASTER OF SCIENCE (OXFORD) SOCIOLOGY

 

Syafiq Suhaini is a candidate in the Master of Science in Sociology programme at the University of Oxford. His research includes the study and effects of nationalism in general. He is also interested in the creation of national identities and the intersection with religious identities. Syafiq Suhaini is also a community volunteer, and spends his weekends coaching youths in community work.

 

 
 
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MEET YOUR TRAINERS


MEET YOUR TRAINERS!

MEET YOUR TRAINERS


MEET YOUR TRAINERS!

 

MEET YOUR SUPERHERO TRAINERS!

Throughout the hackathon, these experienced trainers will be helping your groups to develop and refine your idea. These trainers will entertain any questions you have, help you use design thinking to develop solutions and polish your pitching skills to increase your chances!

 
 
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SYAFIQ SUHAINI

MASTER OF SCIENCE (OXFORD) SOCIOLOGY

TRAINER

Syafiq Suhaini is a candidate in the Master of Science in Sociology programme at the University of Oxford. His research includes the study and effects of nationalism in general. He is also interested in the creation of national identities and the intersection with religious identities. Syafiq Suhaini is also a community volunteer, and spends his weekends coaching youths in community work.

 
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IBNUR RASHAD

DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF GUILD: GROUND-UP INNOVATION LABS FOR DEVELOPMENT

TRAINER | DESIGN THINKING

Ibnur is the Director (Community Partnerships) and Founder for GUILD: Ground-up Innovation Labs for Development. He graduated with a B.Eng in Engineering Science (Nanotechnology) with Minor in Technopreneurship from NUS. He strongly believes in learning from nature and has worked on biochip nanofabrication and ‘invisibility cloaks’. He has also developed prototypes like a tap sensor, antennas, filters, fruit dryers and water roller, vertical greening and rainwater harvesting.

Ibnur has presented at TedxBled (Slovenia) with the topic, “Changing the Way We Innovate from the Ground Up”.  He has also represented Singapore at the ASEAN Youth Forum on Innovation and Creativity (AYFIC). Ibnur has worked at the Silicon Valley, in 2009 with Zong mobile payments as a Marketing & Operations Analyst. He now co-leads the Humanitarian Engineering Alliance (HEAL) and the Sustainable Living Lab (SL2).

 
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AMBAR MACHFOEDY

MANAGING PARTNER OF REKANEXT VC

TRAINER | PITCHING 101

Ambar wears many hats. He is an experienced management consultant, a business school professor, an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. He couples strong theoretical knowledge and analysis with real-world experience across multiple industries and geographies. As a managing partner of Rekanext VC, a Southeast Asian focused venture capital fund based in Singapore, he works closely with founders, bringing together years of experience in startups and in the technology and innovation space to the relationship - readily sharing knowledge, experience and networks to grow seedling ventures into successful and sustainable businesses.

 

MOHKSIN ABDUL RASHID

CHIEF SUPERMAN, CEO OF MAJULAH COMMUNITY

TRAINER | PROJECT MANAGEMENT

As a Practitioner of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and MOE certified External Freelance instructor (EFI), Mohksin continues to facilitate learning by creating opportunities for youths to exercise leadership, develop skills and attain self-confidence. His heavy involvement in conducting time-out programmes for schools, mostly for Normal Academic and Normal Technical streams, has further honed his skills in engaging kinaesthetic students. As an outdoor junkie, Mohksin continues to seek knowledge and learning opportunities outside of Singapore. This resulted in him being part of the committee for the 10th Singapore Malaysia Youth Camp.

Thus far, he has led many Local and Overseas Community Service Projects within the ASEAN region, including initiating humanitarian efforts within the South-East Asian region. Examples include Project Peduli Kelantan for victims of the 2014 flood in Malaysia and Project Peduli Aceh for Rohingya refugees in 2015. Mohksin is currently pursuing a degree in social work at UniSIM while holding the position of Deputy Commander (NS) at Jurong Fire Station and secretary at Alkaff Kampong Melayu Mosque.

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ouR CHANGEMAKERS

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MEET OUR CHANGEMAKERS!

 
 
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dhaniah wijaya

CO-FOUNDER, INTERFAITH YOUTH CIRCLE

In the past decade, Islam has been in the spotlight and breaking news more than any other religion - mostly negatively. This has inevitably led to misinformed opinions, narrow views, stereotypes etc of Muslims all over the world.

Interfaith Youth Circle (IYC) was created in 2015 because its founders felt that there was a great need for interfaith work in Singapore to advance to the next level. While Muslims in Singapore used to be 'sheltered' from events that have transpired, the need has arisen for Muslims to actively build genuine and respectful relationships that will lay the foundation for deep and active inter-religious dialogues. Relationships that are beyond just sharing food and celebrating festivals, but are built upon sharing knowledge, understanding and compassion.

From the start, they have strived to include more diversity in our committee and currently have Christian and Sikh council members. They wish to continue to develop IYC as a platform for creating and connecting interfaith leaders of various faith groups, so that each of us may lead our faith communities in making religion a bridge and not a barrier - inspiring each other for the common good.


dURRIAH PITCHAY

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

VOLUNTEER WITH: "DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS" AND "YAYASAN GEUTANYOE"

Durriah is a Paediatric Physiotherapist as well as a humanitarian professional that views the importance of play and education for all children regardless of disabilities or access. Locally, Durriah provides therapy services for children in a special school and private practice.

 

For her humanitarian work, she provides clinical and referral services for the refugees or children in villages. She had participated in projects and mission with the refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Aceh and Malaysia. These trips were impactful and motivates her to do more for these refugee children at her best. Every child deserves the right to play and develop – this is something Durriah strongly believes in.

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AMEERA BEGUM

REGIONAL MANAGER, LAUNCHGOOD

Ameera Begum is the Regional Manager of LaunchGood, a global Muslim crowdfunding platform. Her blood type is A(ctivist) and she has volunteered or worked for various local Muslim organisations in the past 12 years. She helps individuals, businesses and organisations run successful crowdfunding campaigns, build communities and achieve their dreams through crowdfunding.

Recently, her own crowdfunding campaign that she started with a friend managed to raise over $70,000 for migrant workers in Singapore even though their initial goal was $10,000. The campaign was featured on Berita on Suria, Berita Harian and Straits Times. Through the campaign, one of the injured migrant workers managed to receive medical attention and underwent a brain tumor removal surgery recently and is thankfully recovering well! 


MATHILDA HO

FOUNDER, ADVOCATES FOR REFUGEES

Advocates For Refugees - Singapore (AFR-SG) is a ground-up, volunteer-led movement focused on bringing about greater awareness on the issue of forced migration in our region and beyond, to inspire and to galvanise community action. Since 2016, AFR-SG's flagship event Refugee Awareness Week (RAW) has been held in commemoration of the globally recognised World Refugee Day on June 20th. AFR-SG's other areas of focus include: Policy, Research and Government Relations, and International Partnerships.

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NUR KHAIRIANA

CO-FOUNDER, FITREE

Nur Khairiana Malek is a Co-Founder of FiTree, a Muslim youth environmental advocacy group. In the past five years, FiTree has worked with mosques, schools, corporates, non-profits, government agencies, interfaith organisations and other Muslim youth organisations to remind that being Green and environmentally-friendly is an important part of Islam in relation to our God-ordained role as Stewards of the Earth. FiTree's activities includes nature walks, upcycling, promoting greener alternatives and most notably, a continuous campaign to get Muslims to waste less water when doing their daily wudhu’. 

Prior to starting FiTree, Khairi had spent 7 years as a volunteer with APEX Mentors which provides academic assistance for madrasah students in preparation for PSLE. A firm believer in harnessing the full potential of youths, the power of good intentions and the necessity of making sincere connections with people and between knowledge fields, she is always hustling for opportunities for new collaborative projects. Other times, she works as a senior parks manager and travels regularly in search of inspiration for new (and old but forgotten) ways to do things better.


FARALIZA ZAINAL

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, MIJ SPECIAL EDUCATION HUB

In 2003, Madam Faraliza Zainal's firstborn was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism.

Her son Mohd Ashraf Mohd Ali was three.

For Madam Faraliza, as with the many other caregivers in her shoes, it was the start of a journey of ups and downs, especially when it came to her son interacting with other people.

But raising a child with autism led Madam Faraliza to realise the importance of education specifically tailored for children with special needs.

She left her high-flying job with Dow Jones in 2011 to set up My Inspiring Journey Education Hub (MIJ) which is a private special needs school catering to a variety of students with different learning needs from the age of 5 to 32. MIJ focuses on a holistic education for their students covering social, emotional, intellectual, physical and moral subjects, to prepare them for independence, self-advocacy and to better integrate into the society.

The school now has around 250 students, in all of its three branches combined - Changi, Jurong and Woodlands.

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