Bringing Peace … Closer to Home
We believe that to effectively bring the interfaith messages to every citizen in Singapore, we need to be of close proximity to them. ROP@Heartland is the latest initiative of Roses of Peace where we aim to promote interfaith messages at every Heartland in Singapore through the distribution of roses and interfaith messages. We engage youths who live within the heartland to join us as volunteers. These youth volunteers will then be part of the ROP Advocates Network – a network of youth change makers within every heartland in Singapore. These youths will play an important role in building bridges across various faith communities within every heartland with their vibrant and creative ideas.
The ROP@Heartland initiative and ROP Advocates Network was officially launched on 8 April 2018 by Minister K Shanmugam at the ROP Youth Forum held at Sri Narayana Mission in Yishun. Nee Soon is the first heartland which saw the distribution of roses and interfaith messages to its residence. It is notable that the advisors for Nee Soon – Minister K Shanmugam, Dr Bee Hwa and Mr Henry Kwek joined our youth volunteers in the distribution of 700 roses!