The information on the wiki platform is freely accessible to anyone. If you will like to edit the pages, please write in Justin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a user id. We currently do this to prevent spam bots but hope to make it even easier for people to contribute in the future.
The current strategy for Socialcollab.sg is to be student-driven but community-owned. This is because students have the interest and resources to do research, but the knowledge base created should be checked and also contributed by the community. Contact Justin if you are interested to explore any ideas together.
Socialcollab.sg is an initiative that seeks to support the collective mapping of social needs & community assets. We also work with partners to connect groups to resources and each other so that they might achieve what they cannot do on their own.
All the action is happening at ‘Citizen Mapping’ – click on tab above.
Possibility Conversations with Serve.sg and A Good Space (2021)
- Understand different issues and explore ideas for social change in Singapore;
- Support the formation of community networks; and
- Help groups connect to resources and partners.
Sign up for Possibility Conversation – session on Civic Tech in 19 May 2021
Advocates For Refugees – Singapore (2021)
In conjunction with World Refugee Day every 20 June, Advocates For Refugees – Singapore (AFR-SG) organises Refugee Awareness Week (RAW). For RAW 2021, they are partnering with socialcollab.sg to develop a page on Refugees, aside other awareness events and activities.
AFR-SG will be recruiting a small team of volunteer researchers and writers to support this project soon. For interested parties, please connect via email@example.com.
Social Innovation Collective (2021)
A wikithon will be organised by the Social Innovation Collective (SIC) sometime in 2021. Beyond mapping out needs, SIC has plans to get participants go through a design and innovation process to arrive at solutions for the needs they map out. If you want to sign up to be a facilitator and planner for this programme, click here.
College of Alice and Peter Tan, NUS (2021)
In March 2021, a group of 15 students completed a mini-wikithon as part of a module about community engagement in the College of Alice and Peter Tan (CAPT). The students contribute to pages on drug abuse, environment, single parents, autism, women, degrowth, seniors, migrant workers, single mothers, problem gambling, ex-offenders, disability and low-income. They also gave really useful feedback on the content of the pages, how to structure the information, citation issues, and whether the platform was user-friendly.
Half Year Civic Experiment, NUS Students (2020)
Through the majestic organisational abilities of NUS students Calissa Man, Simon Zhuang and Darryl Shya a half year wiki challenge was completed in spite of Covid-19. Groups were formed to tackle various issues, they managed to find knowledge mentors such as Susana Harding from Tsao Foundation’s International Longevity Centre to be paired up with students who populated the seniors page.
Community Networks (2018 onwards)
The Disability Community Network (DCN) was first formed in 2018 by the Institute of Policy Studies in partnership with the Disabled People’s Association. See here for some background. The DCN used the socialcollab platform to consolidate the information shared at various thematic Roundtables. The Disability Pages are the result of this initial effort, and the hope is for the community to sustain the dialogue to always keep the information live, updated and relevant.
The Service-Learning Community of Practice and the Community Development Network also use our platform as an easy way to organise meet-ups and document discussions. The goal of the platform use dthis way is to reduce the barriers to convening and communication.
Republic Polytechnic (2017)