Why Bonding Beyond Borders ?
To rebuild trust between our participants by allowing them to understand and appreciate different cultures and inspiring positive, collaborative changes from youths in their communities.
Bonding Beyond Borders (BBB) is a 9-days cross border event focused on rebuilding trust between aged 18 to 30 year old youths located in Singapore and China. BBB will be held entirely virtually from 14 August 2021 to 22 August 2021.
The objectives of Bonding Beyond Borders
interpersonal trust of youths globally and encourage sustainable and meaningful cross-border relationships;
cross border understanding and appreciation of both Singapore and China’s history and cultures;
stimulating open-minded discussions on current affairs to understand issues from fresh perspectives.
Road map to a better world
Participants will gather in their pre-assigned group to exchange stories under the guidance of trained facilitators by Narratives 4. These story exchanges aim to build empathy with their groupmates.
Participants will work with their groupmates from the same city to produce a digital scrapbook within 3 days that introduces their city. The overall theme of their scrapbook can be anything – heritage, lifestyle, language and many more.
Participants can take this chance to hear from the working professionals and their insights about the current and future industrial trends. After which, participants can ask questions to other participants and the speakers and discuss. This forum is open to the public.
For the last activity, participants will reflect on what they have learnt from the interactions and sharing in the past 9 days. They will then gather to share their insights with other participants and what BBB has inspired them to do in the near future.
Future of Education
How can education reforms ensure education is unbiased, equitable and inclusive?
The education system will always play a tremendous role in the cultivation of our youths. It is the food for our hearts and heads, which gives us an opportunity to learn, grow, and make mistakes in a safe environment. The knowledge and skills we take in are representatives of our past, our present, and our future. Hence, how do we ensure that the education system remains fair and just, all while staying relevant?
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
How can we fully understand AI and ensure they are impartial?
Who would be liable if an AI-powered car crashes into a pedestrian? Would it be the car manufacturer, the AI engineers, or the pedestrian? Artificial intelligence (AI) is frequently speculated to overtake the human race due to its capabilities that a human's biological evolution cannot compete with. Combining with other technological advancements, AI might coincide with our lives on a daily basis in future. How do we then approach AI technology to ensure its fairness and ethicality?
Be aspired to explore beyond what the world has to offer
Read what our past participants have to say
The BBB programme was essential to my personal growth as it taught me to be more appreciative of Chinese culture. Through the discussions with my China counterparts, I gained many valuable insights. Our topic on sustainability provoked deep thoughts that are not usually discussed in daily conversations. After sharing my opinions and hearing their feedback, it made me realise that these were a group of highly intellectual young adults and gave me great hope for the future.
- Tay Yu Xiang