At CAPT, we recognise that every community and individual has strengths to share. Community Engagement (CE) at CAPT seeks to create opportunities for individuals from different communities to interact, learn and build relationships with one another. The goal is to build empathy among students so that they develop informed perspectives on the issues which diverse communities face. We believe that the range of opportunities provided by these students’ initiatives, complemented by the learning that takes place inside and outside the classroom, builds a sense of personal and social responsibility, ethical reasoning and intercultural knowledge that are foundational to living as thinking, active citizens.
Active Community Engagement (ACE) Wing
The Active Community Engagement (ACE) Wing of CAPT supports CAPT’s ethos of active citizenship and community engagement by providing opportunities and platforms for CAPTains to engage with the community around them. Under ACE Wing, students take the lead in planning meaningful CE events with communities such as elderly, youth, migrants and even animal welfare groups for their peers. Through such engagements, we hope to build more empathetic, compassionate and active citizens who make a positive impact on society.
Social Innovation (SI) Wing
At CAPT SI Wing, students discuss and address social issues through innovative yet feasible means. Using Community Engagement as a foundation to understand communities, they then work towards uncovering unmet needs and act on them. From empathising with the disadvantaged groups, to coming up with novel solutions and then implementing them, students are guided by the Design Thinking framework, specifically adapted to suit their unique objectives.