About Project

Grassroots organizations use collective action from the local level to effect changes at local and national level. They are associated with bottom-up decision making. They encourage community members to contribute by taking responsibilities and actions for their communities. Many of the written sources on grassroots movement in Singapore focused essentially on the history and functions of the different types of grassroots organisations. This project which was started in the mid-2000s aimed to address this information gap. These oral histories provide a personal account of why and how individual grassroots leaders joined the movement, their passion, challenges, and experiences in serving the residents, and their actual ground experience of how grassroots organisations work and developed over time. The project also documents the lessons learnt by the grassroots leaders in the changing social, economic, political, and cultural environment in Singapore

Names of Interviewees in Grassroots