15 Oct '11, 6am

People's Association hopes to reach all sectors of society

People's Association hopes to reach all sectors of society

People's Association deputy chairman Lim Swee Say. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By Janice Heng The People's Association (PA) aims to reach out more evenly across age groups, races, and forms of housing, in line with its goal of reaching one in every two Singaporean residents by 2015. On Saturday, deputy chairman Lim Swee Say told grassroots leaders at PA's annual grassroots seminar that PA's challenge 'is how we can make this outreach not only more extensive, but also more inclusive'. He identified three groups where PA's outreach levels are relatively low: the 22 to 49 age group, racial minorities, and residents living in 5-room or executive HDB flats and private housing. The PA has reached less than a third of residents in each of those groups - lower than its national average of reaching one in three residents here.

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