Civil Society in Singapore

The Singapore Teachers Union (STU) is the largest teachers union in Singapore. Its goal is to champion the profession, and provide a support base for teachers of all creeds. Singapore also possesses a range of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) focusing on the education sector. One interesting CSO example is the Council for Malay Education (MENDAKI), whose goal it is to promote, and educate about, the distinctive and unique culture of the Malay people. It is an instrument for these people to be proud of their heritage in a forever globalising world. An example of an NGO is The Spirit of Enterprise, which is a charity whose aim is to promote entrepreneurism and thus boost the prospects for small businesses within the country.