The MOE Racial Harmony logo is in the shape of a heart, representing both the brotherhood of Singaporeans and the deep emotional, visceral bond that we all share. Red is also the colour of passion and energy, representing how we as a country are moving forward and boldly embracing our challenges and future.
This heart is also made up of four people, all joined together in a joyous embrace in a collective dance as they live in harmony. Where they have joined hands, there is a wonderful coming together of energy and efforts, and the yellow represents a bright light shining forth that illuminates our way and progress forward into the future.
The MOE Racial Harmony logo is created by the combined efforts and talents of our students and teachers. A group of primary and secondary students came together to brainstorm the possible concepts and designs for the logo. They were facilitated by Ms Pushpalathan D/O Krishnan and Mr Lim Jit Chay of Evergreen Secondary School. A group of students from Temasek Design School, Temasek Polytechnic then helped to capture the school students’ ideas in a few possible designs.
The students are:
Over 800 participants attended the Racial Harmony Forum held on 6 July 2007. Miel, an editorial cartoonist from Singapore Press Holdings, was present to illustrate the key learning points in the speakers' presentations in the form of editorial cartoons. His cartoons are showcased here.