Youth Love Hokkien
It seems like there are fewer and fewer Singaporeans who can still speak the Hokkien dialect -- let alone those who can speak proper Hokkien. In this episode, our hosts Marcus Chin and Wong Jinglun bring us to a specially-crated Hokkien language class to understand why youngsters these days want to learn the language.
Why must the younger generation learn to speak Hokkien?
Blossom World Society is a non-religious, non-profitable charitable organisation led by a group of like-minded volunteers.
The society regularly organises visits to old folks home to interact and care for the elderly. Hence, in order for our young volunteers to interact meaningfully with the elderly, we catered Hokkien lessons for those who are interested.
A word by the Ms Jennifer Goh, CEO of Blossom World Society:
Increasingly, many elderly started to pick up Mandarin or some simple English conversing skills. This is because they wish to interact with their grandchildren. If elderly are willing to pick up new languages, why shouldn’t the younger generation? This is especially when youths are more enthusiastic and more apt in learning new skills.