Games, sports and even Co-curricular activities can help foster such friendships that may last for life. Imagine cooperating with someone of a different race as a team and winning the championships for soccer, or maybe playing instruments with lots of other people of other races to give an outstanding performance, or even having camping trips with a person of a different race and having fun with him/her. The values imparted through these fun activities such as cooperation will surely require the forging of bonds of friendship between people of different races. These activities are not as formal so the building of friendship can take place naturally within a relaxed and pressure free environment.
Racial education can occur on a large scale too. In Singapore, Racial harmony day is celebrated within schools to raise awareness of racial harmony and to commemorate the racial riots of 1961. In many primary/elementary schools in Singapore, the teachers would organize race related activities, such as pop quizzes to enhance national education in a fun way. Parents of different races would be invited together for a potluck, with traditional foods tossed into the mix. These types of activities give the young to learn more about other races, to understand and appreciate their culture and to develop respect and friendship for each other.
Learning from a young age is a crucial step. Childhood is a carefree time when one gets to make friends and get used to his surroundings. If one is exposed to people of other races and cultures at this point of wider openness and acceptance, the chances of him/her being more integrated with people of other races are increased as compared with people with a childhood segregated from people of other races or cultures.
This is why this topic is extremely important, to ensure future peace and stability within a society.