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Aug 02, 2018
A Singaporean sets up solar-powered tribal school in India, among other projects, to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the youngSingaporean social entrepreneur Alvin Yong dreams big. Why? Because he says, “It takes the same amount of energy to dream small. So why not dream bigger.” He believes in the power of young people to transform their communities for the better. And that is why he continues to support education-led programmes.
Jul 27, 2018
Sangeeta Darvekar Charitable Trust: Helping tribal students cycle towards a brighter futureThe humble bicycle is helping to keep hundreds of children in school, in Palghar district, western India. By completing their studies, these students are getting the education they need to lift themselves out of poverty. And the man responsible for making this happen is a dentist and avid cyclist, Dr Suwas Darvekar, and his Sangeeta Darvekar Charitable Trust.
Jun 06, 2018
Angel Gowns in Singapore is helping parents bury their premature babies with dignity by donating tiny pieces of burial clothing to hospitalsIt’s been seven years, but Felicia Tan can still remember the clothes given to her by a nurse for her baby Dominic, who died minutes after being delivered early at 23 weeks. It was the smallest size for a newborn, but even so, “the smallest size was still very big”, said Felicia. An estimated one in four to six pregnancies end in a miscarriage, and sometimes, parents whose babies are premature — like Felicia — have to bury their children in clothing too big for them. To address this, a group of women formed Angel Gowns Singapore in 2016, which concerns itself with repurposing of donated wedding gowns and other bridalwear into tiny pieces of burial clothing.
May 22, 2018
Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) is helping domestic abuse survivors start life anewFounded in 2001, PCVC helps rebuild lives that are affected by domestic abuse through programmes that help survivors build confidence. Since 2006, they have helped 4,500 burn survivors.
Apr 10, 2015
How an ex-gangster, drug dealer uses dance to help reform upcoming gangstersPreviously, fists and aggression were her weapons of choice to deal with conflict. Now, she has learnt to keep her temper in check and opts for more peaceful, diplomatic ways out of problems.
Mar 21, 2015
Every Drop Counts: Watch how water is life for families in CambodiaGetting a drink of water is often not as simple as turning on a tap. For families in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, it's a labour-intensive process that often results in diseases like diarrhoea and typhoid.
Mar 13, 2015
Here's how Mumbai's street kids find hope, shelter and education"Living in Mumbai we are faced with poverty all around us. It's an inescapable part of our reality. We have always felt a sense of helplessness towards it. We feel like we want to contribute, we want to help and do something about it but we don't even know where to begin.
Feb 06, 2015
Who said you can't run? Here's how a group is helping blind players come togetherWe first met the Runninghour team more than a year ago when we were making a film about a group of blind tennis players. They were training for a 10km race to get fitter for their tennis. It was their first-ever public run.
Dec 05, 2014
How a woman ensured children held toys, not construction toolsThe NGO provides toys and a place to play, to kids whose families can't afford to buy what many consider a luxury.