Creating an inclusive society

DAILY activities which may be taken for granted by some pose a challenge for Nur Alfian Hakim Bin Halim.

Using data to inform and alert people of the real risks on the road

WITH a growing number of bicycles, personal mobility devices and private-hire vehicles on the road, it has been a squeeze lately.

Doing good through silence, reflection and self-care is Hush Tea Bar's mission

HUSH is Singapore's first silent tea bar with a travelling concept. A not-for-profit social enterprise with an aim to promoting silence, self-care, inclusion and community empowerment in every workplace, the tea bar is completely run by differently-abled persons - for example, the deaf and...

'Tis the season to make children's wishes come true

MAKE-A-WISH Singapore concluded the fifth edition of Santa Run for Wishes 2018, an annual charity Christmas run, on Sunday. The foundation aims to raise over S$500,000 by end December 2018 and all proceeds will go towards fulfilling the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.

Wedding favours to spread message on mental well-being

MANDARIN Oriental, Singapore, has partnered Mindset Care Limited, a registered charity initiated by the Jardine Matheson Group, to develop wedding favours for couples.

Innovation wins at Singtel social programme

AS AN asthmatic child, Adrian Ang, co-founder and CEO at AEvice Health, often had trouble articulating what he felt when an attack came on.

Using arts to bring everyone together

FIFTEEN groups of students from special education schools partnered mainstream schools and organisations to put up a 90-minute performance that ran the gamut from aikido to circus arts at Resorts World Theatre on Nov 10.

Part of the job

RAYMOND Tai works at an MNC that is known for its eponymous software product. But the central marketing lead, Microsoft Singapore, does more than clock in the hours at the office.The company is big on serving the community, especially the underserved, and has organised numerous corporate social...

Business of doing good

FROM a telecommunications company to a consumer goods firm, the organisations featured here have diverse skill sets, backgrounds and industry knowledge. However, there is a common thread that pulls them together: They view corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a crucial component of their...

CapitaLand contributes S$40,000 to China school

CAPITALAND, through its philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), has contributed about S$40,000 during its 26th International Volunteer Expedition (IVE) to CapitaLand Zhongxiang Hope School.

1,900 participants give a boost to Pink Ribbon Walk

BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION (BCF) launched Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) on Oct 6 with the Pink Ribbon Walk 2018.

Call to stop companies using animals for cosmetic testing

THE Body Shop and Cruelty Free International - a leading organisation that is working to stop animal testing - garnered 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing and presented it to the United Nations Headquarters on Oct 4.

Fur-ever friends

World Animal Day is on Oct 4 and four animal lovers have a common message - adopt, and give the furry friends a forever home.

Sweet on agility

SITTING across the table at St Marc's cafe and enjoying a chocolate croissant, Ehab Abou-Oaf, regional president of Mars Wrigley Confectionery, laughs and says: "I like to say I eat 50kg of chocolate every year." ...

Technology as a means to access justice

WONGPARTNERSHIP LLP collaborated with Alt+Law - an interest group formed by National University of Singapore Law students - to organise the first ever LegalTech competition, Code for a Cause.

Book 'em

THERE were more cars than usual parked outside Mandarin Oriental Hotel two Saturdays ago.

DBS awards S$1.25m to 12 social enterprises in Asia

DBS Foundation on Wednesday awarded S$1.25 million to 12 social enterprises in Asia as part of its 2018 Social Enterprise Grant Programme.

Technology harnessed for solutions to caring for seniors

TECHNOLOGY-based solutions were coralled by the finalists of a competition aimed at coming up with solutions to meet the needs of Singapore seniors and their caregivers.

NP raises S$22k to help rebuild villages in Lombok

ON THE evening of July 29, a news article about the Lombok earthquake caught the attention of Tan Yilin, a final year product design & innovation student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP).

OCBC joins AWWA in battle against dementia

OCBC Bank has partnered AWWA under its #OCBCCares programme to design a holistic programme to tackle dementia.

Marina Bay Sands to donate S$580k to local charities

MARINA Bay Sands is set to contribute S$580,000 to help those with special needs and disadvantaged backgrounds in Singapore.

Colourful works of the mind

SHOPPERS at Marina Bay Link Mall and Tampines Hub were treated to a myriad of colours from July 16-20 and July 21 respectively.

Running for a good cause

WEDNESDAY morning at Silver Leaf, Gardens by the Bay, was abuzz with activity.

When social impact and healthy returns go hand-in-hand

"THE first level of charity is monetary donation. The second level is to experience it (volunteer work). The third level is to equip the beneficiaries with a skill set. The fourth level, and the highest tier, is to create a movement. Build on the skill set that the beneficiaries are equipped...

AkzoNobel celebrates the power of colour - in useful fashion

AKZONOBEL, being in the paint and coating sector, wants to brighten homes and make cities more vibrant with the power of colour.