CapitaLand launches S$750,000 programme with NTUC First Campus

AN'AHQIL Nul'ishqi Farhan Fairus is a six-year-old at My First Skool who spoke only in his mother tongue when he first started classes. Since joining the Classroom Support Programme, and with the guidance of his classroom co-facilitator, Nur Khairiyah Sharun, he has since improved his English...

Singtel Carnival brings a day of fun to special needs students

ALISTER ONG has cerebral palsy, but that has not stopped him from overcoming the odds.


Social media: What’s behind those ‘likes’

"BOUGHT a condo and Porsche on the same day" - so ran a post on Facebook by a former schoolmate. Said post was followed by an emoji of a wad of money taking flight.

OCBC gives S$1m to help make pre-school more accessible

THANESWARY Sangra Narayanan, 34, is the mother of a three-year-old daughter who is in the playgroup class at My First Skool @ Boon Lay Community Centre.

Even fast cars need data protection

THINK about Formula One, and images of fast cars and racers come to mind. The one thing that these competing teams have in common is Atlas (Advanced Telemetry Linked Acquisition System). All the teams use this software package developed by McLaren Applied Technologies to obtain data from the...

IBM helps young students develop Pathways in Technology

STUDENTS Muhammad Huzaifah Hashim, at ITE West and Koh Ke Xin at ITE East, both 17, are part of Pathways in Technology (P-Tech) programme by IBM.


Growing Singapore's pool of senior volunteers

MORNI SULAIMAN, a former teacher and banker, and Lily Chan, a retired educationist - at 75 and 58 respectively, are volunteers of RSVP Singapore The Organisation of Senior Volunteers. Mr Morni mentors a group of at-risk primary school children from low-income families, and Ms Chan applies the...


Setting the right boundaries

LOSING a job is a blow to almost anyone. Losing it due to the indiscretion of a colleague, who was a friend, is a double whammy. That was what happened to A.

Celebrities raise S$13.2k for charity

CELEBRITIES Li Nanxing and Christopher Lee cooked up a storm at Taste Butchery & Seafood Factory Outlet on Wednesday and raised S$13,200 for charity.

SGTech does its bit to turn Singapore into a Smart City

ABOUT one in five Singaporeans will have their jobs displaced as artificial intelligence (AI) and digitisation take off in the Asean region, data in a Cisco and Oxford Economics report shows.

Raising awareness of gaming addiction

MINDSET Care Ltdand Touch Community Services have launched a new intervention programme - DigitalMINDSET - targeted at managing pathological gamers' addictive behaviour.


Weaving economic empowerment with South-east Asia's heritage

MAYBANK Foundation is presenting a travelling exhibition, Entwine: Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meets Southeast Asian Artists, of contemporary artworks by six South-east Asian artists who were inspired by the cultural history and art of the region's weaving heritage. The exhibits give a glimpse...

Disabled showcase their F&B abilities at Company of Good dinner

SPRING rolls and baked cajun chicken roulade were some dishes - prepared by persons with disabilities (PWDs) - served at the Company of Good Fellowship networking dinner held on Wednesday at the Enabling Village, a community space at Lengkok Bahru.


Aquaponics for all

REARING fishes but not having to clean the tank - ever.


When it's good to be angry

This was a conversation between a customer service representative of a certain company and my friend, B. What it helped me realise, was that when caught in such a quagmire, anger helps.

OCBC unveils S$4m plans with NParks

THE National Parks Board (NParks) and OCBC Bank on Saturday unveiled a S$4 million plan for the OCBC Arboretum and the transformation of Singapore's first black and white bungalow into a knowledge centre for conversation.

Fostering a shared sense of purpose

EXPRESSING our relationship with death through poem, song, art and dance; sampling juices blended from ugly fruits and learning about food waste in Singapore; and playing games to deepen our empathy towards seniors, single parents and patients with aphasia. 

Singapore startup FintruX Network launches financing platform

FINTRUX Network - which provides smart solutions for underserved startups and SMEs via blockchain tecnology - announced the global launch of TruX at tech conference RISE 2019 in Hong Kong.

Philanthropy focuses on climate change

TACKLING social and environmental issues was the clarion call at the 7th Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Conference. The event, from June 25-28, saw the launch of the region's first multi-sector Climate Action Platform by Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and...

Startups leverage technology to do their part in helping the underserved

SDI Academy and Allied World Healthcare were among the participants at the 7th Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Conference, held at Suntec Convention Centre from June 25-28.


Whetting appetites for cutting waste

WOULD you wear a skirt made of Indomie plastic packaging or a necklace fashioned out of pasta?


The accidental existentialist

FOR my 33rd birthday, a friend - who evidently thinks that I am walking around in a brain fog every day - gave me a book titled The Art Of Thinking Clearly.


Equipping migrant domestic workers with financial skills

EXPERIAN, a global information services company, has partnered Aidha, a women's charity organisation in Singapore, to help migrant domestic workers achieve economic independence through financial education.


Nailing the concept of a social enterprise

WATCHING a Netflix programme on an iPad and sipping a glass of wine while getting one's nails done - that is a regular scene of The Nail Social on a weekend.

Customisable forms make it cheaper, easier for VCs, SMEs to draft business deals

THE Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA) comprises a set of standardised documents that makes the process of structuring a deal faster and more cost-efficient for venture capital firms, startups and SMEs. The initiative was launched late last year by the Singapore Academy of Law (...