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Madam Sandy Goh believes in getting residents involved in activities to foster closer ties within the community. With the elderly, getting them involved in food distributions or decorating the Senior Residents’ Corner gives them a sense of purpose. It keeps them active and encourages them to interact with others so that they do not feel alone.

Sandy Goh: Champion of the Kampung Spirit

Since setting up home in Bedok Reservoir estate in 2005, Madam Sandy Goh has, without fuss or fanfare, organised community initiatives to help and engage residents. The Covid-19 pandemic has since motivated her to do more to support her community through the difficult times. Her hope is for the efforts to help build a strong ‘kampung’ culture and create a caring community.
Youth from Cheng San Chapalang Club stand in front of the club at the Cheng San Community Club

A Youth-led Endeavour: Cheng San Chapalang Club

Singaporean youths rally to minimise waste and help those in need by spearheading the Cheng San Chapalang Club, a community gifting drive.
Ms Lesli Berggren founded LOVE, NILS to help give emotional support to cancer patients and their families. She lost her son to cancer seven years ago.

Lending a Shoulder to Families with Cancer

When cancer strikes young children, the suffering is hard on both the child and family members. While medical treatment in Singapore is excellent for the child, little attention, however, is paid to the family’s emotional needs. To help fill the gap, Ms Lesli Berggren, who lost her son to complications that arose after beating cancer, launched charity LOVE, NILS in memory of him.