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Firdaus Abdul Hamid, 39, overcame the stigma of his past as an ex-offender with grit, determination and hard work. Staying strong and positive despite his roller-coaster journey to recovery from a traumatic car accident, he pushed forward to found Human Hearts, a non-profit organisation focused on the holistic development of ex-offenders.

Firdaus Abdul Hamid: How An Ex-offender Changed the Course of His...

He was locked up five times before he was 25. But Mr Firdaus Abdul Hamid changed his life after a road accident almost killed his family. Now, he works with ex-offenders and youths to help them get back on track.
Ms June Chua, 47, founder of Singapore’s first and only homeless shelter for transgender (trans) women, cares for the small and often marginalised transgender and transgender sex worker community in Singapore. The T Project shelter has become a haven where they receive support and daily necessities until they regain independence.

June Chua: Taking a “Tough Love” Approach to Sheltering the Homeless...

While homeless transgender women and those living with HIV can count on The T Project for safe refuge, Ms June Chua looks forward to the day her shelter is redundant.
Dr William Wan, 73, serves a community of ex-offenders and their families to overcome discrimination and successfully reintegrate into society through his work as the chairman of Prison Fellowship Singapore. Since Covid-19, he has helped his beneficiaries cope with the loneliness and mental stress from their isolation in their one-room rental flats.

Dr William Wan: Helping Ex-Offenders Reintegrate into Society

Enabling families and individuals to overcome discrimination and restore their dignity is a long but rewarding journey for the chairman of Prison Fellowship Singapore.
Fion Wong, founder of Keeping Hope Alive, briefs her team of volunteers before they start work at the one- and two-room rental flats in blocks 89 and 90 Redhill Close

Fion Phua: Keeping Hope Alive for Singaporeans in Need

How one woman chooses to spend Sunday mornings knocking the doors of one- and two-room rental flats to provide food, a clean home, and a haircut
Mr Hazrin Chong Abdullah, qualified equestrian coach and riding instructor at RDA Singapore has spent the last three decades working with horses and now helps riders with special needs.

Hazrin Chong Abdullah: Turning a Passion for Horse Riding into a...

Helping those with special needs experience something different through horse-assisted therapy sessions run by RDA Singapore.
Inspired to help the people in their neighbourhood, Ms Mae Tan, Ms Denise Tay and Ms Michelle Lau set up the #KampungKakis platform – a neighbourhood buddy system to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

#KampungKakis: Reigniting the Neighbourly Spirit to Support the Vulnerable

Inspired to help their community, three young Singaporeans set up a buddy-matching system to support neighbours in need with everyday errands, learning how to use WhatsApp, and a little kindness.
Dr Roland Yeow, Executive Director, Boys’ Town

Dr Roland Yeow: Innovating at Boys’ Town During Lockdown

Staying in 24/7 at Boys’ Town during the Circuit Breaker could’ve been a tinderbox waiting to ignite, but Dr Roland Yeow and his team turned it into an exercise in bond-building.
Kumar, Comedian and Host

Kumarason Chinnadurai: A Funny Type of Kind

A look behind the scenes at how 1,200 vending machines were rolled out to dispense antimicrobial masks for residents of Singapore.
Mr Omar Faruque Shipon has been working in Singapore for the last decade. He manages a Facebook page for the Bangladeshi community that currently has over 53,500 followers.

Omar Faruque Shipon: The Information Ambassador for Bangladeshi Migrant Workers

He keeps Bangladeshi migrant workers informed. Mr Omar Faruque Shipon started a Facebook page for Bangladeshi migrant workers that has become a hub for information about Covid-19... (READ MORE)
It’s been almost two months since Ruzaini Syazwan, 29, started the Umbrella Initiative, a project that provides meals for the needy and homeless. The full-time nursing student started out delivering the food on his own, but the project has since expanded to a 9-person team.

Ruzaini Syazwan: Juggling School and Delivering Food for the Homeless

The Umbrella Initiative started as a Ramadan project to deliver food to the needy and homeless, but full-time nursing student, Ruzaini Syazwan, has plans to continue helping those who fall through the cracks... (READ MORE)

Lee Ray Sheng: “Raydy Gives” Breakfast Beehoon to the Needy

Owner and founder of Raydy’s Beehoon, which spun off its charitable food operation, Raydy Gives. Since April 13, Raydy’s has produced 32,000 meals for its partner charities. Its partner kitchens produce 2,000 meals a day, at total four locations... (READ MORE)

Bernard Menon: The Accidental Activist

He’s spent his entire career — 23 years — working his way around issues related to migrant worker welfare, interacting with laws and regulations related to the community. At the Migrant Workers’ Centre, his team currently manages a caseload of about 4,000 a year; a career he calls “quite incidental”... (READ MORE)

Beverly Tan: Turning Giving into a Family Project

Life for Beverly Tan, founder of the “COVID-19 Support Group” on Facebook, was already hectic before the circuit breaker, well, broke. At the start of the year, she and her husband Farley Lim, who wed in September 2019, we're staying at Beverly’s parents’ in the Boon Keng area, as they made plans to renovate their new apartment... (READ MORE)
Josef Lee, Writer/Artist, Founder and Creative Director, MOJO Studio

Josef Lee: MOJO for Healthcare Professionals

As the world’s focus shifted towards the spread of COVID-19 at the start of the year, Josef Lee, 41, turned his lens to the stories of healthcare professionals (HCPs); frontliners who selflessly fight to save the sick and dying every day... (READ MORE)

Rev Samuel Gift Stephen: “They are my brothers”

Reverend Samuel Gift Stephen leaves his Yishun home each day at 9am, going dormitory to dormitory to keep track of what workers need.... (READ MORE)
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