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.
While most of their peers sought temporary jobs over the December school holidays last year, Ms Joyce Tong and Ms Christabel Ng, both 17, found greater purpose in volunteering and instead. The pair took the initiative to run extra tutoring sessions (with games and badminton afterwards) for three girls in the Chai Chee community as part of KidzCare @ Kembangan-Chai Chee’s ‘Homework Club’ programme.

Joyce Tong & Christabel Ng: Young Lives impacting Young Lives

Friends Joyce Tong and Christabel Ng, both 17, spent their December school holidays last year volunteering and reaching out to three girls in the Chai Chee community, providing academic coaching as well as fun and games under KidzCare @ Kembangan-Chai Chee’s ‘Homework Club’ programme.