Through the Project HomeWorks programme, Habitat for Humanity Singapore eliminates poverty housing conditions and provides decent living conditions for those in need. BRYAN VAN DER BEEK

Singaporeans Innovate as They Work to Help Others Through Covid-19’s Fallout

For eight weeks, WhatAreYouDoing.Sg followed individuals, staff at social service agencies and charitable groups as they battled the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 Life to Help...

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 in Singapore’s Trans...

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.