At 29 weeks pregnant, Ms Sarah Rodrigues, co-founder of Wine With Us, reflects on her most pressing concerns about being pregnant during the pandemic. The 34-year-old shares what helped her most as she prepared to get vaccinated.
Reducing food waste while feeding those who most need it is a group that hauls, sorts and distributes produce every week to community fridges islandwide. Uncover how Fridge Restock Community SG, as well as volunteers such as Sandy Goh and Daniel Tay are stopping food from going straight to your waste.
Singaporean youths rally to minimise waste and help those in need by spearheading the Cheng San Chapalang Club, a community gifting drive.
No bald statements in 2020, but Children’s Cancer Foundation presses on as they transit into teleservice engagements.
Raising mental health awareness and the significance of ethical leadership at the launch of Temasek Foundation’s Momentum Tea webinar series.
How a family of healthcare workers did their part at the front lines to help Singapore beat the challenges of Covid-19.
With travel restrictions in place, youths continue to challenge the limits of e-learning by volunteering abroad — digitally.
Up to 367 children across Singapore set aside worn out bags and stationery for all-new supplies — made possible by volunteers who spent months intensely collecting items on wish lists, checking them twice, then wrapping these presents.
Nicholas Lim, 30, has an invisible disability — a genetic blood disorder known as haemophilia which results in him bruising and bleeding easily. But that isn’t stopping the swimming instructor and fitness buff from pursuing his fitness dreams.
With the pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s minds, it seemed as though everyone forgot about the perils of the human impact on the environment. WAYD talks to two organisations that continue to advocate for these issues, despite the fall in funding for the year.
How a little neighbourhood bread distribution initiative in Singapore started mushrooming across the island.
How one Singapore-based biotech company came to produce one million Covid-19 tests a week.
When Covid-19 hit, Cycling Without Age Singapore used virtual reality to provide a trishaw tour experience to seniors from the comfort of their own nursing homes.
Six inspiring individuals and organisations recognised for their community contributions at the President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards 2020.
Rev Samuel Gift Stephen started out tending to needs of migrant workers. Now, he’s befriending them to tend to their mental wellness too.
Club MemorABLE, a pandemic innovation by Apex Harmony Lodge, connects persons with dementia through music and movement. Each week, residents bop to oldies like “Kung Fu Fighting” and “Dancing Queen” for a dose of good vibrations.
Distribution of reusable masks rolls out to safeguard the built environment sector.
Children and youth need face-to-face human interaction to process complex emotions, or risk developmental challenges as they grow up.
Engaging seniors with depression and dementia through the reminiscence of music and singing.
The Voices of Singapore Children’s Choir sing songs of hope and chasing dreams at social impact hub, Temasek Shophouse, to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day.
While flying has not been an option for many, 400 beneficiaries from select charities had the chance to explore a very different SIA inflight experience.
The future of health monitoring is here, as PhD students drive an initiative to make health screening services more accessible through telemedicine.
Vintage Radio SG: the volunteer mission to reach and engage with Singapore’s elderly through music and nostalgia.
Pastor Billy Lee started Blessed Grace Social Services to help those struggling with personal issues find purpose. Its volunteers tend to the needs of seniors, working with the community’s vulnerable groups — which they too, were once part of.
Long-awaited sailing sessions postponed as a result of downpour, but MINDS beneficiaries and volunteers from DBS still connected over an outing by the Bay where they feasted on the lifestyle precinct’s sights and sounds.
How Hwa Chong Institution students, collectively known as “Project Coconut”, helped raise $30,000 to obtain smartphones for uncontactable elderly.
While Covid-19 may have kept the seniors from going to performances, it didn’t stop the performances from coming to them.
Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, migrant workers at the Terusan Recreation Centre held a joyous Deepavali celebration.
Inspired by the joy of receiving packages by mail or courier, a group of youth started creating heartfelt handwritten cards for seniors centres in Singapore.
Automated food aid distribution via dry rations and cooked meals vending machines will help alleviate food insecurity and social stigmas.
It’s not Hello Kitty collectibles that are causing the lines this time, but limited edition black, peach and denim versions from the StayMasked campaign by Temasek Foundation.
Safe distancing is hard — especially for the very young. Here are some ways these childcare centres and kindergartens have had to get creative to remind children to practise good hygiene and keep a metre apart to avoid germs.
After 37 years together, he finally proposed. “All of a sudden, he asked if we could get registered (for marriage),” says 84-year-old bride, Madam Chia Pee Kim. Find out how their wedding happened under the most unusual of circumstances.
With guidance from teachers, they are able to adapt through activities like picture search, spot-the-difference, and stories to build on their visual efficiency skills.
For troubled youth, REACH Rock Steady is a safe space to learn music at their own pace while allowing their self-esteem to blossom.
Since the age of 30, Mr Matlisah bin Chela spent his nights under the stars. It was only when he suffered COPD that he found happiness and a roof over his head.