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.
This Children’s Day, we catch up with children whose parents are healthcare workers to find out their thoughts on Covid-19 and the changes they’ve faced.
How advocacy group Race2Share uses sport and fitness to promote physical and mental well-being among an oft-forgotten minority group.
With a leap of faith, the Crisis Relief Alliance quickly learnt about the ecosystem of the factory-converted dormitories to play a pivotal role in providing assurance for migrant workers during the Covid-19 outbreak.
To counter the stress of Covid-19, Nature Reconnections immerses individuals in the smells, sights and sounds of Singapore’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After months of quarantine, migrant workers prepare to rejoin the community and adjust to the new life ahead of them.
A home is a basic need to most of us but the low-income and elderly lack the ability to keep their own quarters clean and safe. Knowing these needs, 3 charities and their volunteers are doing their part to meet needs. Covid-19 may have complicated their operations, but they are innovating to seek out the help they need.
Those who have lost jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic must now depend on safety nets that come in the form of government payouts. For those that fell through the cracks, here's how charities and initiatives in Singapore stepped in to provide free or affordable meals so they don't have to go hungry.
Most children in Singapore could simply be worried about whether Covid-19 has affected preparation for their year-end examinations. However, there are some youths who are concerned about survival.
Charities serving the disabled have to resort to taking things online, or pushing forward as far as they can while still respecting Covid-19 rules and regulations. You can help too by volunteering or donating.
These volunteers stepped up at a crucial time to discover the unarticulated needs of these “transient workers” while they are here in Singapore, leading to creative and innovative solutions.
The best solutions answer the most urgent needs facing communities and our Singaporean brand of empathy can lead to innovations for economic recovery. Celebrating the International Day of Charity in 2020.
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.
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.
For heart patients like Ms Kirti Harnal, leaving her house during the Covid-19 pandemic comes with a certain level of fear. But this hasn’t stopped her from building her strength with the help of the Singapore Heart Foundation.
YouthGo! social workers get creative with a slew of online tools, from Instagram to TikTok, to befriend and engage youth at risk.
A look behind the scenes at how 1,200 vending machines were rolled out to dispense antimicrobial masks for residents of Singapore.
Daniel’s family has rallied around him since he was six, when he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The 15-year-old now does daily exercises with the help from his mother and younger brother.
How an independent sewing and printing studio helped to break the sound barrier for hearing-impaired students with a nifty little idea – transparent face masks for better speech reading.
With weekly therapy sessions at Extraordinary People Limited, Tay Ming Jun, three, now speaks English, Mandarin and Hokkien.
As arts spaces remain closed, our local artists stay committed to their craft in the quiet of their own homes. This story is the third in a series looking at how arts and heritage groups are coping during Covid-19.
DIY social distancing hats help pre-schoolers show off their uniqueness while learning about new safety measures in class.
Hairdressers prepare for more customers as the circuit breaker ends and phase one of our reopening begins.