Shaping a Lifelong “Cancel Culture” Against Cancer
After opening up about her battle with breast cancer, writer and yoga teacher Ms Jill Alphonso shares about keeping cancer at bay.
Facing the Scars of Breast Cancer, and Finding Beauty in Them
In this third of our four-part series, breast cancer survivor Ms Jill Alphonso de-stigmatises the scars surgery left behind.
Jill Alphonso Shoots Down Breast Cancer Misconceptions
Writer and yoga teacher Ms Jill Alphonso was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2022. In this second of our four-part series documenting her treatment, she uncovers the battle strategies behind her scars.
When Breast Cancer Upturns Her Life, Jill Alphonso Fights Back
Writer and yoga teacher Ms Jill Alphonso documents her experience with breast cancer after being diagnosed in November 2022.
Never Going Solo: Seeking Help with Caregiving
Those who care for people living with Parkinson’s disease can now count on support from the Temasek Foundation Parkinson’s Disease Community Care Programme.
On a Mission to Rescue “Ugly” Foods
“Uncle Charlie” has a personal mission to raise awareness about food waste in an industry he worked in for more than 40 years.
Community Fridges: When Food Waste is Good Enough to Eat
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.
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.
Hope Floats with Children’s Cancer Foundation
No bald statements in 2020, but Children’s Cancer Foundation presses on as they transit into teleservice engagements.
Safeguarding Mental Health: The Hallmark of Ethical Leadership
Raising mental health awareness and the significance of ethical leadership at the launch of Temasek Foundation’s Momentum Tea webinar series.
First (Responder) Family Fights Covid-19
How a family of healthcare workers did their part at the front lines to help Singapore beat the challenges of Covid-19.
Beyond Borders: How Youths in Singapore Continue to Help Children Overseas
With travel restrictions in place, youths continue to challenge the limits of e-learning by volunteering abroad — digitally.
Granting a Fresh Start for 2021
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.
How a Former Manhunt Finalist Rises Above His Rare Blood Disorder
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.
Funding the Future of our Environment
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.
Keeping Bellies Full One Bun at a Time
How a little neighbourhood bread distribution initiative in Singapore started mushrooming across the island.
Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Covid-19 Test Kit
How one Singapore-based biotech company came to produce one million Covid-19 tests a week.
Virtual Reality Helps Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Explore Singapore
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.
How Classic Tunes Can Always Soothe the Soul
A “Weekend Warrior” session with VintageRadio.SG gets WAYD.sg publisher opening up about her 10 favourite songs and recounting life-affirming memories.
Singing to Keep Dementia at Bay
Engaging seniors with depression and dementia through the reminiscence of music and singing.
Songs from Our Hearts: In Support of Mental Health in Singapore
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.
‘Inside Singapore Airlines’ Takes Flight and Gives Back
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.
Pandemic-proof Health Screening Services for the Community
The future of health monitoring is here, as PhD students drive an initiative to make health screening services more accessible through telemedicine.
Music to Silence a Savage Year
Vintage Radio SG: the volunteer mission to reach and engage with Singapore’s elderly through music and nostalgia.
When the Vulnerable Become Avid Community Volunteers
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.
Outing by the Bay Provides Reprieve for MINDS Beneficiaries Stuck at...
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.
Coconut Smartphones a Lifeline for Seniors
How Hwa Chong Institution students, collectively known as “Project Coconut”, helped raise $30,000 to obtain smartphones for uncontactable elderly.
Musicians Take Their Show on the Road in Esplanade’s First Music...
While Covid-19 may have kept the seniors from going to performances, it didn’t stop the performances from coming to them.
Festival of Lights Dimmed Somewhat by Safe Distancing Measures
Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, migrant workers at the Terusan Recreation Centre held a joyous Deepavali celebration.
Delivering Handwritten Happiness to Seniors
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.
Tech and Data Maintain Privacy for Food Aid Beneficiaries
Automated food aid distribution via dry rations and cooked meals vending machines will help alleviate food insecurity and social stigmas.
Mask Crusaders Line Up for Them — Even When They Don’t...
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.
How Children Learn to Stay One Metre Apart Through Games and...
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.
Love in the Time of Covid-19
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.
Visually Impaired Children Find it Harder to Adjust to Digital Learning
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.
Performing Pop Music Offers Stress Relief and Confidence-Building for Youth
For troubled youth, REACH Rock Steady is a safe space to learn music at their own pace while allowing their self-esteem to blossom.