~ written by Sonu Muskan, student from Raffles Institution who volunteered as a writer during one of the voluntary sessions organised by RI. Growing up in Singapore, you may have heard of ‘IMH’ (Institute of Mental Health) and varying opinions on what ‘Mental Health’ entail. Regardless of your family background, I am pretty sure you […]Read More Lifeline – “I am willing to understand”
~ By Shermaine Ng, Youth Corps Leader I was privileged to have been a part of the Youth Corps Singapore Learning Journey to Hong Kong in December 2016. With the purpose of exposing Youth Corps Leaders to the service-learning and social service landscape in Hong Kong, a city that, in comparison to ours, is same […]Read More Choice or No Choice?
~ By Tee Zhi Yao, Youth Corps Aspirant (Cohort 7) and Volunteer Befriender for EYES Programme (Round 2) Never would I’ve imagined that joining a volunteering programme could change the way I view things, in particular, the way I see seniors – but all that changed when I joined Youth Corps Singapore’s EYES programme. EYES […]Read More Seniors are not that different from us
The Intergenerational Month of October that promotes understanding between youths and seniors may have ended, but the relationships forged will last a lifetime. Here’s a roundup of some highlights among the events organised and supported by Youth Corps Singapore! A beautiful synergy Youth volunteers and seniors kick-started the month at the “We are Stronger Together” […]Read More Gong Simi? Say What?
It may have been the last event on the Intergenerational Month calendar, but it was my first time volunteering. I’d previously only heard about the Jiak Simi project, initiated by Owen Tan, a Youth Corps Leader. I knew it involved bringing seniors out to eat at common spaces, but everything else was a huge question […]Read More Jiak Simi? Popiah lah!
100 youth volunteers, 60 children, 3 heritage trails – the outcome? A walk definitely to be remembered. On 24 September 2016, passionate Youth Corps Singapore volunteers brought children from diverse family backgrounds on an outing to discover the Singapore story.. The outing, called “A Walk to Remember”, is part of Youth Corps’ Common Space for […]Read More Walk, don’t run!
Remember “dancing” along to the famous National Day song, Home, during the National Day Parade (NDP) this year? If you caught this year’s NDP, chances are you followed the actions made by Ms Neoh Yew Kim, the lady who led the song-signing segment at the parade. “I’ve always wanted to sing the popular songs for […]Read More Song-sign with Yew Kim, song-sign for Singapore