In a society with an ageing population, what can we as youths, do to contribute? Kennice Foo learns more at Youth Corps Singapore’s first Senior-Savvy event. Being in their shoes It’s not something we see every day – Young adults hunched over the cardboard pieces they grasp in their hands, slowly advancing towards the stairs. […]Read More Keeping Up With The Seniors
You may remember Jiezhen as the lady caught on national TV who stood up to sing ‘Home’ during the 2015 National Day Rally. Perhaps she caught your attention in a video of viral social experiment or two. Or maybe it’s her unique surname ‘Wu’ caught your eye and made you wonder, “Wu is she?” Ms […]Read More Rediscovering with Jiezhen of The Hidden Good
~ 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!