Nepal: Volunteers central

By Bryna Singh The Sunday Times Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 Source: The Sunday Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission. Young Singaporeans are flocking there to do community service  Exotic. Mysterious. A place where much can be done. These are some of the reasons young Singaporeans and local chapters of international groups have been flocking to […]

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Empowering Youth Leaders of Today: Two Days at the UN Winter Youth Assembly

For many years, I’ve been a self-professed International Relations nerd, and my unhealthy fascination with global affairs has always been tempered with generous doses of scepticism towards the effectiveness of the international system. Still, I couldn’t contain my excitement when the Overseas Singaporean Unit and the National Youth Council approached me to attend the Youth Assembly at […]

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Improving lives of the residents in Baseco – a slum in Manila City

29 young professionals from 10 ASEAN member states gathered in Manila for two weeks on 21 September 2013 with one common aim – to improve community livelihood and environmental health of the 12,000 families living amongst tonnes of rubbish in Baseco. The Baseco community faces continuous and increasing risks to their personal health and wellness. […]

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Young Singaporeans Championing ‘Humanitarian Fitness’

The pursuit of fitness is usually an individual affair – hence the term ‘personal fitness’. 31-year-old Joshua Kwah however, aims to change that by championing ‘humanitarian fitness’ – by marrying his passion of community service and CrossFit, a fitness programme that’s gaining popularity in Singapore! He describes CrossFit as “a progressive and proven strength and […]

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