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Tag: Our Better World

Standing on Strangers’ Shoulders

What it means to have someone believe in you, and to believe that you can run with the best. Find out how the Singapore-based non-profit is believing in those, who may not have expected it. When I was a kid…

Seeing to their future

It takes courage to confront a potentially debilitating condition in your child and to do everything in your power to help your child. It takes a special kind of courage to extend that help to other children as well. That’s…

Close your eyes. Now let’s play tennis!

The players mostly missed. That’s the truth. It was 2012 and Our Better World had just started. We were looking for an inspiring story to tell. It came to us wrapped in one of those “someone I know is doing…

Water is Life

Dealing with typhoid and diarrhoea is not funny. Spending twice your family’s monthly income to get to a clinic and buy medicine is even worse. Um Cheung, the chief of Kbhal Tra Lach village in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province, explains…

The Fear to Volunteer

Gladys Ng’s approach to short-term volunteering is refreshing. She says it is a “by the way” thing, and she is unapologetic about that. “I don’t see volunteer work as something that needs to move you in order to draw you…

I’m Not Here to Change the World

Diana Saw had just had a defining moment. On a holiday in Cambodia, she had just witnessed a woman selling her baby. “I was quite traumatised,” she said when she referred to that experience in 2006. Sitting in that mother’s…

Cleaning Up Like a Boss

Business school for domestic workers helps them become entrepreneurs. I’ve been a volunteer mentor at Aidha for over two years now and it’s one of the most gratifying aspects of my life here in Singapore. It has given me the…

Empowered Mothers Light Up Lives

See how a Singaporean entity empowered Indonesian mothers to battle the darkness, with one-of-a-kind solar lamps! Also find out how you can play a part in spreading the light.When our team got to the island of Pulau Air Raja in…