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Tag: Volunteer

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…

Kitchen of Cheer

Mavis Ching runs a cheerful kitchen. It’s nothing much to look at – functional and clean but pretty basic. It’s what goes on in the kitchen that makes it special. Among the dozen or so volunteers who clean, peel, slice and…

A Run Like No Other

We first met the Runninghour team more than a year ago when we were making a film about a group of blind tennis players. They were training for a 10km race to get fitter for their tennis. It was their…

The Smiling Migrant Man

I first met Shabdar Ali at a Culture Kitchen event, where South Asian migrant workers and other Singapore residents gathered over a hearty meal of Briyani (flavoured rice dish). He came across as an unassuming and friendly person, and though…

Why These Kids Love School

In a rural village 40 minutes’ drive from the city centre of Medan, Indonesia, you’ll find a small school that’s bursting with love. Its name, Abdi Kasih, means dedication with love, and the love and dedication is directed at children with intellectual…

Your Skype Call Can Gift Education

The stress of exams, our children’s education and tuition – these are worries familiar to Singaporeans. Believe it or not, the same concerns affect longhouse kids in Malaysia. Find out how one woman has taken it upon herself to ensure…

Lost Her Voice and Found Her Song

This story is the winner from Our Better World’s, Good Story of the Year 2014 contest. Find out more here!   I stepped onto the compound of an at-risk community and was greeted by a youth who, with a slight…

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7 ways to feel SHIOK this holiday season

It’s great when enjoying festivities, and doing some good go hand-in-hand! We’ve put together a list of things to do, savour and enjoy that we think will leave you feeling fantastic. There’s a good chance you’ll help others, while helping…