Mindset puts spotlight on mental health

"JUST get over it" is a phrase commonly said to people with mental health issues.

PVPA honours everyday heroes

WHEN the Covid-19 outbreak happened, Q&M Dental Group's staff swapped their dental probes for nose swabs.

Making life a little more beautiful

TO LOSE is to win. That's the mantra that Melissa Kwee, CEO of National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), abides by.

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Sustainability in the spotlight

SUSTAINABILITY was the common thread among the four finalists of the DBS Foundation Social Impact Prize (SIP) competition held last Friday. As the grand prize winner, Singapore startup StratifiCare walked away with S$75,000; while Indonesian company Sampangan bagged S$25,000 as People's Choice...

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Singtel launches S$3 million package to foster digital inclusion

SINGTEL on Tuesday announced a S$3 million community care package which comes in the form of a digitalisation initiative that is aimed at two groups - senior citizens and traditional SMEs.

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Bringing cheer to the elderly during mid-autumn festival

KEPPEL Land Limited (Keppel Land) partnered the Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore) (Lions Befrienders) to provide care packs to 100 seniors living in Jurong, in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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Beware the pitfalls of gig work

HOW many jobs can one take on before reaching the point of exhaustion? That was the question Tracey Tay asked herself when she was juggling three - part-time personal trainer, delivery person and cafe manager.

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Helping vulnerable groups to use tech

DEVELOPING wearables for seniors to track their vital signs and providing early alert for emergencies; and creating micro jobs for the silver generation in a gamified way: these were some winning-concepts at this year's Singtel Future Makers programme.

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Prudential gives out S$3.5m in cash benefits, donations amid Covid-19

AS PART of its Covid-19 relief measures, Prudential Singapore has given about S$3.5 million in cash benefits and donations to more than 3,400 individuals and the community. The amount is more than double the initial S$1.5 million committed under its PRUcare package launched on Feb 19 at the...

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3M Moves @ South East 2020 aims to raise over S$110,000 in product donations

3M staff and internal stakeholders participated in a workout session on Friday, while doing some good for the community at the same time.

NTUC Income raises S$60,000 in support of mental health

CLOSE to 700 participants, comprising NTUC Income (Income) employees and financial advisers as well as staff and family members of its financial advisory firm, Infinitum Financial Advisory, joined a Virtual Income Eco Run - Family Day to champion zero waste and run for a more sustainable...

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Add volunteering to your CV

UNLESS your New Year resolution was to binge watch a hundred Netflix programmes, most of the goals set earlier in the year would have gone kaput with the advent of Covid-19. A friend of mine, one of many who found themselves jobless during this period, was updating her resume and asked me to "...

Making Singapore sustainable

STUDENTS of my generation were imbued with water-conservation habits - talks and rationing exercises were par for the course in the education system, which taught us to not take accessibility to this resource for granted.

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CCSS teams up with Trafigura to empower vulnerable families

CARE Community Services Society (CCSS) is collaborating with commodity trading firm Trafigura to empower vulnerable local family groups affected by Covid-19.

Doing their bit to help the underprivileged

KEPPEL, together with its partner Envision, sent care items including surgical masks, thermometers and personal protection equipment to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) on Friday.

Clicking to buy? Do a good deed at the same time

WHEN Jena Lim became a mother at 20, she was hoping to purchase essential items for cheaper. The user of Carousell then reached out to others on the platform to ask if they would be able to help by either donating or letting go of their items at a lower price. Little did she know this would...

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Dos and don'ts on social media

THE dust has settled somewhat over General Elections 2020.

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Helping migrant workers amid the pandemic

CITI Singapore employees raised over S$176,000 through a company-wide fund-raiser, Citi Supports HOME campaign.

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Joining forces to address domestic violence crisis

THE Body Shop last week announced its global partnership with No More, an organisation dedicated to end domestic violence and sexual assault globally. Together, they will raise awareness of this worrying trend, share information to support survivors and call on governments to provide additional...

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Starting a new job, from home

IT'S 11pm. The cursor on my computer screen is spinning endlessly, whirling into the "circle of death", as a colleague coined it. The clock is ticking, the night's deadline is looming. The technology gods have clearly forsaken me at the eleventh hour.

Travel industry's support for community flies high amid Covid-19

MUHAMMAD Fathi Fong Bin Mohd Faizal Fong assists in the day-to-day service management of Alexandra hospital, and provides basic care giving for patients. But the 29-year-old has another identity - that of a flight steward with Singapore Airlines.

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UOB raises more than S$1.65m in its latest Covid-19 relief effort

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) colleagues and customers from across the bank's global network raised more than S$1.65 million in a month for the UOB Heartbeat Covid-19 Relief Fund.

Micron donates S$2.5m to Covid-19 treatment research, 5 charities

MICRON Technology on Thursday announced several donations totalling over S$2.5 million from its Micron Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund to support Singapore communities through the coronavirus pandemic.

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DBS, Lions Befrienders launch Singapore's largest-ever virtual befriending initiative

DBS and Lions Befrienders (LB) will roll out in early July Singapore's largest-ever virtual befriending volunteer initiative - LB Virtual Befriending@ SAC (Senior Activity Centre).

Feeding the vulnerable and underprivileged during Covid-19

WHEN Singapore's "circuit breaker" measures to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic were announced in early April, the CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) was informed by its charity partners - AWWA Senior Community Home and Apex Harmony Lodge (AHL) - that food provisions for their residents...