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April 2017
Young Social Entrepreneurs 2017 Brings Together Multi-Sectorial Partners to Nurture Global Changemakers for a Better World

"We create opportunities for people to come together to build essential skills to grow their social enterprises while developing a certain mutual understanding of social problems." – Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, SIF Chairman

The four-day opening workshop brought together multi-sectorial partners to emphasise the importance of collaborative partnerships to build successful social enterprises. A dialogue entitled Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals also gave insight into how the public, private and people sectors can work together to unlock the transformative power of partnerships and deliver sustainable solutions to global problems.

 

Cultural Exchange
Without Culture, There is No Future for Cities
What is the role of culture in creating a sustainable future? We brought together Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans alike to discuss this at Singapore Insights: Creative Cities, held earlier this month. Through the session, we outlined our collective responsibility to co-create and breathe life into the buildings and spaces in our cities to encourage meaningful interactions in urban society.


Arts & Disability Forum 2017
Join us at this forum which will bring together arts practitioners, stakeholders, policymakers, as well as social service & healthcare practitioners in the disability sector, to raise awareness on how arts and culture can shape a more inclusive society.


Pushing Boundaries - The Journey to Self through Dance
Discover how dance can improve our state of well-being, and how you can be part of a growing community that effects positive change through the arts. In this experiential session, Maya Dance Theatre shows how creative movements can be used to improve functional abilities, especially for persons with disabilities and the elderly. Join us!

Volunteer Corporation
Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association (VSFA) Ink Partnership to Connect Communities and Enable Collaborations for Positive Change
We signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association in March, affirming our shared commitment to strengthening cross-cultural understanding and people-to-people ties between Singapore and Vietnam. Expect more collaborations between both countries over the next two years!

Our Better World
Her Best Chance out from Being Trafficked is You
At 14, Lilis was trafficked, kept locked up and forced to serve clients – all in a Singaporean neighbourhood. Struck with fear and trauma, she lost trust in people. But Hagar Singapore empowered her to build a new life for herself. This is her story.

You Can Enjoy the Magic of a Simpler Life
Ever thought about how rice is produced? Tigerland Rice Farm invites you to experience a slower pace of life with them through a farm stay experience! Can't visit? Empower a family through the Raise-a-Piggy project by sponsoring a piglet to give the family a head-start to a sustainable livelihood!

Singapore Magazine
In Good Company
She is one of Singapore's most prominent women entrepreneurs, and a vocal advocate of youth social entrepreneurship. Find out what drives Elim Chew, and her aspirations for a better world.

Upcoming Events
8 Apr 2017
library @ esplanade
Pushing Boundaries - The Journey to Self through Dance
20-21 Apr 2017
Enabling Village
The Arts & Disability Forum 2017
Volunteer Opportunities
Cambodia
Water for Life Project (TBC)
Laos
English Teacher (Vientiane)

SIF in the News
Social Entrepreneurs Flock to SIF Workshop
"Innovation is looking at something and finding a better way of doing it." – Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, SIF Chairman

Read about how our Young Social Entrepreneurs programme enables innovative youths to make a positive impact through social entrepreneurship.
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