November 2017
Words on Wheels Launches in Yogyakarta to Promote Literacy and Foster Singapore-Indonesia Collaboration

Singapore Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim describes it as a vehicle of friendship – bringing Indonesians and Singaporeans together to share ideas and cultures through their mutual love for books. The reading programme will increase the number of beneficiaries to 30,000 school children, doubling its social impact in Indonesia.


Volunteer Cooperation
SIF-TTSH Collaborate to Raise Standards of Medical Care in Developing Communities
Singapore International Foundation and Tan Tock Seng Hospital take their longstanding partnership one step further, with a five-year Memorandum of Understanding for collaborations in healthcare projects in the region.

Good Business
Young Social Entrepreneurs 2018 Call-for-Applications
Do you have an idea for a better world? Apply for the Young Social Entrepreneurs 2018 Programme! You'll gain a mentorship scheme and overseas study visit, and stand a chance to win up to 20,000 SGD to grow your business.

Cross-Cultural Learnings for Greater Social Impact
Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017 finalist teams share how international friendships exposed them to other social business cultures and helped refine their business plans for success.

Sharing Insights into Singapore's Social Business Ecosystem
10 journalists from the region visited Singapore to experience its growing social enterprise sector. These Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and Indonesian media also witnessed aspiring changemakers pitch for funding at YSE 2017 Pitching for Change.

Cultural Exchange
Healing Through the Arts
As part of our Arts for Good initiative, SIF was proud to be the main partner for CausewayEXchange 2017!

The annual arts exchange platform, which aims to foster greater collaboration between Singapore and Malaysia, brought together medical professionals, artists and members of the public to explore the role of the arts in medicine and therapy.

In the Spirit of Gotong Royong (Community Cooperation), Singaporean and Indonesian Artists Collaborate on Arts for Social Impact
What started out as a creative education programme for an orphanage led to the production of a music album a year later! An initiative of Indonesian jazz musician Nita Aartsen and Singaporean composer Clement Chow, "Songs from the Heart of Kupang" featured voices from residents of the Roslin Orphanage alongside international musicians.

Applications Open for Singapore Internationale: Arts for Good
Got an arts project that brings together Singaporeans and international communities to do good? Apply here.

Our Better World
A Young Caregiver's Raw Words to Her Father with Alzheimer's
Only 14 years old when her father was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's, Melissa was forced to grow up and be a caretaker. Today, she drives Project We Forgot as a tribute to her father and to support young caregivers. Check out Melissa's story in her own words.

The 2–year Conversation that Changed Her Life
Can words warm the soul and resonate years after they've been said? Find out how a helpline caller searched for her counsellor after 20 years, just to say, “thank you”.

Friends for a Better World Contest
Stand a chance to win a cultural immersion in Yogyakarta for two with unique tours and amazing local hosts! Watch our National Geographic series 'Friends for a Better World' and take part in this contest. Extended closing date is 1 December, so hurry!

Singapore Magazine
Big Smiles All Around
Architecture lecturer Tan Beng Kiang leads students on annual trips to design and build sustainable facilities for the poor in Phnom Penh. Find out how these missions impact both beneficiaries and volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities
New year,
new volunteering opportunities!
Water for Life
(Siem Reap)

Water for Life addresses gaps in rural communities' water ecosystem through the implementation of clean water technology, along with hygiene lessons.
Words on Wheels

By improving access to books as well as English language and Information Technology (IT) training, the Words on Wheels mobile library opens a new window to the world for children.
Do sign up by contacting: siv@sif.org.sg Find out more about the projects here.
Photo Contest
Picture a Better World
Our Picture a Better World photo contest closed on 15 October 2017. A big "thank you" to everyone who submitted their photos! We will let you know if your entry is shortlisted for exhibition at the upcoming ShiOK! Nite, and if you are one of our top five winners.

Upcoming Events
2 - 3 Dec 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Drums by The Finger Players
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