Just Like Family
She was there to share copywriting skills with the Agape School of the Deaf in Timor Leste but SIV Student Fellow Fu Kai Li had the privilege of getting up close with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão at the Dili Marathon and the leader’s own birthday celebration.
…explaining what has made my stay so special, I believe it has not been the exceptional events I’ve had the privilege of attending, but the people with whom I’ve spent these precious weeks…have somehow managed to take an entirely foreign experience and made me feel like I am with family.”SIV Student Fellow Fu Kai Li
PHOTO CREDIT: Fu Kai Li
Kai Li was in Timor Leste from 15 June to 31 July 2013. The 22- year-old is a Linguistics and Multilingual Studies student at Nanyang Technological University. She went there on a volunteer internship to contribute copywriting skills for the school’s annual year book. She also held a photo editing workshop for the teachers and students. During her time there, she was hosted by Ibu Wennie Fernandez and her family. Ibu Wennie is also the Principal of the Agape School for the Deaf.
The Singapore International Foundation’s Student Fellowship is a new initiative under the Singapore International Volunteer (SIV) programme started in 2012. Tertiary school students go on volunteer internships with host partner agencies. Upcoming internship opportunities are available in India, Cambodia and Laos at the end of 2013. To find out more, please email us at email@example.com.
In the Spirit of ‘Gotong Royong’ (Community Cooperation), Singaporean and Indonesian Artists Collaborate on the Arts for Social Impact
Artists from both countries put together ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album to fundraise for the Roslin Orphanage in Indonesia.
Strengthening Meaningful Connections between the US and ASEAN
How should ASEAN’s strategy evolve to build capacity at the people-to-people level? What kind of initiatives can deepen integration and cultivate shared values among US and ASEAN communities? Thought leaders from the US and Singapore...
Singapore and Cambodia Collaborate to Bring Clean Water To Over 70,000 Cambodians
Four-year project in Siem Reap builds on success of previous Water for Life projects, augments Cambodian government’s goals and global efforts to provide universal access to safe drinking water.
Songs from the Heart of Kupang
Indonesian and Singaporean artists came together to effect positive change through The Kupang Project, a year-long collaboration in 2016 under the SIF Arts for Good initiative. The artists collaborated to introduce arts-based activities into the...
Friends for a Better World
Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.