A Baby's Last Moments, Wrapped in Love
Angel Hearts is a volunteer group in Singapore that transforms wedding gowns into clothing for a baby's last rites, to comfort grieving parents.
After Our Better World (OBW) told their story, 341 signed up to volunteer - a significant increase from their usual 10 volunteers a month. This case study was part of OBW’s research entry submission that won ESOMAR’s Best International Not-For-Profit Case Study in their Making A Difference competition in 2018.
From 'Dirty' to Dignified: Those Flowers Transform Lives
Phool (formerly known as HelpUsGreen) is a social enterprise from India that employs marginalised women to upcycle waste flowers into incense products.
After OBW told their story, products they created for Diwali sold out, visitors to their website increased 15-fold and 1,823 new volunteers signed up. This story also won the Jury Prize Innovation Award at the Social Impact Media Awards 2019.
Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse
Cactus Foundation is a volunteer-driven non-profit that works with schools to educate children on child sexual abuse.
A month after OBW told the story, 1,021 volunteers signed up, compared to 10 in a year. OBW’s social media campaign for this story won Best in Youth and Family category in the Shorty Social Good Awards 2018. This story also won the Jury Prize Humanitas Award at the Social Impact Media Awards 2019.
A Wild Life
Stories of conservationists and communities giving Asia’s wildlife a chance to thrive in the wild.
Silent No More – Giving Voice to Mental Illness
Stories of people with mental illness and their caregivers and how they're eradicating stigma, while supporting one another.
Our Better Earth
Stories of people working to stop the damage to our environment, reverse the impact, and find a better way towards a better world.
Hear from Our Impact Storytellers
“I have been a television commercial director for many years but my first opportunity working with OBW on The Dorsal Effect story really enriched my soul, something I have never felt before. I believe good stories about such organisations can help to reshape society’s perceptions, touch more people, and get them to come forward to volunteer or donate in support of the cause.”
“I find working with OBW more meaningful than other media platforms because it is 100 per cent true to its core in helping make an impact. It engages every viewer to do something. It makes the world a better place by exposing the people to the good being done, and in turn, gives all of us a chance to participate too.”
“OBW is far more engaged, collaborative, and thorough in identifying, vetting, and building relationships with story subjects. Also critical is their empathy and sensitivity towards the featured issues and story subjects. Its reach is significant, but numbers aside, OBW's impact is its mere presence as a socially-conscious advocate of good causes. In these times of weaponised big data, OBW's role is all the more important as we grapple with challenges from refugee crises to climate change.”
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In November 2022, we invited our community in Singapore for an in-person event as part of our series Silent No More: Giving Voice to Mental Health. The event featured Edwin, Priyanka and Sharon whose stories on childhood trauma garnered over four million views on our website and social channels. Of those who attended our events, 93% feel more open towards talking about childhood trauma, 94% are more inclined to seek help for their mental health and 97% said they want to help reduce the stigma around childhood trauma.In July 2022, we held our virtual community event STORY TALK as part of our new series Our Better Earth: Reset, where 80 participants from across Asia met Environmental Changemakers – Sahaana Sankar (Hand in Hand) Agastya Yatra (Merah Putih Hijau) and Danny Lim (Repair Kopitiam), who shared how they work with local communities to influence and reset environmental habits. We even planted a tree from Ecomatcher, on behalf of every audience member who attended the event.For the final year of our A Wild Life series, we held our virtual community event STORY TALK where we spotlighted conservations Kalen from Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society, Jayson from Philippine Eagle Foundation and Lara from RIMAU, the Tiger Protection Society of Malaysia, who shared how they are empowering local communities to become wildlife protectors in India, the Philippines and Malaysia. From our post event survey, we saw audience members more inclined to play their part to protect wildlife!