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March 2019
Mastering the Art of Doing Good

Finding synergies between Tamil music and Malay dance; curating community arts projects with over 100 high school students—the creative energies of 30 artists from over 10 nationalities were channelled towards creating positive social impact at the SIF’s Arts for Good Fellowship’s exchange programme in Chennai, India.


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Finding Refuge in Friendships and Music

From having little to no background in music, to composing a suite of original music: Afghan refugees in Cisarua, Indonesia, worked together with musicians from Singapore and Indonesia and were empowered to express themselves in an SIF-supported project.


Our Better World
Singapore and Indonesia Affirm Shared Commitment to Uplifting Quality of Special Education

Building on the success of an earlier special education project in Medan, Indonesia, the SIF launched its first special education project in Jakarta in February.



Strong Waves of Support for World Water Day

SIF celebrated the official launch of Singapore World Water Day with our Citizen Ambassadors, who shared about their work on our signature Water for Life programme with over 3,000 members of the public.


Our Better World
No More Bad Hair Days for Orang Asli Youth

How does a pair of scissors become a tool for social change? Lex Low, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular hairdressers, found a way to empower Orang Asli youth with his hairdressing skills.



Breaking new ground(s) for ex-convicts

Reintegration into society can be challenging without the right kind of support. Through collaborations with local coffeeshops, Indonesian NGO Sahabat Kapas seeks to give juvenile ex-offenders a new shot at life.


Singapore Magazine
The Good Fight

Kapap Academy’s chief instructor, Qin Yunquan, can easily throw an aggressor twice her weight, and has high hopes of arming 100,000 women and children in India with an arsenal of self-defence skills.


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The Power of the Arts in Education
by Tamil Murasu

The arts can be a powerful tool to unite people, but not everyone is able to access it. Learn how the SIF’s Arts for Good Fellowship brought colour and music to the classroom experiences of high school students in Chennai, India.


Upcoming Events
Pledge for A Better World
Invaluable change happens when world communities gather to do good. Discover some of the amazing work that Singaporeans have done with their friends from all over the world at our inaugural Bazaar for Good on 6 and 7 April.

 

Take Your Social Enterprise to Even Greater Heights
Want to deepen your entrepreneurial know-how, leadership skills, business acumen and more?

Join our Young Social Entrepreneurs Overseas Workshop in Bangalore, India, and be a part of this network of international changemakers. The closing date for applications is 5 April.


Volunteer Opportunities
Water for Life
• Siem Reap, Cambodia

Words on Wheels
• Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
• Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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