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January 2020
Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future For A Better World

The biennial SIF Connects! Singapore and ShiOK! Nite bring together more than 200 Singaporean and international friends, partners and programme alumni.


Spotlight
Stories of Singaporeans’ Global Acts of Service

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam presents the SIF’s commemorative book, “Building a Better World” as Singapore’s symbol of hope and international cooperation at the Paris Peace Forum Library.


Spotlight
The SIF’s First Integrated Education Project in Malaysia

Working hand-in-hand with our Malaysian neighbours to enhance the professional expertise of primary and secondary school teachers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor.



180 Healthcare Professionals Trained, 100,000 Lives Uplifted

The three-year Enhancing Maternal and Child Health Services Programme in the Indian state of Karnataka comes to a close with significant impact.



Enhancing Capabilities of Vietnamese Special Educators to Uplift Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Our latest special education project in Ho Chi Minh City expands on past efforts in Vietnam that began over a decade ago, bringing positive impact to new cohorts of students with autism.


Spotlight
Creatives Seek Out Social Causes

International arts practitioners come together in the third edition of the Arts for Good Fellowship, seeking to collaborate and empower children and youth through the arts.


Our Better World
Making Every Grain Count

Social enterprise Langit Collective makes farm-to-table more than a fashionable concept—it is a movement that empowers one of the world’s most remote rice farming communities in Long Semadoh, Sarawak.



Everyday People, Uncommon Bravery

At the frontlines of road accidents, fires and healthcare emergencies in Vientiane, Laos, ordinary citizens turn into extraordinary heroes. Watch, read and listen about how these volunteers save lives with their courage and compassion in Our Better World’s first interactive story.


Singapore Magazine
Leap of Faith

Battling poverty and homelessness but grounded by faith – Siti Noor Mastura rose above her challenging past to become a leader for inter-religious dialogue and positive social change.


Singapore Magazine
Native: A Social Enterprise Featuring the Orang Aslis that's Powered by Friendships
by The New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Daniel Teoh, founder of Native and winner of SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2019, earns his keep through the lifelong friendships he has built with indigenous communities in Malaysia – all while making a positive difference in their lives.


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

Water for Life
• Siem Reap, Cambodia

Specialist In-field Volunteers
• Vientiane, Laos
Upcoming Events
Calling for Mentors to Help Budding Social Enterprises!

Want to empower young changemakers through your expertise, experience and networks? Join our Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme as a mentor today!

Our Arts for Good Forum Goes to Delhi, India!
India Habitat Centre, Juniper Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
14 February, 9am – 2pm (GMT+5:30, India Standard Time)

Hear from our international panel of speakers and be inspired by the many ways to empower children and youth through the arts!

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