Citizen Ambassadors

Meet our Citizen Ambassadors who volunteer selflessly to work alongside their overseas counterparts to uplift lives.

Citizen Ambassador: The Early Childhood Educator

One of the pioneers of the early childhood education (ECE) sector in Singapore, Dr Nirmala Karuppiah is an established practitioner and educator, as well as a long-time Specialist Volunteer with the Singapore International Foundation.

From Ullon in West Bengal to more recently Mumbai in Maharashtra, Dr Nirmala has helped build capacity in various ECE sectors in India and developed enduring friendships along the way. We followed her in Mumbai to find out what motivates her to volunteer her services.


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19 February 2019
The Ten-Year Singapore-Indonesia Collaboration in Palliative Care Further Expands to West Java

The new collaboration will see the re-engagement of five master trainers from earlier projects in Jakarta contributing as mentors in Bandung – a testimony to its sustainability.

18 January 2019
Singapore and China Join Hands to Address Shared Challenge in Palliative Care

Three-year programme brings Singaporean and Chinese healthcare professionals together to improve standards of medical and care services for end-of-life patients in Yunnan.

27 December 2018
Experiencing Singapore’s Heart and Soul through its social innovations

Eight journalists, five countries, one cross-cultural experience of a lifetime.

14 December 2018
ASEAN Youth Fellowship

From 10 to 16 November 2018, 40 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN nations across the private, public and people sectors gathered in Singapore for the inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF). The AYF was jointly organised by the Singapore International...

3 December 2018
#SIFBetterTogether

Journey with our favourite local personalities as they team up with our Singapore International Volunteers to do good overseas!



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