Doreen

1. What does thriving mean to you? Thriving to me means to fight back against adversity even if it seems like you’re fighting a losing battle. When things seem impossible, to garner the strength within yourself to bite the bullet and do what is needed of you, even if it’s something you wish you didn’t…

Jenny

1. What does thriving mean to you? Thriving to me means being able to prosper in everything that I put my hands to and to be in health even as my soul prospers. 2. Alongside other moms who are going through loss and grief, you have started The PleaseStay. movement. What influenced you to step…

Tan En

1. What does thriving mean to you? My idea of thriving is managing a delicate balance between work, family and friends. It’s not easy, but I feel like I’m thriving when I can balance all 3 parts of my life. 2. You have dedicated years working in the non-profit sector, helping people and changing lives.…

Elisa Lim

1) What do you think shaped you to who you are today? My parents, my dad is a pastor and he joined the church 2 -3 years ago. My mum worked in the social arm of the church (NPO). My second sister is a disability support worker in brisbane and my youngest sister is a…

Nigel Teo

errands. 1) What inspired you to use GoodHood.SG to give care packs to disadvantaged families? GoodHood.SG is a platform that is meant for good. and in interacting with some of our fellow members, we realized that at that point, many didn't have access to masks, even though they were in vulnerable circumstances.  2) What would…

Yvonne

1. What inspired you to put together care packages for cleaners?  At the start of this COVID-19 war in Singapore, I observed that cleaners were stepping up their efforts to clean and disinfect the surroundings. For many, their bare hands were constantly touching water and disinfectants, without gloves. For some, they were constantly stretching and…

Elaine Gay

1. What drew you into working with youths in the social service sector?  I've always had a soft spot for children and young people. I started out my journey of serving young people in my church's youth ministry where I led groups of 13 – 16 year olds for 4 years. Through this experience, I…

Dolly Lo

1) How did you become so active in this role? It all started in 2014 when the Chief of Singapore Sport Institute wrote an email to invite me to be a parent volunteer. I gladly accepted the invitation and started off as a befriender at the Athletes’ Centre 2 hours a week. Leading up to…

Alaric Tan

1) Why did you start your organization? What got you started on doing what you do? I personally struggled with drug use for many years. I wanted very much to stop but was not able to do it. This was even though I was fortunate enough to afford the best care. It made me realise…

Johann Annuar

1) Why did you start your organization? What got you started on doing what you do? Actually I didn’t set it up! It was one of my friends who had the idea, and she brought together a group of us to form the founding group, back in 2014. We were initially created to do work…