They are Making a Difference
This series highlights people who make a difference in the lives of others and in the world around them. It’s not just during adversity that one can make a difference. It’s not just for heroes or super humans. They’re ordinary people with the drive to help others, who are motivated to do their job well and who are compelled to created positive change. People who are Making a Difference – find out who they are, what they do and why they do it.
|1||10/12/13|| Fullerton Hotel Charity Dinner|
While we're preparing our festive celebrations, we should be sparing a thought for those who have less than ourselves. Fullerton Hotel demonstrated this spirit when they dedicated part of their proceeds from a charity Christmas dinner towards the SGH Needy Patients Fund. Daphne Lim speaks to Amy Gay, Director of Fundraising & Development Office of SGH about the special night.
NCSS has launched a new portal called HeartGifts, which features and helpts to retail more than 100 different items made by persons with disabilities. Daphne Lim speaks to Vivien Lai, NCSS's Director of Special Projects, to find out how the portal, www.heartgifts.org.sg, is the perfect place to log on to and give twice during this season.
|3||06/12/13|| Singapore Regatta (Part 2)|
This year's Singapore Regatta saw 2 sports interest groups sponsored by People's Association Water-Venture. They were both led by inspiring volunteers, and They're Making a Difference is covering their stories. Today, Daphne Lim speak to Ryan Ng and Deborah Lam, who started the Deaf Dragons.
|4||05/12/13|| Singapore Regatta (Part 1)|
This year's Singapore Regatta saw 2 sports interest groups sponsored by People's Association Water-Venture. They were both led by inspiring volunteers, and They're Making a Difference will be covering their stories over the next 2 days. First up, Daphne Lim speaks to Sultan, who led the boys from Bukit Batok Boys Home to their first competitive dragon boat experience.
|5||04/12/13|| CandleAid Lanka|
66-year-old Captain Elmo Jayawardena is the Founder and President of CandleAid Lanka, a government approved grassroots organisation in Sri Lanka. Captain Elmo tells 938LICE's Shima Roy that his organization is about being that link between somebody's generosity and another person's humanitarian needs.
|6||03/12/13|| UPS Singapore|
How does an MNC decide where to put its CSR and philanthropic efforts? Where should priorities lie and why? These are questions Daphne Lim poses to UPS Singapore's Managing Director Ingrid Sidiadinoto.
|7||02/12/13|| BOTH SIDES, NOW|
BOTH SIDES, NOW is an immersive arts experience at Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital that pertinently takes people through a journey of exploring death, and in the process, life. Daphne Lim speaks to Ms Ngiam Su-Lin, producer of BOTH SIDES, NOW and founder of ArtsWok about the provocative exhibition.
|8||29/11/13|| President's Charity Awards (Part 4)|
9 stalwarts of giving in Singapore were recognised with the President's Charity Awards recently. They're Making a Difference will be featuring 4 of the winners this week. Daphne Lim finds out from Jonathan Siew of Care Corner Counselling Centre why the centre received the President's Award for Volunteerism in the Non-Profit Category.
|9||28/11/13|| President's Charity Awards (Part 3)|
9 stalwarts of giving in Singapore were recognised with the President's Charity Awards recently. They're Making a Difference will be featuring 4 of the winners this week. Daphne Lim explores with Dr R Akhileswaran, CEO and Medical Director of HCA, what the hospice's vision of becoming 'the Centre of Excellence for Home Hospice Care' means. HCA received the President's Award for Social Impact In the Social Impact Category. a
|10||27/11/13|| President's Charity Awards (Part 2)|
9 stalwarts of giving in Singapore were recognised with the President's Charity Awards recently. They're Making a Difference will be featuring 4 of the winners this week. Today, Daphne Lim takes a look at why The Keppel Group received the honour of President's Award for Philanthropy in the Corporate Category.
|11||26/11/13|| President's Charity Awards (Part 1)|
9 stalwarts of giving in Singapore were recognised with the President's Charity Awards recently. They're Making a Difference will be featuring 4 of the winners this week. First up, Daphne Lim finds out about the workd of Beautiful People, recipient of the President's Award for Volunteerism in the Individual and Informal Group Category.
|12||25/11/13|| The Living! Project|
The Living! Project was conceived by Singaporean Allan Lim and Kenny Eng with renowned Singapore sculptor Mr Sun Yu Li. Together, they set out to create positive social behavioural change based on three guiding principles: Art, Community and Sustainability. They engage the community through Art/Urban Farm intertwines with concepts of environmental sustainability. Daphne Lim chats with Kenny to understand more of the projects under the initiative.
|13||22/11/13|| National Kindness Award – Transport Gold 2013: D Suppiramaniam|
The National Kindness Award – Transport Gold 2013 recognised role models in the Public Transport Industry. Daphne Lim speaks to recipient Mr D Suppiramaniam, who has received nearly 600 commendations from passengers, on how he approaches his job as a bus captain with SMRT.
|14||21/11/13|| National Kindness Award – Transport Gold 2013: Roliah Aswat|
The National Kindness Award – Transport Gold 2013 recognised role models in the Public Transport Industry. Daphne Lim speaks to recipient Ms Roliah Aswat from Transit Link about how she goes out of her way to ensure her customers' needs are met.
|15||20/11/13|| Gyanada Foundation - Adrianna Tan (Part 2)|
In the 2nd of a 2-part special of They're Making a Difference, Daphne Lim speaks to 27-year-old Adrianna Tan, founder of the NGO Gyanada Foundation, how she uses social media to extend her causes. Adrianna also shares what she sees lacking in other volunteer-welfare organisations in terms of employing digital platforms.
|16||19/11/13|| Gyanada Foundation - Adrianna Tan (Part 1)|
Youth in the social sector are changing and improving how the industry functions, making it more connected, pervasive and sustainable. In a 2-part special of They're Making a Difference, Daphne Lim speaks to 27-year-old Adrianna Tan, founder of Gyanada Foundation. We first find out more about her NGO Gyanada Foundation, as well as how she found herself on this unbeaten path.
|17||18/11/13|| Philips: ‘Healthier Schools, Brighter Kids'|
Philips recently launched the 'Healthier Schools, Brighter Kids' initiative at a recent event at Gongshang Primary School. As part of the programme, Philips will be working with 3 local primary schools, rolling out activities that will touch not only the children, but also the teachers and parents. Daphne Lim talks to Mr Arent Jan Hesselink, Head of Integrated Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific of Philips to find out more.
|18||15/11/13|| Dignity Kitchen|
Dignity Kitchen is an inspirational food court management school focused on the training of the disabled and the disadvantaged to be food stall operators. Executive Director Koh Seng Choon shares with Daphne Lim why the concept works, as well as the inspiring tales that have come out of his school.
|19||14/11/13|| ONE Singapore: Dimension Data|
ONE (SINGAPORE) recently presented their inaugural ONE (SINGAPORE) Awards. Among their corporate heroes is Dimension Data Asia. Dimension Data is a company whose employees have joined the global campaign to Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty. Daphne Lim speaks to Catherine Tan from Dimension Data to find out about the company's commitment to social causes as well as the its internal CSR programme ComCare.
|20||13/11/13|| ONE (SINGAPORE): Jolovan Wham|
While our service industry may boast many job opportunities, there are job seekers out there who shun the bustling industry because they don't see service as a fulfilling career, but one filled with long working hours, low salaries and little opportunities of advancement. We're joined by beacons of the service industry who will change your mind! Ms Agnes Dass has been a nurse for over 30 years and Ms Herdawati Bte Mansor from the retail sector has won several excellence awards.