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.

They are Making a Difference

They are Making a Difference

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115/01/14 Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital Volunteers (Part 2)
We take a look at another dedicated volunteer at Ang Mo Kio Thye Kwan Hospital. Madam Mary Adorai will soon be receiving her 8-years long service award, and she tells Daphne Lim what keeps her going back time to the hospital and its patients.
214/01/14 Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital Volunteers (Part 1)
A dedicated volunteer should be recognised and honoured. This week we look at 2 long-term volunteers at Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. First up, 86-year-old Mr Hoon tells us why he has been volunteering since he retired back in 1985.
313/01/14 Global Youth Summit 2014
The inaugural Actions for Earth – Global Youth Summit 2014 will take place in Singapore from 15-18 January. Daphne Lim talked to Ms Ann Phua, founder of Hemispheres Foundation, who is organizing the event, what sparked off the idea of the summit.
410/01/14 Project RICE
A group of 400 Red Cross Youth is organizing Project RICE, a community involvement project where the public can 'buy' rice at Sheng Siong supermarkets on the 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th of January to give to low-income families so that everyone has rice for reunion dinner this Chinese New Year. Daphne Lim talks to George Zhou who is heading the volunteer deployment and rice distribution for Project RICE.
509/01/14 Tok Tok Chiang Fundraising Night 2014
Shan You Counselling centre is hosting its annual fundraising event Tok Tok Chiang Fundraising Night 2014 on the 10th of January, Friday. Daphne Lim speaks to ambassador for the event Nick Shen about the performances for the night.
608/01/14 ChildAid Asia
ChildAid Asia is into its third and biggest edition. Daphne Lim speaks to one of the young participants.
706/01/14 TYROS
TYROS was set up by Angeline Koh to help people share meaning through their stories. Daphne Lim speaks to Angeline about how the workshops help people find their own narrative.
803/01/14 The Dorsal Effect
Kathy Xu's passion for shark protection led her to leave her job as a teacher and start up The Dorsal Effect. I find out from her the company's unique proposition to the shark fishermen in Lombok, Indonesia.
902/01/14 ICAP Charity Day
2014 is still fresh, and it's a great time for companies to relook their social and charitable efforts. I find out from one international company ICAP about their efforts in 2013 that culminated in the global ICAP Charity Day. Anthony Warner, ICAP Singapore's CEO, joined me on the line, and also gave an insight on ICAP's charitable efforts in 2014.
1001/01/14 Compassion Fund
It's the very first day of 2014, and perhaps we should all make a concerted effort to show some compassion to those less fortunate. I'm talking about the compassion fund today, finding out more about it and who it supports from Compassion Fund's Manager M. Madhavi.
1131/12/13 The Long Ride
Two of National University Health System's finest breast surgeons will motorbike from Singapore to Sweden in March 2014 to raise awareness for breast cancer in The Long Ride - Singapore to Sweden. Daphne Lim speaks to the team made of A/Prof Philip Lau and A/Prof Mikael Hartman about the upcoming trip.
1230/12/13 Shirley Soh
While artists are proudly showcasing their works at the Singapore Biennale, some inmates are doing just the same. Shirley Soh has been collaborating with inmates from Changi Women's Prison for the artwork installed at the Peranakan Museum.
1327/12/13 Ophthalmic Skills Training
The Singapore National Eye Centre and Agency for Integrated Care have joined hands to provide Ophtalmic Skills Training to improve eye care for elderly in community-based care settings. Daphne Lim speaks to Ms Low Siew Ngim, Director of Nursing at the Singapore National Eye Centre the importance of such a programme.
1426/12/13 Project I A.M.
Project I A.M. aims to appreciate and motivate people in various occupations which have contributed to Singapore's society. Daphne Lim finds out from Chew Hong Xi, one of the founders of the project, what novel activities the project organizes to fulfil that aim.
1524/12/13 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award (Part 2)
The winners of the President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award were announced last Friday. We explore with the recipients in a 3-part series, what the term 'social enterprise' means to them and the possible baggage such a term carries with it. Today, Daphne Lim finds out from Christine Low of Bliss Restaurant and Catering how Bliss was actually an accidental social enterprise.
1623/12/13 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award (Part 1)
The winners of the President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award were announced last Friday. We explore with the recipients in a 3-part series, what the term 'social enterprise' means to them and the possible baggage such a term carries with it. We speak first to Dr K Thomas Abraham, CEO of recipient SATA Commhealth about how their services have been helping the community.
1720/12/13 Make-A-Wish
They're Making a Difference would like to invite our listeners to really make a difference with Make-a-Wish. The successful international campaign also operates in Singapore, and Daphne Lim finds out from Director of Programme Services, Foo Siang Ter, some of the wishes the organization has fulfilled locally.
1819/12/13 Salvation Army Kettlers
They're everywhere this season, and you might even have ignored them before. If you're guilty, tune in to find out more about those ubiquitous Salvation Army kettlers. Daphne Lim talks to dedicated kettler Jocelyn Bello.
1918/12/13 LIGHT A DREAM
This Christmas, Mount Elizabeth Novena celebrates health and hope with LIGHT A DREAM, a community project in support of underprivileged children living with autism. Daphne Lim finds out from Dr Kelvin Loh, CEO of Mount Elizabeth Novena, how we can contribute to the project.
2017/12/13 What's Your Story
'What's Your Story' is a competition organized by Trend Micro that promotes the safe and responsible use of the internet. Daphne Lim finds out how the competition is doing this from Terrence Tang, Senior Director of Consumer Business, APAC Center Sales and Marketing, Trend Micro.