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||21/05/13|| Putting the "IT" factor in a Village Library|
A group of NIE students take it upon themselves to improve the library system of a village school in Kerala.
|2||20/05/13|| Saving Lives, With Blood|
We talk to Lalitha Pillai, who's known amongst the other Singapore Red Cross volunteers as an avid blood donor.
|3||17/05/13|| Youth-Hands-On Day|
Youth-Hands-On engages youths by facilitating their community projects. Using the next generation as instigators, Youth Hands-On Day brings people together to do good for their communities.
|4||16/05/13|| Singapore Glove Project|
When Tan Ken Jin decided to do something about the dirty running routes he had to suffer while training, he started the Yellow Glove Project. The project brings people together to run for their own fitness, as they pick up trash for our environment.
|5||15/05/13|| Empowering the Community with Clean Water|
Access to water is a basic human right. Singapore International foundation and Keppel are making sure those in Yangon have access to that right with Water for Life (Yangon).
|6||14/05/13|| Courts Charity House|
Find out more about Courts Charity House and how it's making a difference to our community. Chief Executive Office of Courts Asia, Terry O'Conner tell us about the electrical and furniture retailer's CSR efforts.
|7||13/05/13|| Going Beyond the Call|
It's a life built around helping others. Ms Ratnam not only teaches nursing at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, but also volunteers with her students with the Singapore Red Cross in her free time.
|8||10/05/13|| Creating Awareness through Photography|
Students from the College of Alice and Peter Tan of the National University of Singapore introduced photography to migrant workers earlier this year. They'd hoped that the project would breed better understanding about the workers' lives and empower them with a visual voice.
|9||09/05/13|| TONES 2013|
2 students from the School of the Arts want to bring local music closer to you. The ambitious duo are organizing TONES 2013, a 5-hour concert with 18 bands and DJs on the 11th of May (Saturday).
|10||08/05/13|| Photography Exhibition Raises funds for Cancer Patients|
A major life event spurred Tan Jing Yi to raise more than $81,000 worth of funds for the National Cancer Centre. He did it with his passion for photography during his exhibition 'South'.
|11||07/05/13|| Singaporeans with Big Hearts|
After the damning Gallup poll that listed Singapore as the most emotionless people in the world, Jeff Cheong – Head of Tribal DDB -- decided to prove it wrong. He and his colleagues started the site Singaporean of the Day, which features videos of Singaporeans and their inspiring tales.
|12||06/05/13|| Putting Roofs over Heads in Developing Countries|
We speak to Yong Teck Meng for Habitat for Humanity in Singapore, and find out how the organisation has been giving back to the communities in the region.
|13||03/05/13|| Technology that's Bringing Communities Together|
A non-electronic bamboo speaker? It's the crux of the work at Sustainable Living Lab – or SL2. We speak to co-founder Ibnur Rashad to find out more.
|14||02/05/13|| Encouraging Healthy Eating in the Elderly|
6 students from the College of Alice and Peter Tan of the National University of Singapore want to see our elderly adopt healthier eating habits. We hear about their campaign.
|15||01/05/13|| Lending aid to Children from low-income families|
Drive your way to charity with Caltex Passion for Kids. In its second year, the programme aims to enrich students from low-income families through a PAssion card promotion.
|16||30/04/13|| Special needs students learn with Robotics|
A group of Singapore Polytechnic students from the Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control Centre enables special needs students from Grace Orchard School to learn about Robotics during RoboCup Singapore Open 2013.
|17||29/04/13|| Touching Lives, On Wheels|
Vivian Dubos leads an extraordinary life helping others. She specialises in post-trauma counseling at SOS International, but continues to extend a helping hand on the weekends with First Aider on Wheels with the Singapore Red Cross.
|18||26/04/13|| PAssionArts Month|
The PAssionArts month is coming to a close with this last weekend of the month. We find out what highlights to look forward to in the last leg of the festival that aims at sustaining togetherness through the arts amongst residents of Singapore.
|19||25/04/13|| Coming together for Green Solutions|
Tech junkies and environment junkies UNITE. The NEA Hackathon is a 3-day weekend for us to seed ideas for smartphone apps to make a difference to our environment.
|20||24/04/13|| Conserving Animals One Photo at a Time|
Joe Riis is the champion of animals through the lens of his camera. He tells us about his passion for wildlife, and how he himself is most comfortable in environments where the animals live.