Everyday Heroes : Darien

Darien had to experience many hardships and challenges to be formed into the diamond he is today. Our next Everyday Hero hails from Halogen Foundation Singapore, and though he is only 21-years-old, his life experiences are undeniably beyond his years. “Share, love and care”  Growing up in a low-income single parent family made him feel…

Everyday Heroes : Larry

Meet Larry, a 30 years old senior project associate from Participate in Design (P!D), a non-profit design organisation who advocates for a participatory and community-centric approach in doing design and planning of cities and neighbourhoods. When we discuss the realm of design in building an architectural structure or public spaces, most of us think that…

Everyday Heroes : Cheryl Cadeline

“I always remind myself, if not me, who? If not now, when?” Cheryl is the community engagement manager at #Up2degrees, a place where messages are spread to raise awareness of the Earth’s climate. #Up2degrees focuses on the impact that air-conditioners have on the climate and subsequently on the ice sheets in Antarctica. If the ice…

Everyday Heroes : Abhishek

“I only feel I have done good when I have acted from the space of giving, loving, and connecting with people.” Abhishek is an everyday hero and an active seeker of understanding the complexity of social issues that speak to him. Out of the vast social issues present in society, urban poverty and refugees are the ones that…

The Plastic Trap: Tips to Reduce Plastic Wastage!

You’ve probably seen the viral 8 minute long video of a poor turtle being aided to by a group of marine biologists. The team found a 4-inch plastic straw lodged in the turtle’s nasal cavity, which was suspected to have given him eating difficulties. In the heartbreaking video capturing the removal of the straw, the…

Everyday Heroes : Kok Chung

“I’m a catalyst – I play the enabler role to enable people to be the best that they can be.” In our first meet-up with Kok Chung, he struck us as a person with a zest of life, a bag of passion and enthusiasm displayed through his energetic demeanour. Our next everyday hero is a…

Everyday Heroes : Weiling

Weiling sees the world with a refreshingly untainted perspective and is unafraid to declare her very controversial belief that unicorns and fairies exist, a declaration that we can’t help but smile at upon hearing. This sparkle-eyed girl is a volunteer from HOPE Dog Rescue, which she describes as “an animal welfare group that believes in…

Everyday Heroes : Mindy

Mindy is an explorer- no, an actxplorer who is currently travelling through Southeast Asia. What is Actxplorer? Actxplorer is a travel platform that collaborates with social enterprises, local communities and non governmental organizations in Asia to bring locals and travelers together in creating a positive social impact on local communities (www.actxplorer.com). “My work at Actxplorer…