Umi Waheeda, the mother to 15,000 children

‘When I’m gone, I cannot take care of my children, that’s why I am building this system.’ – Umi Waheeda Taking care of just one child is a handful for most parents, but Umi Waheeda cares for 15 000. The 51-year-old Singaporean heads the Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Islamic Boarding School in Indonesia, providing free education,…

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…