Coffeeshop Owner Touched by Volunteers

Just one morning of volunteering made a permanent difference in Kebun Baru. On the 13th of May 2017, volunteers from Kebun Baru and CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School participated in a litter-picking exercise with MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry. One of the toughest places to clean was in front of one of the coffeeshops, where there was a shallow trench, filled with beer bottle-caps and cigarette butts. MP Kwek posted on his Facebook: “To our surprise,....

Bright and spunky new décor at NSE MPS

When schoolteacher Salma Aljunied walked into the Meet-the-People Session (MPS) at Nee Soon East, she was impressed by the simple yet charming ambience. “Wow, I said instantly, it makes me feel at home. The painted walls, scrubbed floors and colourful furniture make the place look so soothing,” she says. New MPS décor. Volunteer James Clifton, an educator, explained that residents used to sit across heavy desks, giving a sense of them asking for help from the volunteers.....

NSS volunteers bond at the Botanic Gardens

On the 1st of April, members of the Nee Soon South PAP branch enjoyed a day of fun and learning at the Botanic Gardens with MP Er Dr Lee Bee Wah. The day started with a rather lively bus ride where Dr Lee interacted with members by not only conversing with them but also singing oldies with them. Members caught up with one another and discussed topics from Nee Soon issues to national issues. Participants enjoyed the historic paths that have made the Gardens a UNESCO World Heritage site.....

Health checks for 100 participants

Volunteers of PAP Chong Pang Branch at Blk 107, Yishun Ring Road were busy the early morning of 30 Apr 2017, as they began setting up health-check stations. Joined by staff of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities (THKMC), it was a joint intiative to offer Chong Pang residents a fully-subsidised health screening. The event – Project Health – by PAP Chong Pang Branch, saw over 100 participants undergo basic health checks,....