Archive for the ‘Inspiring Stories’ Category

Singaporean quits job here to help villagers in Thailand

August 12th, 2015 | Posted by SG Volunteer Team | No Comments
In a remote village in Phetchabun, a northern Thai province, where most residents are of the Hmong ethnic minority, life is hard and occasionally dark. The 17,000-strong village, called Khek Noi, ...

Former ‘wish kid’ now hopes to grant wishes

April 20th, 2015 | Posted by SG Volunteer Team | No Comments
At the age of 13, when her peers were embarking on a new phase of life in Secondary One, Theresa Thang was battling brain cancer. In January 2006, she had surgery ...

Volunteer: Mental patients are not violent

December 8th, 2014 | Posted by SG Volunteer Team | No Comments
She has received marriage proposals from at least five men. But housewife Janet Ponniah, who is in her 50s, takes it all in her stride. The proposals are all part of her ...

NUS dons raise $3m during road trip

July 28th, 2014 | Posted by SG Volunteer Team | No Comments
A three-month motorbike trip from Singapore to Sweden by a pair of surgeons has raised S$3 million for Asian breast cancer research. After riding through 17 countries and covering more than ...