Category: Volunteer.

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Volunteerism in Singapore: A Rising Trend
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Volunteerism in Singapore: A Rising Trend

What is the most socially meaningful activity youths are doing in Singapore, be it as a leader or a participant? Of late, more youths are engaged in social work. In fact, social work means a lot more to them than its charitable purposes. According to Gwendolyn Thong, director of mental wellness initiative, Chatty Caterpillar, volunteerism […]

With Gwendolyn Thong: Why Mental Health is Always the Starting Point
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With Gwendolyn Thong: Why Mental Health is Always the Starting Point

Gwendolyn Thong is a mental health advocate, scholar and educator. She is the founder of The Chatty Caterpillar, a holistic Mental Wellness Management company and is a convener of the interministerial committee Youth Mental Well-Being Network . After teaching history at local schools over the last decade, she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at […]

What’s wrong with corporate social responsibility? Image via Freepik
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What’s wrong with corporate social responsibility?

I’m sure you’ve given yourself a pat on the back for giving up that straw at Starbucks. Or for buying a compostable phone case. Maybe you went even further – agreeing to spend that extra $2 at Cotton On to ‘help’ some kid in a comfortably distant country.   The thing is, (and I’m sorry to […]

Altruism: Fact or Myth? Image by Tim Mossholder via Unsplash
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Altruism: Fact or Myth?

Do-gooders. Good samaritans. Philanthropists.  Those who help the elderly cross the street. Those who spend the weekends volunteering at their nearest homeless shelter. Those who fund the eradication of polio.  If we gain a confidence boost, if we feel uplifted by our pledge of generosity, are we truly being selfless? Does altruism actually exist? That […]