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Tell your story; Join Our Better World’s Good Story Pitch

Are you pursuing social change in India? Point Blank 7 invites you to join Our Better World’s Good Story Pitch to get your story told. Why would you need your story told? Because Our Better World, which is the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation, can professionally produce a video of your story and distribute it worldwide to ...

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Awesome Superheroes Give You the Power

“He really believes he is the Whisperer,” Lisa Sun says of her son, Benjamin. The seven-year-old used to be afraid to speak up. Now, “he is much braver and compassionate”, she says, adding that he “insists on helping with housework”. How did mild-mannered Benjamin become one of Singapore’s best-dressed superheroes? He and his classmates at a kindergarten were given a ...

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Mothers Light Up Indonesia

Thousands of people have been impacted by Nusantara Development Initative’s (NDI) project to empower rural women to become solar lamp entrepreneurs in Indonesia. The Singapore-registered non-profit works closely alongside island communities in the Riau Archipelago, to train women to sell solar lamps to households that have little or no access to electricity. They are called Ibu Rumah Terang, or Mothers of ...

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Cleaning up like a boss

Jeanilyn Bermudez is a domestic worker in Singapore. But back home in the Philippines, she’s the boss of a recycling business that’s giving others jobs and opportunity. It didn’t happen by chance. She went to business school – a business school for domestic workers. A mentor speaks I’ve been a volunteer mentor at Aidha for over two years now and it’s ...

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The Smiling Migrant Man

I first met Shabdar Ali at a Culture Kitchen event, where South Asian migrant workers and other Singapore residents gathered over a hearty meal of Briyani (flavoured rice dish). He came across as an unassuming and friendly person, and though I don’t quite remember what we spoke about, our brief conversation left me with a good impression of him. But ...

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Gangster,Addict,Dancing Queen

See how a former gangster and drug addict changed her life, her children’s, as well as the lives of  young, “up-coming gangsters”. Her secret weapon to reach the troubled youth? – Dance.  That’s our kind of success story.  

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Her Toy Story

Shweta Chari was having dinner with friends in 2004 when she shared an idea to create a place where children could play. Sharing that many children are forced to be labourers at an early age, sometimes in dangerous industries such as firecrackers, the electronics engineer wanted to help them regain their childhood. “Simple toys can make them children again,” says ...

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