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Poverty in Singapore? Try Taking the $5 Challenge

Recently, the government rejected the call to have an official single poverty line for defining the poor in Singapore. ‘Limitations’ in having a single poverty line (Today Online) Different countries tailor their methods to identify and assist their needy according to their circumstance. Even amongst developed countries, New Zealand and Canada do not subscribe to official […]


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Laurence Lien on Work and Passion

I first met Laurence Lien at a meeting at  National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC),where he was the CEO, a couple of years ago. Given his family background (clue:  Lien is not a common surname in Singapore), I was impressed with the path that he has chosen for himself. Even more so when Laurence stepped up […]


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NTUC Income OrangeAid

OrangeAid, NTUC Income’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, is pleased to introduce OrangeAid Round up – an inaugural fund-raising campaign involving policyholders. OrangeAid is inspired by Income’s belief that every child, regardless of background, should have equal opportunities in life. Now, you can take part in this meaningful programme to help them! Through fund-raising […]


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Billionaire Secret Meeting

Back in May 2009, a group of the richest people in the US gathered for a secret meeting of billionaires.The event was organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and hosted by David Rockefeller. The other attendees include Oprah Winfrey, Eli and Edythe Broad, Ted Turner, Chuck Feeney, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, Julian Robertson, John […]


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Haiti Earthquake Relief

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on 12th January 2010, resources are now being mobilized around the world to help recovery efforts in Haiti. If you would like to do your part for the earthquake victims, you might do so by making a donation to UNICEF or CARE at this special […]


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