Sunday, 2 April 2017

For at-risk and underprivileged youth, sports has a special kind of magic

Sports not only promotes a healthy culture, but is also used as a platform by community workers to mentor youths.

It is a good social leveller that allows disadvantaged children a “world away from their own” and helps them stay out of trouble and build self-confidence. In short, it gives hope.

The following NGO (Non-government organisations) / VWO (Voluntary welfare organisations) help disadvantaged children realise their sporting dreams.

1. Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation
2. SportSG Sports Excellence Scholarship
3. SportSG SportCares Foundation
4. In My Shoes
5. Reach Community Services
6. Fei Yue Community Services Youth Go! Programme
7. Beyond Social Services
8. SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship


Relief fund to help low-wage workers with salary woes

Starting from today, low-wage workers who are owed salaries because their employers are unable to pay up can get temporary financial help through a fund that pays up to S$1,000 or one month’s salary to each claimant.

The short-term relief fund, funded by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and operated by the new Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM), is meant to tide the worker over while he/she looks for a job and awaits social assistance. It is expected to cover the bottom 20th percentile of the workforce.

Humorous images from the net

3-man chess


chain letter

image by Meghan Markle on her relationships with Prince Harry

Cayenne pepper (or chilli) may improve psoriasis


Water-inefficient taps to be phased out from 1 April, 2017