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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - YOLO (Your Organ Lives On)

Description

What entails organ donation? What kind of transplant programmes are available?

Join us for an exciting session by Ministry of Health's National Organ Transplant Unit to hear more about the myths of organ donation.

This session allows for participants to share their views and to hear the views of others on organ donation and transplantation. It will also offer participants insights on the organ donation legislation, processes and how they can get involved in the organ donation scene in Singapore.

 

Event Programme

7.00pm – Registration & Dinner

7.30pm – Introduction to YCS / Icebreakers

7.40pm – Interactive Activity 1 

8.00pm - Sharing on Organ Donation & Transplantation in Singapore

8.45pm - Interactive Activity 2

9.15  pm - Q&A session

9.20pm – Survey / Phototaking

9.30pm - End of session

*Dinner is provided

 

About our speakers

Mr Benjamin Ho

Mr Benjamin Ho has been a transplant coordinator for more than five years. He interacts with deceased donor organ families to honour organ donation wishes of patients who have passed away due to brain death. He also oversees the public awareness team at the National Organ Transplant Unit.

 

National Organ Transplant Unit

National Organ Transplant Unit was established to tailor organ procurement activities to meet the needs of the various transplant teams.

The responsibilities of the unit are to:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to achieve the goals of the transplant programmes.

  • Manage the operational aspects of organ/tissue procurement.

  • Participate in public campaigns with other partner agencies to increase awareness on organ donation.

  • Develop training strategies for health care workers to increase awareness on organ donation and transplantation.

  • Audit and maintain data on donor referrals and outcomes of organs/tissues procured.

  • Administer the Organ Donor Registry

Date
28/09/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
27/09/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 2, Learning Hub
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Edmond kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg
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Recess Time Volunteer Appreciation - Special Needs Sector

Description

Ringggggggggg! Familiar bell? It’s recess time! The period that we always look forward too in School! Guess what? You are cordially invited to join us at Recess Time, a very special day in school, hosted by the Special Needs Cluster!

 We hope that this will give each one of us the opportunity to reflect upon our volunteering efforts and show appreciation towards our fellow volunteers, just like you! Seat-in to our sharing session by our volunteers and hear their stories and experiences. We hope this session will be one of the valuable takeaways for you. Participants will also be engage in simulation games to better understand what our special friends face in their daily lives. The cluster believes that through understanding, it equips us with the right mentality and approach when organising or even interacting with our special friends.

 We have passed the half-year mark and what better way to spend it by gathering with our friends at this event?

 Make sure to mark your calendar and be punctual!

Till then all!

 

Priorities are given to volunteers who joined any of YCS Special Needs Community Service Events between July to September 2018.

Date
28/09/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
25/09/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Social Event
Point-of-Contact
Ong Shu Min
Contact Email
Ong_Shu_Min@NYC.gov.sg
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Common Ground - Introduction Session (28 Sep)

Description

Youth Corps has partnered with smol tok to have a customised deck of cards, Common Ground. Common Ground is a customised expansion of smol tok designed for YCS to help our volunteers -

  1. Grow in empathy towards less fortunate members of society
  2. Come together, collaborate, and carry out ground-up initiatives in self-organising teams
  3. Reflect and learn from their service-related experience 

It is meant to be a self-facilitated deck of cards that serves as cues for different stages in a volunteer’s journey in carrying out ground-up initiatives. It will be useful for ice-breaking sessions, volunteers briefing or debriefing and guiding you through discovering the community, diagnosing their needs and designing an initiative. This is especially helpful for those who are initiating your own community project.

Think this will be useful for you? Come down for the session to find out more!

To make this session fruitful, we would like to know more about you therefore, kindly fill up the form here https://goo.gl/forms/fRU5jVllmlZrZKjD2 before the session.

For non-YCS members who are keen, kindly write in to  Lyana, Yuslyana_Yusof@nyc.gov.sg.

Date
28/09/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Apply By
24/09/2018
Location
The Red Box, Friendship Lounge (Level 1)
Type
Information Session
Point-of-Contact
Lyana Yusof
Contact Email
Yuslyana_yusof@nyc.gov.sg
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Youth Corps Singapore Welcome Tea

Description

New to Youth Corps Singapore community? Join us for our Youth Corps Singapore's Welcome Tea!

Come learn more about what Youth Corps Singapore is about, what Youth Corps is doing in the community, and more about the social service landscape in Singapore. Look forward to a night of activities and meet new like-minded friends! Mingle with other members, aspirants and leaders over dinner as you find out more about the upcoming volunteering opportunities available at Youth Corps Singapore. 

Come down to the welcome tea to hear direcly from our Youth Corps Leaders!

This session is hosted by the YCS Ambassadors.

Date
05/10/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
6.45pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
01/10/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Welcome Tea
Point-of-Contact
Rachel Kwan
Contact Email
Rachel_KWAN@nyc.gov.sg
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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Description

By 2030, 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be aged 65 years and older. As a nation, how can we better care for our seniors? As a community or Kampung, how can we create a network for our seniors to age in place? As citizens, how can we be involved in this demographic shift? This session hosted by the newly-formed Silver Generation Office (SGO) shares on some of the government’s schemes and aids that will address the needs of the seniors, especially in the area of healthcare. Come and discover what entails in a Community Networks for Seniors (in ABC), how the different community partners can come together to serve our seniors. Lastly, explore the volunteering opportunities you can join to make a difference!

 

Event Programme

7.00pm – Registration / Dinner

7.30pm – Introduction to Youth Corps / Icebreakers

7.40pm – The journey of Pioneer Generation office (Now known as Silver Generation Office)

8.00pm - Various Schemes by Silver Generation Office (Pioneer Generation Package, Medishield Life, Silver Support Scheme)

8.30pm – Building a Community Network for Seniors

9.00pm – Become a Silver Generation Ambassador

9.15pm - Q & A session

9.30pm – Phototaking / Survey

 

About our Speakers

 

Mr. Edwin Sam holds a Master in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore). He has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and is also a certified administrator of both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DISC. Edwin has experiences in working with the government and the civil society in close to ten Asia-Pacific countries in the areas of consulting, training, capacity building and volunteer management. He was the Executive Director over a regional NGO and has designed and managed training programmes in the healthcare and education sectors in South Asia, namely India and Sri Lanka. He has worked with the local polytechnics in Singapore to co-develop overseas social innovation projects in Malaysia and Thailand. As an appointed mentor, he has advised on overseas community projects for the National Youth Council and partnered the private sector in their corporate volunteering and giving initiatives. He is currently with the Silver Generation Office (Agency for Integrated Care, AIC), where he heads the Volunteer Engagement team. At AIC, he has led one of the satellite offices and was also involved in the pilot of the Community Networks for Seniors, in preparation for nationwide scale-up.

 

 

Ms. Susan See holds a Master in Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University and Shanghai Jia Tong University. She also holds an Executive Master in Technology from Singapore University of Social Science where she was awarded the Dean’s award for Best Business Plan. She is currently doing her Master in Public Administration (Nanyang Technological University). She has extensive experience working with various MNCs in formulating their digital and consumer engagement strategies. She was also involved in incubating start-ups and provide mentorship to support their Go-To-Market. Susan was a certified Practicing Management Consultant with SBACC where she worked with enterprises on workplace innovation. She is currently with the Silver Generation Office (Agency for Integrated Care, AIC), where she oversees the SGO Satellite office for Tanjong Pagar GRC. She is also the Founding members of the Golden Retrievers Club Singapore and currently assume the role as the Club’s President.

 

 

Date
11/10/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
11/10/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 2, Learning Hub
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Edmond Kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg
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Teh Tarik Sessions @ The Red Box - What they don't tell you about Social Entrepreneurship

Description

After running Skillseed (almost to the ground) for half a decade, Huijia has amassed a wealth of experience (mainly mistakes) and insights that she hopes will better inform youths contemplating taking the plunge into the social sector. Come hear about hard truths and little things that people don’t talk about, but can make all the difference if you want to journey far in your own social venture. The talk will be delivered part stand-up comedy style, because Huijia can’t help it.

 

Event Programme

7.00pm – Registration / Dinner

7.30pm – Introduction to YCS / Icebreakers

7.40pm – Sharing session by Skillseed

9.15pm – End of session / survey / phototaking

*Dinner is provided

 

About our organisers


Phua Huijia
Founder, Skillseed

Huijia Phua is a triple E – Educator, Environmentalist and Entrepreneur. Her adventures include founding an environmentally and socially conscious café at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), running away from angry Orang Utans during an expedition in Sabah and the most harrowing of all, getting married and having a baby.


Huijia accidentally founded and is currently the long-suffering mother hen of Skillseed, a social enterprise that partners experts and community partners worldwide to design and co-create themed, experiential learning courses for social impact. She and her team are on a mission to help 10,000 youths match passion to potential, discover purpose, and ultimately catalyze change for a future free of the global development problems that we face today. More importantly, Huijia is also known for her talent in giving unsolicited pep talks, relationship advice and ranting.

 

YCS Engagement Taskforce

The YCS Engagement Taskforce drives programmes that let youths hear from changemakers, social entrepreneurs and thought-leaders on their motivation, challenges, and the reason why they do embark on their journey of social good to make our world better. Such sessions include dialogue sessions such as Teh Tarik sessions that raise awareness about certain social issues and have a clear call-for-action for participants who are ready to pledge to a cause.

 

Date
26/10/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Apply By
25/10/2018
Location
The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, S(238165), Level 2, Learning Hub
Type
Action for Good
Point-of-Contact
Edmond Kwek
Contact Email
Edmond_kwek@nyc.gov.sg
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Teh Tarik Session @ The Red Box - Let's Talk to NKF

Description

*EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2 NOV 2018*

Did you know that Singapore ranks 1st in the world for diabetes-induced kidney failure and 4th in the world for prevalence of kidney failure? Though kidney diseases in children are usually caused by birth defects and hereditary diseases, the impact that is has on the children and their families are significant as the treatments are long-term and intensive.

The National Kidney Foundation Singapore (NKF) is a non-profit health organisation in Singapore, that render services to kidney patients, encourage and promote renal research, as well as to carry our public educaiton programs on kidney diseases. Therefore, take this opportunity to get more informed on kidney diseases and how you can be a volunteer to help kidney patiences through their healing process.

 

7pm – Registration & Dinner

7.30pm – Introduction to Youth Corps, CYF Cluster, Icebreakers

8pm – Sharing by NKF

8.45pm - Closing & Phototaking

9pm - End of Session

Date
02/11/2018 (Single-Day)
Duration
7pm - 9pm
Apply By
31/10/2018
Location
The Red Box
Type
Teh Tarik
Point-of-Contact
Lyana Yusof
Contact Email
Yuslyana_YUSOF@nyc.gov.sg