Ground-Up Initiative

Our Projects

SOSN Yishun Store Space Improvement

The team worked on a 6-month community project with Yishun Something Old Something New (SOSN) which aimed to improve the existing shop space to promote a safe and conducive retail training environment for the staff through community effort. This was a two-fold effect, to foster interaction with clients and to increase customer footfall. The team successfully helped re-integrate psychiatric patients back to the society through retail working experience in the SOSN Thrift Shop.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

No current opportunity for this project.

Recognecting the Neighbourhood

Kampong Recognectors worked together to enhance neighbourliness amongst senior citizens in Chong Pang with two strategic enhancements to the existing Wellness Centre program: 1) A “Know Your Neighbour Day” carnival event was held for 70 elderly beneficiaries and their families for neighbours to come together in the spirit of friendship, reaffirm old bonds, and make new friends. 2) A breakfast cafe was established, serving biscuits and hot beverages to the daily patrons of the wellness centre and an average of 20 elderly on the weekends.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

No current opportunity for this project.

The Big Family

Team Right Hand Clap provided residents in the Nee Soon community with the opportunity to develop closer connections with one another through the co-creation of a green community playground. The team established a community space (playground) to foster and develop community spirit. 

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

No current opportunity for this project.

Box It Up

Project Box It Up aimed to encourage patrons of Chong Pang Food Centre to take greater personal responsibility in cleaning up after themselves through implementing the paper box initiative there. By doing so, the team hoped to create a more gracious and grateful food centre, where cleaning up is seen as a shared responsibility of the community and not simply the cleaners alone.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

No current opportunity for this project.

Hokkien Exchange

Hokkien Exchange aims to bring youth and elders together through interaction sessions and also to bond the elderly and youths. Through this interaction, youths will get to learn a new dialect (Hokkien) and hope it will enables the youths to better their communication skills with the elderly. The interaction also helped the youths in appreciating the value of Singapore’s Pioneer generation deeper.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

No current opportunity for this project.

SOSN

Raising public awareness of Simei Care Centre’s (SCC) Something Old Something New (SOSN Thrift Shop), a thrift shop run by psychiatric patients to provide them with retail experience so as to enable them to gain future employment and integrate back to society. The team organized mini carnival and to attract residents living near the shop. Flyers and posters were used to help publicize the event.

This project is part of Youth Corps Singapore’s Leaders Programme.

Opportunities

No current opportunity for this project.