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A CRY FOR HELP, fighting teenage suicide, one step at a time

Close your eyes and count to three. In that timespan, a suicide attempt just occurred. Now close your eyes for a full 40 seconds. A suicide was successful. These were just a few of the numbers released by a World Health Organisation (WHO) report in 2014. A majority of the 800,000 people who commit suicide

A group of teenagers “Painting The World” with Laughter and Happiness

As a 15 year old girl, Lika had a dream – to paint the entire world with happiness. As somebody who equates colours with happiness, she initiated a project to bring colours to the lives of those who need them, both literally and figuratively. “Paint The World”,  which is also a product of a deep-rooted

A Miracle in The Storm

Mariel Obregon uttered her first cry in the city of Tacloban, Leyte, the Philippines. Once mentioned, the Philippines often appears as a “Storm Country” in everyone’s mind. Whenever typhoons make their “short visits”, hundreds of terrible and dreadful devastations are made, including both people and material damages. Conquering in the storm is somewhat a “mission

Human Library Singapore And The Hope To Break Down Social Barriers

Ever thought of what would happen if you sat down, and had a sincere and objective conversation with a person who shares utterly contrasting standpoints? Chances that it could bring you closer together? Yes. Kelly Ann Zainal believes so. A Dedicated Young Woman With the enthusiasm for mental health and human connections, Kelly Ann Zainal

Little Marios – Empowering Communities, One Mushroom At A Time

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” – Masanobu Fukuoka   In the world of aspiring entrepreneurs and changemakers, Quan Hao Yu is far from a strange name. Founder of many projects including his local college’s AIESEC, Homoto, and Little Marios, he is

A Bright Future with the Eradication of Human Trafficking

In 1948, the first international human rights’ instrument – “The Universal Declaration of Human rights” was adopted. It states that “All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights and it prohibits slavery in all its forms”. However, until the 21st century, trafficking in human beings still exists as one of the most grievous

Sticky Rice Love – An Open Platform to Talk about Sex and Relationships

Recent advancements in technology and communications have pulled the East and the West closer than ever before. However, when it comes to sex, the social gap between Asians and Westerners has not really narrowed. Relationships and sex may cross one’s mind at one time or another, and Westerners may be more likely to engage in

Bridging Boundaries: How To Empower Communities And Fight Food Waste, All At Once

Stop. Close your eyes. Think for a moment. Think of the eggs you threw away because they were “old”. Think of the cucumbers you decided to bin because they looked odd and misshapen. Think of the bananas you did not bother touching because there was a bruise or two. Think of the slices of cake

An Education like No Other

In a world where change is constantly happening, a mindset for innovation is indispensable. That is especially true for the case of Nathamon Winnavoravej (preferably Fah as in the music note as she said), a young innovator who strives to bring about changes to an old-fashioned education system through the concept of Design Thinking. A

From Law School to Laying Foundations: How one Man is Changing Korea’s Indie Scene?

The music game has never been easy on its new players, especially in a market so dominated by one genre like South Korea. Indeed, many budding independent artists have succumbed to the power of the massive K-pop wave, but there is a man determined to turn the tide. Hyojun Shin, a 29-year-old Law graduate, turned

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