Tag: social enterprise
Courtesy of Halogen Foundation Singapore
Life is challenging for youths these days. With growing competition in so many dimensions, they need to rise beyond school smarts to have a fighting chance of success in their latter years.
Ethan having a spinning good time at the DBS Marina Regatta 2013
Do you know that I was once a varsity dragon boater?
While those days were long gone, I still enjoy canoeing and paddling. I’m also drawn to carnivals that promote sports and active lifestyles. Thus, it was a no-brainer for my family and I to check out the Bay Festival last weekend at the DBS Marina Regatta 2013.
Money makes the world go round. Like charity, however, money management habits should begin at home.
With the world still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis and the more recent European sovereign debt crisis, it is clear that greater financial education is in order. While we Singaporeans (and many of our Asian counterparts) still have some moolah in the bank, it is difficult to foresee what the future may hold.
Are we truly ready to embrace ex-offenders in our society? Would we give them a second chance?
I pondered the above questions as I attended the recent SCORE Appreciation Awards held at Grassroots Club. An acronym for the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, SCORE was established as a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs back in April 1976 to assist offenders and ex-offenders through re-skilling and employment assistance. This is done through training, work, employment assistance and community engagement.
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