Monday, 7 December 2015

Brighter futures for youths-at-risk



Over 130 friends, family members and trainers gathered to celebrate the achievements of 60 graduates who received their certificates for completing YMCA Project Bridge’s Vocational and Soft Skills Programme (VaSSP) on 4 December at the YMCA of Singapore.

Friday, 4 December 2015

YMCA volunteer leader represents organisation in torch relay at the opening ceremony of the 8th ASEAN Para Games


The Torch Relay is one of the major milestones of the 8th ASEAN Para Games and YMCA of Singapore is proud to be part of this historic moment.

Volunteer leader Terence Khoo represented YMCA of Singapore as the torch bearer. “The biennale multi-sport event, ASEAN Para Games, is an amazing and wonderful sporting event whereby the participants’ abilities are celebrated and inclusiveness is enhanced. I’m extremely honoured and humbled to be given the opportunity to represent YMCA, an organisation that stands with the Games’ vision to develop the body, mind and spirit of the community, in the torch relay during the opening ceremony,” said Terence. "It was such an exhilarating experience to walk alongside the other torch bearers and volunteers,” he added.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Is this home, truly? Project Hiraeth raises $57,000 in a bid to unlock social prison


Being freed from the bars of prison should fill ex-offenders with optimism and hope. But for many ex-offenders, release brings with it stress of insurmountable challenges – one of which is re-integrating themselves back into society.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Love speaks volumes at YMCA Giving Gala 2015


They may have hearing impairment, but that does not stop their hearts from singing. Using their hands in harmony, Y D Gen (YMCA Deaf Generation) showed the hearing world the beauty of sign language through music during their stellar performance that stole the show and warmed hearts at the YMCA Giving Gala 2015 on Wednesday, 7 October.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Two New Office Bearers for YMCA of Singapore


With effect from 1 October 2015, YMCA of Singapore Board Directors Mr Ooi Boon Hoe and Mr Bryan Tan Suan Tiu will take on new roles as Vice President and Honorary Secretary respectively.

They join Mr Chew Kwee San (President), Mr Leslie Wong Kin Wah (Vice President) and Dr Tan Sze Wee (Honorary Treasurer) in serving as the office bearers of the Association and will sit on its Executive Committee.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Scottish seniors dance group among performers at YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015 to promote active ageing

Photo Credit: PRIME (UK)

This year, over 700 senior citizens from 19 Voluntary Welfare Organisations will be participating in YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015. They will be befriended by more than 400 youth volunteers from various secondary to tertiary institutions.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Made with love – a tribute to fifty-rrific years of nationhood

50 years of the Singapore story told in 50 scrapbooks made by children aged 3 to 12


In celebrating Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this year, a year-long national education project was conceptualised and started in August 2014 by the YMCA Education Services for children in its YMCA Student Care and Child Development Centres culminated in a showcase of 50 scrapbooks created by the children to tell the Singapore story.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

10,000 reasons to be thankful


As part of SG50 and its 10th Anniversary celebrations, Singapore Youth Award 2014 winner Uni-Y Singapore created a mural with the largest collection of reasons that people are thankful for. Comprising 10,000 coasters filled with messages of thanks and gratitude, the 21 meter by 2 meter, double-sided mural was unveiled at Gardens by the Bay on 25 July 2015. The feat earned Uni-Y Singapore a place in the Singapore Book of Records.

Standing up for Corporate Citizenship


On Saturday, volunteers from 22 corporations, organisations and groups were involved in befriending beneficiaries from 22 Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) over a concert and carnival at Gardens by the Bay. Some 2,000 people were present at the event, including members of the public.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Volunteerism Receives A Boost at the 16th YMCA Charity Golf 2015


More than $260,000 was raised for the YMCA-Lim Kim San Volunteers programme through the 16th YMCA Charity Golf to boost the Programme’s ability of developing and recognising volunteers as well as promote corporate volunteerism. The annual golf event was held at Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden Course) from 16-17 April 2015. YMCA had the privilege of being the first organisation to organise a golf tournament at the newly reconfigured golf course.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Uni-Y NTU receives Nanyang Award for Humanitarian Work


In recognition of Uni-Y NTU's contributions to advancing the welfare of others within the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) community and beyond in 2014, Uni-Y NTU will be awarded the Nanyang Award for Humanitarian Work.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Uni-Y SMU receives University Student Life Award

 
For its excellence, proficiencies and contributions to student life, University-YMCA (Uni-Y) SMU will be one of three CCA clubs awarded the SMU Excellence in Student Life Award (Club) in the Student Leadership/Community Integration category by SMU.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Volunteers and corporations honoured for impacting lives


It was a night dedicated to the spirit of altruism and giving as YMCA of Singapore honoured 75 individuals and corporations at the YMCA-Lim Kim San Volunteers Programmes Awards Night 2015 for their volunteerism.

The awards ceremony was held on 16 January 2015 and Mr Stephen Loh, President, YMCA of Singapore, hosted the volunteers who had given their time and effort to touch lives and lift spirits of the less privileged.