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9 Heart Values of a Heartware Leader

As of 6 May, we have two Leaders’ Training Sessions in the bag, and a next generation of Heartware Network leaders selected for the upcoming National Day Parade! Old birds have returned to guide the new kids round the block, who are still testing waters with what leadership skills they possess. A leader’s road to […]

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Who is the Home Team? Before and After

  How well do you know Home Team Singapore? For many of the public and our volunteers, when we first approached them for their thoughts, they knew little other than words like “police” and “SCDF” to help them along the way. If you can at least name the ten agencies that fall under the Home […]

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The Lead Up to Home Team Show & Festival 2017

This May, Singapore will stand to witness yet another milestone achieved! The Home Team will be commemorating its 20th anniversary and 50th anniversary of National Service with a Home Team Show & Festival (HTSF).  This biannual event is highly anticipated by the public, who are promised to be treated with the largest showcase of Home […]

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How to Boost Your Confidence

  You were sitting in a talk. While absorbed in the topic of discussion, you suddenly realised how engaging the speaker was. Perhaps it was the way he spoke, or how he looked straight into the audience’s eyes. Every word, expression, and gesture the speaker made exuded confidence. You wished you were born with such […]

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First Impressions: A Tutor’s Perspective

With the help of a great network of passionate volunteer tutors, Heartware Network’s Tuition Programme has expanded to 24 schools and 1 organisation from a humble pool of 7 schools in 2009. Such a promising expansion of the programme is telling of the needs of many underprivileged children out there, and can only be matched […]

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Voices of Heartware Network: Coming Out of My Shell

If you knew me from back in the early 2010s, you may recognise me as a fairly quiet person, who found it difficult to interact with strangers. Maybe even up till now, that part of me still exists as I will take time to adapt, recalibrate, and get used to my social surroundings. I like […]

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5 Awesome Ways To Handle Your Stress

Image credit: Creative Commons 3 In our daily pursuit to achieve goals and deadlines, we are inevitably subjected to stress. It is a dreadful experience, and its ubiquity ensures that it keeps coming back like a boomerang. What we don’t emphasise enough, is that stress CAN be managed. All of us have different thresholds for […]

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Start-Up Kit for New Volunteers

If you are on the edge on deciding whether you should embark on any volunteering opportunity at all, you must be wondering if you are truly to take on the challenge. The big question now is ‘What do you NEED to start volunteering? Do you need to have enough money to fund a charity? Do you […]

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‘Stop moaning, be pro-active’: An Interview with Founder Raymond Huang

SINGAPORE: He was a banker, but about 17 years ago, Raymond Huang decided he had had enough of the corporate world, and dedicated his life to youth development, encouraging them to be leaders, volunteers and entrepreneurs. He set up the Heartware Network, and has seen his volunteers help out in settings from National Day Parades to […]

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Stepping Up to the Plate

Teamwork and Leadership – we have heard these terms being thrown around in school, work, and adventure settings countless time, to the point where we take it for granted. To speak about these concepts is easy, but to put them to practice is a whole different matter. What happens when the rubber finally hits the […]

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