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A Joyful March into April

Shout out to all Support Our Pioneer (SOP) volunteers who faithfully make time for the elderly over the weekends despite busy schedules. For the past two months, visitations were joined by Heartware Network’s latest batch of Brunei interns, Halif and Nathan, who were assigned to reach out to the needy elderly living in Hougang and […]

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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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SIM-UOL Transformers: Fundraising to Transform Lives

In the second half of 2016, Singapore Institute of Management-University of London (SIM-UOL) Student Representative Council (SRC) Transformers collaborated with Heartware Network for a Rag and Bone event that would raise funds for house refurbishment. These efforts are directed towards assisting underprivileged beneficiaries under the care of Heartware Network. The fundraising event was held in […]

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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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What a Heartware Network internship revealed to me

It’s just like me to hold a child-like curiosity for things that happen behind the scenes in events and programmes. It comes as no surprise then, that I sought an internship at an organisation whose mission reflects my own values. I was a Tuition Programme (TP) volunteer for 2 years while still in school, and […]

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Voices of Heartware Network: To Give and Grow

Hi! My name is Ming Sheng, and I’m 17 this year. I have been volunteering for about 4 years now from my secondary school days. I started out as part of the volunteer team under the Chinese Development Assistance Council’s (CDAC) Project Excellence, where I assisted teachers tutoring primary and secondary school students. On top […]

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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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