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Why Should I Volunteer?

After snapping tons of photographs, we stopped to look around the house and at our fellow volunteers, who were assisting the elderly woman on the couch. It was only the first house of the Support Our Pioneer visitation that morning, and we already feeling the lethargy seeping into our bodies from the school commitments we […]

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I Have Better Things To Do

“Why should we help them?” A question from a 15 year old student had stumped me. It was a little past the half-way mark of our first lesson in community problem solving, and students were immersed in their discussions on how best to help their assigned charity organisation. All was going smoothly. Until now. “Well, […]

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To Innovate or not, that is not the question

“Even though I can do this question in a faster way, I must use the teacher’s method to circle and label the quantities. I used the teacher’s method only after I solved the question. My teacher said those who don’t do it did not listen in class.” This was what my Primary Five tutee told […]

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How Much Fear Really Define Us

Let’s talk about fears, because it is a difficult thing to share. You don’t realise it, but fear lives inside you all the time. It is a shadow, dark and omnipresent, and only coming to attention when you’re looking down. You feel your heart race and mind go into an overdrive when things go wrong. […]

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Rising Above Our Fears

His company may be Amazon’s chosen logistics partner, but Mr Syafiq Yussoff was far from the successful man he is back in his late teens – a school drop-out, who scored 39 points for this O-Level examinations. Nothing stopped the 34-year-old to later achieving his title as the CEO of a multi-million dollars’ logistics company […]

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Commonwealth appoints Singaporean as regional coordinator for CAYE Asia-Pacific

(From L-R) Mr Paul Broom, Director of Political Affairs, High Commission of UK; Mr Sushil Ram, Representative from Commonwealth Secretariat; Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Health and Information; Ms Tan See Leng, Executive Director of Heartware Network; and Mr Raymond Huang, Country Head Designate of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council. […]

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There’s Beauty in the Simple Things

Millenials are often moving at the speed of light. We do not settle for mediocrity, and we are constantly in search of something better. Sometimes, this leads us to continuously want more rather than be content with what we have. Reflecting upon a quote by Confucius: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making […]

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Introducing the NDP18 Youth Planning Committee

Get to know the National Day Parade 2018 Hospitality Management Youth Planning Committee! JUDY Judy has been a volunteer with Heartware Network since 2015, for events such as the National Day Parade Hospitality Management, Home Team Show and Festival 2017, and Heartware Network’s Fundraising Gala Dinner. She loves volunteering as she can give back to […]

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Preserving Traditions, Embracing Change

At Heartware Network, we are privileged to receive volunteers who aspire to change the world, make a difference, and leave an undying mark in the community. We aim to help these aspiring youths be even closer to their goals by giving them comprehensive and holistic trainings. Last year, our training sessions equipped the volunteers with […]

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Taking Our Traditions For Granted

Opening Ceremony of River Hongbao 2018 by Guest of Honour, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.  The younger generation nowadays (like us!) see traditions as duties to be observed mostly by parents or grandparents. And when we do involve ourselves in old customs and routines, we often do it without giving a second thought. Come […]

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