THE HAKWER SESSIONS
In 2014, I co-founded a ground-up initiative aimed at bringing together Singapore’s diverse communities around good food, cold brews, local talent performances and a great cause. Raising a total of $100,000+ in charity donations for elderly care, The Hawker Sessions has been recognised by the Singapore Kindness Movement and President’s Awards.
social good summit #2030NOW
In 2014, I co-founded the first Singapore chapter of a worldwide movement and annual event, produced in partnership by Mashable and the UN Foundations, aimed at redefining our understanding of human progress. Over 60 participants turned up to the event for an afternoon of speed-networking, inspirational talks, and facilitated discussions aimed at exploring the the role of technology and new media in shaping the world we want to live in by 2030.
SOCIAL CHANGE IN ACTION
In 2011, I joined the design thinking facilitator and trainer network of a Singapore-based social enterprise working towards re-shaping education and capacity building in Singapore’s primary and secondary schools, in order to engage and empower young students to become active leaders for a better tomorrow.
THE WORLDWIDE FEAST
I co-founded the Singapore and Bali chapters of the world’s largest global dinner for good, originated in New York. Through fostered collaborations with local eateries, creative communities and space partners, participants learned to apply design thinking principles to finding innovative solutions to Southeast Asia’s most pressing social challenges. Between 2012 and 2014, over 100 participants joined our roaming dinner series to co-create and present their proposed solutions. The Hawker Sessions was an idea born at one of the dinners, and brought to life in 2014.
campaign :: #heforshe by un women
In 2013, I co-organised a gathering of 30 men dressed in lungis at the People’s Park in Singapore, to light a candle in honour of Malala Yousafzai and stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for a gender equal world.
In 2013, I volunteered as City Organiser for Singapore’s first edition of Jane’s Walk — a community-based approach to city building that uses citizen-led walking tours to make space for people to observe, reflect, share, question and re-imagine the places in which they live, work and play — named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs. The first walk saw over 40 locals and expats discover the Tanjong Rusa Ramble neighbourhood led by Ho Ee Kid.