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โ€œDeath Cafe โ€ฆwith ASHTRONAUTโ€

Join them in conversation about life and end-of-life, at the 3rd edition of Death Cafe by ASHTRONAUT!

They hold the space for you to discuss death, and anything related under the sun. Letโ€™s make the most of our (finite) time on Earth & carry out a fearless exploration together ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ”ด 9 December 2023, Saturday
๐Ÿ”ต 2pm - 3:30pm
๐Ÿ—บ Level 1 Dungeon, The Red Box
113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165
๐Ÿ’ต Free-of-charge, with limited seats!

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Wild Conversations: Getting to Know Our Wild Neighbours

Get yourself acquainted with Our Wild Neighbours and learn the dos and don'ts during an encounter with wida troop of macaques in your estate or when you hear the iconic "uwu!" calls of the koel. Get practical tips on how you can coexist with the animals that share our island home and what role each animal plays in keeping our city in nature green and healthy.

Hear from Jasvic's journey in wildlife conservation and education when she embarked on an art project documenting wild animals that have died from human activities in Singapore.

๐Ÿ”ด 15 December 2023, Friday
๐Ÿ”ต 8pm - 9pm
100 Jalan Mashhor Singapore, 299177
๐Ÿ’ต Pay as you wish

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GU ConneXion: End-of-Year Social

Calling all ground-up initiative members! If you are part of a ground-up initiative, , join OpenJio and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) at GU ConneXion: End-of-Year Social for a reflective year-end celebration together ๐Ÿฅ‚ and connect with like-minded change-makers from the OpenJio community and NVPCโ€™s Groundup Central members๐Ÿค๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ”ด 18 December 2023, Monday
๐Ÿ”ต 7pm - 9.30pm
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
๐Ÿ’ต FOC and dinner will be provided

Sign up at by 11 Dec(Limited slots available):
Giving Economy Forum 2023

This yearโ€™s 6th edition of the Giving Economy Forum will explore one of the biggest challenges to the giving economy at present, financial inclusion!

The forum will also feature Giving Economy Awards Nominations, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize individuals and organizations from the business and social world, who pursue the purpose of bringing sustainability to society and solving social problems with their initiatives and efforts in alignment with the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

๐Ÿ”ด 14 December 2023, Thursday
๐Ÿ”ต 6pm - 9.15pm
๐Ÿ—บ Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Dr Singapore, 119244
๐Ÿ’ต $27.29

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โ€œDeath Cafe โ€ฆwith ASHTRONAUTโ€

Join them in conversation about life and end-of-life, at the 5th edition of Death Cafe by ASHTRONAUT! This time round, they are offering a Forest Therapy experience in collaboration with Slow Forest Days ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š

They hold the space for you to discuss death, and anything related under the sun. Letโ€™s make the most of our (finite) time on Earth & carry out a fearless exploration together ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ”ด 3 Feb 2024, Saturday
๐Ÿ”ต 2pm - 5pm
๐Ÿ—บ Singapore Botanic Gardens, meeting point near Tanglin Gate
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
๐Ÿ’ต Free-of-charge, with limited seats!

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Outgrow the System Film Screening

Beyond the mainstream debate and teachings of business schools, new economic ideas and practices are emerging. โ€œOutgrow the Systemโ€ is about transitioning to a more sustainable economic system by challenging old assumptions and offering fresh perspectives on how we can reorganise our production and consumption, in order to ensure our survival as a species on this planet. ๐ŸŒ

It will explore post-growth economic models and theories, such as donut economics, degrowth, economic democracy, and participatory economics. ๐Ÿง

The film features Kate Raworth
Economist, Author of Doughnut Economics, Amanda Janoo
Economics and Policy Lead, WEAll (Wellbeing Economy Alliance), Timothรฉe Parrique
Dr, of Economics, specialised in degrowth and Jennifer Hinton
Ecological economist and sustainability researcher

There is also post-film discussion with film directors and academicsโœจ

๐Ÿ”ด 1 Feb 2024, Thursday
๐Ÿ”ต 6.30pm-9.30pm
๐Ÿ—บYale-NUS College
๐Ÿ’ตFOC,open to public

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ArtsWok Learning Forum 2024: Developing Communities Creatively by ArtsWok Collaborative

Discover how to engage communities more creatively and effectively in this forumโœจ

Highlights include an array of panels, workshops, reflexive dialogue and field visits; where you'll encounter a broad range of socially and community-engaged arts projects. Spark fresh ideas and build intersectional connections through exposure to different community development approaches across sectors.๐Ÿค—

Whether you are well-versed in or new to arts-based community development, this forum welcome all, including artists, socially engaged practitioners, community workers and students who are keen to learn more.

๐Ÿ”ด29 March & 30 March
๐Ÿ”ต 9am-6pm
๐Ÿ—บGoodman Arts Centre (90 Goodman Road, S439053)
๐Ÿ’ตStandard 2-day Pass: $240
Concession 2-day Pass
(Promo code required): $100
Group Bookings of 5 or more: $200/pax

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Talking About Sex and Sexuality: On The Ground Perspectives Organised by the Asian Medical Students Association

Interested to learn more about the societal stigmas surrounding various topics involving sex and sexuality? ๐Ÿง Keen to hear from distinguished speakers with unique insights from the field? ๐Ÿฅณ

Join them at this seminar and gain perspective into different topics, ranging from LGBTQ issues, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and sexual assault! You can look forward to hearing from invited speakers from different non-profit organisations such as Oogachaga and Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support as well as doctors with years of experience in this area ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Open to ALL university, polytechnics, JC and ITE students
๐Ÿ”ด25 Jan 24, Thursday
๐Ÿ”ต 5pm-8pm
๐Ÿ—บ NUS Campus โ€” location TBC!

Sign up by 23 Jan at:
MIND YOUR CLICKS: How Online Harms Affect Youth Well-Being

Join esteemed panellists Mr Eric Chua (Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth and Ministry of Social and Family Development), Dr Priyanka Bhalla (Safety Policy Manager, Meta), and Ms Calissa Man (Vice Curator, Global Shapers Singapore Hub) as they discuss the findings of the Safeguarding Online Spaces (SOS) Study on youth concerns around online safety issues and how it impacts the mental health of our youths today!

๐Ÿ”ด8 Jan 24, Thursday
๐Ÿ”ต 4.30pm-6pm
๐Ÿ—บ Zoom

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Youth Action Challenge Season 5: Participatory Budgeting Exercise

Calling all youths aged 15 to 35 years old who wants to learn more about up-and-coming ground-up initiatives in Singapore!๐Ÿ“ฃ

Join fellow youths at the Participatory Budgeting exercise, where you will get to meet and hear from teams who are starting initiatives that tackle a variety of social issues, discuss with peers and allocate virtual funds to projects that will make the greatest impact in society. Your votes will be translated to real grants that teams will receive to bring their ideas to life๐Ÿฅณ

*Only Singpass-registered participants will be allowed to attend due to live-voting event requirements

๐Ÿ”ด17 Feb 24, Saturday
๐Ÿ”ต 9am - 1.30pm (Lunch will be provided)
๐Ÿ—บLife Long Learning Institute

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Be a Samaritan Public Run (Feb) - Community Suicide First respondent workshop

Suicide prevention is everyoneโ€™s business.

Join Samaritan of Singapore in their mission to shift from a culture of silence, to one of openness and empathy, through empowering the wider community to be more vigilant in keeping a look out for anyone in distress.

"Be A Samaritan" (BAS) is a 2-part programme which aims to equip the community with the knowledge and skills to be a first responder to anyone facing a suicide crisis by engaging and encouraging distressed individuals to seek help and providing them with emotional support in an empathetic manner.

๐Ÿ”ด26 Feb 24, Monday
๐Ÿ”ต 7.30pm- 9.30pm
๐Ÿ—บ10 Cantonment Close

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AWARE Sexual Assault First Responder Training

It is not always easy for survivors to tell someone about what happened; in fact, for some survivors, it can be especially daunting. So the way their loved ones respond becomes pivotal in their journey of recovery.

This training helps familiarise participants with trauma reactions and symptoms to better contribute to a survivorโ€™s well-being. In this workshop, they will share more on:

-Definition of sexual assault and harassment
-Recognising Singaporeโ€™s legal framework
-Understanding consent, the impact of sexual assault and trauma on survivors
-Role of a first responder
-Providing support to survivors of sexual assault
-Resources available for help
-Key skills such as ensuring safety, active listening and empathy

๐Ÿ”ด24 Feb 24, Sat
๐Ÿ”ต 2pm- 5pm
๐Ÿ—บAware Centre, 5 Dover Crescent #01-22 Singapore, 130005
๐Ÿ’ฐDonation basis, more information on sign up link

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Build for Good (Environment) Builders hackathon

Passionate in tackling environmental problems in Singapore? ๐ŸŒŽBuild for Good environment is a month-long hackathon organised by Open Government Products in partnership with SG Eco Fund for citizens to build solutions and receive mentorship from tech & environmental experts.

Winning teams will receive funding of up to S$100,000 and take part in a 2-month accelerator programme to further develop their solutions, and launch them to real users!

๐Ÿ”ด18 May to 22 Jun 2024
While you will spend the entire month working on the solution, there are 6 in-person sessions

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Mental Health Literacy Starts With YOUth - Let's CHAT

In collaboration with Short Film Youth Singapore 2024, Mental Health Film Festival Singapore (MHFFS) has partnered with CHAT to bring a series of talks to improve mental health literacy by equipping individuals with practical skills to support youths in distress.

๐Ÿ”ด20 Apr 24, Saturday
๐Ÿ”ต 2pm-3.30pm

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Calm Circles Lite (Thriving Under Pressure)

Calm Circles is a safe, non-judgemental space for open conversations where you can connect with the Calm Collective Community.

Learn, share and connect with others in the community and join a fireside chat with Jason Lai, an Integral Development Coach as they explore:
- Responding to pressure in the workplace
- Leveraging pressure as a tool for growth
- Navigating the lines between energizing pressure and debilitating stress to manage our well-being

๐Ÿ”ด3 Apr 24, Wednesday
๐Ÿ”ต 12.30pm-1.30pm

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Caring Compassionately- Walking Alongside Those on Their End-Of-Life Journey by Bethesda Frankel Estate Church (BFEC) Cares

Join their upcoming workshop designed for caregivers, offering invaluable insights into the journey of providing palliative care. This compassionate and informative session aims to equip caregivers with essential knowledge and skills, guiding them through the challenges and emotions associated with end-of-life care

Hear from experienced speakers:

1. Dr Keson Tay, doctor with HCA Hospice Care, which aims to provide medical care, nursing expertise, and psychological support through bereavement support and outreach programmes for patients (and their families) with life-limiting conditions.

2. Mr Jacky Tan, the funeral director and operations manager of Serenity Casket and Funerals.

๐Ÿ”ด6 Apr 24, Saturday
๐Ÿ”ต 9am-12.30pm
๐Ÿ—บBethesda Frankel Estate Church Main Sanctuary

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Navigating Workplace Challenges: Resilience & Communication

- Introduction of Caring for Life, a Singapore Suicide Prevention Charity, and its upstream suicide prevention efforts
- Sharing of topics on fostering a more resilient self and on workplace wellness

๐Ÿ”ด25 Apr 24, Thursday
๐Ÿ”ต 12.30pm-1.30pm
๐Ÿ—บDeutsche Bank

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Social Work Academia- Practice Symposium 2024

Formerly known as the AMKFSC-SUSS Symposium, the biennial symposium will take on a permanent new name. Themed โ€œAdaptive Capacity Building: Responding to Shifting Landscapes in Social Work Practicesโ€, SWAPS 2024 will bring together the best minds from social work academia and professional practice to share insights on effectively adapting to societal shifts, cultivate resilience and reducing vulnerabilities, collaboratively tackle challenges faced by professionals, and explore innovative strategies to enhance their capabilities.

๐Ÿ”ด17 May 24, Friday
๐Ÿ”ต 2pm- 5pm
๐Ÿ—บSingapore University of Social Sciences

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Palliative Care 101

Discover more about Palliative Care and learn about the importance of having end of life care discussion and tips on how to initiate such conversations.

๐Ÿ”ด14 May 24, Tuesday
๐Ÿ”ต 6.30pm- 8.30pm
๐Ÿ—บClementi Public Library, Programme Zone

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Different But Same Same

"Different But Same Same" is a programme to foster greater inclusion, meaningful connections and positive societal change. Youths will take the centre stage to share their perspectives on social causes with experts and youths from diverse backgrounds, formulate and present ideas to funders to foster a greater Singapore.

- Mandatory sessions of 1 training (27 Apr OR 4 May) 
- 1 engagement on Kindness (11 May)
- 1 finale (24 Aug) - Meet the funders
-2 other sessions of your choice:

๐Ÿค–Cyber wellness
๐ŸŸฐGender equality
โ™ป๏ธSustainable living
โ™ฟ๏ธ Disability inclusion
๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปHealthy living
โค๏ธRace & religion harmony

๐Ÿ”ด27 April 2024 - 24 Aug 2024, Alternative Saturday
๐Ÿ”ต 10am-1pm
๐Ÿ—บOne People, 381 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 S(319758)

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