Conversations Reimagined:

Urban Poverty,
The Hidden Struggles

•  THURSDAY 14 APRIL 2022
•  3:00 – 4:30PM SGT
•  ONLINE ( LIVE STREAM FROM JUSTCO )

For every 10 persons we meet, it is very likely that one of them has or is experiencing food insecurity. These people could very well include our own friends, neighbours and even family. As a community, we need to take it upon ourselves to ensure that no one is left to struggle with fulfilling their basic necessities.

Overcoming food insecurity is an excellent milestone towards the eradication of urban poverty in Singapore. We can make this seemingly impossible task an achievable one with communal effort. 

Be part of our event, Conversations Reimagined: Urban Poverty, The Hidden Struggles for a purposeful discussion and learn more about food insecurity from the researchers behind “The hunger report: an in-depth look at food insecurity in Singapore”. 

After, stay on to partake in an engaging exchange among social work practitioners from various Voluntary Welfare Organsations, as they deepen our understanding of urban poverty and uncover the untold experiences of the urban poor in Singapore.

Join us on our journey to achieving a reimagined, poverty-free Singapore.

Programme

3.05pm:
Food insecurity, a symptom of urban poverty
by Dr Dalvin Sidhu and Dr Tania Nagpaul

Join us in this segment as the researchers behind “The Hunger Report”, Dr Dalvin Sidhu and Dr Tania Nagpaul break down their findings into digestible bites. Their insights and thoughts on the issue will prove invaluable in how we identify and assist those with food insecurity issues.

3.30pm:
Q&A for Food insecurity, a symptom of urban poverty
by Dr Dalvin Sidhu and Dr Tania Nagpaul

Was your curiosity on food insecurity not satisfied? Seize this rare opportunity and ask away!

3.45pm:
What Urban Poverty looks like in an abundant city
by Kek Seow Ling (Lutheran Community Care Services), Ng Bee Leng (AMKFSC Community Services), Pauline Tan (HCSA Community Services) and Yong Teck Meng (Habitat for Humanity Singapore)

In this segment, join a panel of experienced social work practitioners as they discuss different aspects of urban poverty in Singapore. Each of them are a treasure trove of knowledge and experience we stand only to gain from.

4.15pm:
Q&A for What Urban Poverty looks like in an abundant city
by Kek Seow Ling (Lutheran Community Care Services), Ng Bee Leng (AMKFSC Community Services), Pauline Tan (HCSA Community Services) and Yong Teck Meng (Habitat for Humanity Singapore)

Have a question on the topic? Ask the panelists!

4.30pm:
Closing and Thank You
by Sai Tzy Horng (The Best of You, an initiative by Julie’s)

Moderator

Amy Cheng
Creative Director of ACT 3 Theatrics

Amy J Cheng is the Creative Director of ACT 3 Theatrics.  Since 2012, she has continued to create and develop drama programmes.  She is a drama educator for pre-schoolers, poly students and persons with special needs. She also trains teachers in the field of drama education.  Amy graduated with an Honours Degree in Mass Communications and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Murdoch University (Perth). She earned a distinction for Oral Communication (Grade 8) from the London College of Music Examinations and completed a course by the Social Service Institute, where she worked with and Facilitated the learning of Children with Special Needs in the Arts in 2014.As an actress, Amy garnered a Best Actress nomination at the 2001 Asian Television Awards and for Best Supporting Actress at the 2006 Life! Theatre Awards. Her recent International project includes Warner Brothers’ Production of Crazy Rich Asians, as Jacqueline Ling

Speakers

Dr Dalvin Sidhu
Senior Programme Manager, Lien Centre for Social Innovation
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Dr Tania Nagpaul
Senior Lecturer, S.R. Nathan School of Human Development, Singapore University of Social Sciences
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Kek Seow Ling
Director of Resource and Strategy, Lutheran Community Care Services
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Ng Bee Leng
Director of Community Development and Corporate Support, AMKFSC Community Services
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Pauline Tan
Head of Programme, HCSA Dayspring SPIN (Single Parents INformed, INvolved, INcluded)
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Yong Teck Meng
National Director, Habitat for Humanity Singapore
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Community Partners

AMKFSC Community Services Ltd
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HCSA Community Services
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Habitat for Humanity Singapore
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Lien Centre for Social Innovation
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Lutheran Community Care Services
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Co-working Partner

JustCo

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Singapore, JustCo’s mission is to enable anyone to have the best work/life experience anywhere anytime. We pave the way for the future of work via platforms that are powered by technology.

In our communities, we connect dynamic entrepreneurs, start-ups and large corporations. People are at the heart of what we do, as we create networking events and strategic partnerships for our members and partners to gain insights, collaborate, and help each other. Our passion for customer satisfaction ensures our members find the same JustCo hospitality – comfort and peace of mind – no matter where they are.

We make work better by revolutionising how people work, empowering our ever-growing community with exceptional flexibility, opportunities and experiences.

Organiser

The Best of You

At the heart of the movement, The Best of You is about appreciation. Since its inception, the movement has been powered by the authentic stories of people from all walks of life within our community. These stories are tributes to the people and experiences that have shaped our lives and brought out the best in each and every one of us. The Best of You consciously partners various organisations, artists and storytellers to share both the struggles and accomplishments of everyday people from our community – especially those from marginalised communities.

In doing so, the movement hopes to celebrate the diverse groups of people that make up our community, remind ourselves of our shared humanity, and encourage the reimagination of a better tomorrow for all - one that leaves no one behind.

The Best of You is an initiative by the biscuits manufacturer, Julie’s.