Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

The Lotus Initiative: Latest From The Field

The Lotus Initiative kickstarted with an innovative approach towards understanding the community needs in Sahidbhumi, a rural village in Eastern Nepal. Utilising the Human-Centered Design (HCD), we…

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

An Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Singapore’s Food Insecurity

Singapore is renowned as a food lover’s paradise and ranks as the most food-secure nation on the 2018 Global Food Security Index. However, according to a research conducted by the Lien Centre for…

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Hungry for Change: An Impacthon for Food Justice

  Food security is a hot topic in Singapore.   As a country that imports 90 percent of its food, the island nation is extremely vulnerable to disturbances in food distribution. Things…

Monday, Aug 26, 2019

At Boys' Town, Social Workers Expect The Unexpected

“Expect the unexpected,” is Programme Supervisor (Youth Worker) Sheila Selvaraju’s answer when asked about a typical day of work at Boys’ Town. One day might be “a rollercoaster [with] lots of…

Monday, Aug 19, 2019

An Appetite for Giving: Interning At Food From The Heart

  My name is Fadhillah and I am a final year Business student at Singapore Management University (SMU). I am also a national Judo athlete and was the previous captain and President of the SMU…

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

5 Students Reflect On Their Summer Internship

  No matter what your academic major or preferred industry is, having real-world working experience puts you at an advantage in front of prospective employers. That is why it is not uncommon…

Friday, Aug 02, 2019

Brewing Social Impact: One Cup Of Coffee At A Time

Hello everyone, I'm Santhosh Watson, going into my third year at Singapore Management University studying Business Management, majoring in both Corporate Communications and Public Policy while…

Monday, Jul 22, 2019

Bringing Joy To The Elderly: Kimberly Soh

Kimberly Soh (in green) with volunteers at HOA, held at Geylang West CC every day from 9.30am – 12pm.

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019

What It's Like Working On A Farm: Bernice Goh

  As part of the DBS Business for Good Internship programme at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, we partnered with 9 social enterprises to provide…

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2019

Engagement, Education, and Empowerment: Helping Youths to Solve Their Own Problems

  Many consider the thirties to forties to be the most important years of our lives. In fact, our adolescent years are just as critical - if not more so - as they can determine whether we…

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Meet Our Summer Associates (Part 2)

  The Summer Associates…

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

"The Future of Ageing for Singapore" Roundtable

  "Dream to make Singapore the model for ageing." - Janice Chia, Founder…

Friday, May 31, 2019

Meet Our Summer Associates (Part 1)

  This year, LCSI is…

Friday, May 17, 2019

Using Social Innovation as a Tool for Growth

Many of society's most pressing challenges today require innovative solutions that span organisations, sectors and disciplines. In a bid to help social service organisations (SSOrgs) navigate and…

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Art Jamming For A Good Cause

Persons on the autism spectrum are strong visual learners, they can be brilliant at expressing themselves visually through art and illustrations. They can be fixated "experts" on specific topics such…

Thursday, Apr 04, 2019

Students From Japan Visit Southeast Asia To Learn About Social Innovation

While academic grades are important and should be a key priority for all students, learning that takes place outside the classroom also helps to nurture leadership and character, in addition to other…

Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Demystifying Design with Dr Harah Chon

Coffee houses have a long tradition in society as places where people gather to share stories and socialise over a cup of coffee. In this spirit, we launched the ‘Social Space Café Hop’ where we…


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