Giving back to low-income families, just like family.
“The work I wanted to do had to be sustainable for the people, and that is Glyph’s main goal,” she speaks today as Glyph’s Senior Lead for outreach and sponsorships.
For her, Glyph isn’t just a social enterprise. It’s a symbol of strength and courage that have empowered members to change the way they support the community. Discover their story.
It’s spending time to mentor kids and the youth. These are the ways that would make things much more meaningful than just a one-off volunteering. Hopefully people will get more involved.
It has been Glyph’s mission to combat the inequality around us; to level the playing field. For a start, they’ve made non-academic-based programmes more accessible to less-privileged children.
On weekends, they host activities like coding, design-thinking classes, and field trips to Changi.
But ever since Covid-19 wrought new challenges upon the community, Glyph and Si Hui knew more had to be done.
“That was when we decided to push out two to three more initiatives,” she shares.
Helping through Fitness, Business and Food
Glyph Fitness is one new platform that connects at-risk youths to fitness mentors like personal trainers and athletes who want to give back and inspire. It’s a peer-to-peer initiative that reaches out to teens who may be harder to engage. Through sport, these teens are encouraged to step out their homes and get active, while building meaningful friendships with their new fitness buddies.
Then, there’s Glyph Concepts, an entrepreneurial effort aimed at helping fresh graduates struck by the current job market uncertainty. It serves as a social incubator where Glyph members encourage young and ambitious thinkers to come in, and incubate their business ideas. “We want to reintroduce entrepreneurship to graduates because they help make our economy more resilient and diverse,” she explains.
With food, the most important resource, the Glyph community has revived efforts to put meals back on the tables of families that have lost jobs during this distressing period.
“Many of these parents are cleaners and security guards. If they aren’t at work, it means they have no jobs. Our support is a way of assuring them, ‘Hey, food’s settled for the day, don’t worry about it.’” So far, several F&B partners and foundations have stepped forward to support in cash and in kind for these families.
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