Causes Briefs: New podcast a voice for the marginalised

New podcast a voice for the marginalised

A podcast launched recently aims to let more people know about the experiences of the marginalised, such as the physically impaired and people suffering from depression.

Called Channel Empathy, it is a collaboration between two non-profit organisations and three visually impaired individuals - Mr Joshua Tseng, Mr Muhammad Zahier Samad and Ms Erna, who goes by one name.

The two groups are Etch Empathy, which designs multi-sensory experiences to get more people to empathise with the vulnerable groups, and The Everyday People, a lifestyle portal which aims to connect with millennials in Singapore.

The podcast's first episode was released on May 31. Channel Empathy is free to download from Google Play and iTunes. The co-hosts of the channel are Mr Arman Shah, founder of The Everyday People, and Mr Tseng.


Art exhibition to champion mental health

Next month, social enterprise Unlimited Space will hold In My Shoes 2017, an annual exhibition that uses art to raise awareness about mental health issues.

The theme for this year's exhibition, Uncovering the Strengths of Individuals, highlights how each person's strength can contribute to a larger goal.

Young artists and volunteers will help caregivers and patients from the mental health community create art that focuses on the theme of destigmatisation. The works will be displayed at *Scape from July 20 to 23.


Seniors to share how they cook rare Chinese dishes

An initiative by a group of social entrepreneurs aims to promote inter-generational bonding and encourage the elderly to give back to society by teaching people to cook rare traditional Chinese dishes.

True Origins SG, which was founded last year, has invited elderly volunteers to organise classes on preparing dishes such as soon kueh, yam cake, and the Hakka rice dish leicha.

A cooking session on the Hakka dish abacus seeds will be held in Bukit Merah next Saturday. Interested participants can e-mail trueorigins.info@gmail.com.

Nathasha Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2017, with the headline 'Causes Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe