Helping to raise awareness about post-retirement

The Ready or Not? Singapore campaign team comprises (from left) design lead Ethel Tan; public relations lead Kirmaine Chen; content lead Zhu Xinyu; and sponsorships and logistics lead Shermaine Lee. They are all undergraduates at the Nanyang Technological
The Ready or Not? Singapore campaign team comprises (from left) design lead Ethel Tan; public relations lead Kirmaine Chen; content lead Zhu Xinyu; and sponsorships and logistics lead Shermaine Lee. They are all undergraduates at the Nanyang Technological University. PHOTOS: READY OR NOT? SINGAPORE
A retirement well-being starter kit, based on a person's interests and the skills he wants to pick up post-retirement, has been prepared by the student team.
A retirement well-being starter kit, based on a person's interests and the skills he wants to pick up post-retirement, has been prepared by the student team.PHOTOS: READY OR NOT? SINGAPORE

Retirement might seem an improbable topic for a group of young Nanyang Technological University students but they have embarked on a campaign to help adults chart their plans for life after working life.

They realised that, among them, their parents - and many of their friends' parents - who are approaching retirement do not know how they will spend their time after they stop working. This drove them to start a campaign called Ready or Not? Singapore that aims to raise awareness about retirement needs and help people between 50 and 65 to prepare for life after work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 12, 2020, with the headline 'Helping to raise awareness about post-retirement'. Subscribe