Causes

Causes: Safe spaces to do good

Above: Participants enjoying a life-sized board game designed for people to learn about mental wellness during A Good Day, an event organised by A Good Space. Left: Mr Dexter Tai, one of the changemakers who have benefited from A Good Space. With its
Participants enjoying a life-sized board game designed for people to learn about mental wellness during A Good Day, an event organised by A Good Space.PHOTO: A GOOD SPACE
Above: Participants enjoying a life-sized board game designed for people to learn about mental wellness during A Good Day, an event organised by A Good Space. Left: Mr Dexter Tai, one of the changemakers who have benefited from A Good Space. With its
Mr Dexter Tai, one of the changemakers who have benefited from A Good Space. With its help, he found spaces to hold three events this year, including a lunch bringing seniors and youth together.PHOTO: A GOOD SPACE

In fast-paced Singapore, there are those in need - and those who go out of their way to meet these needs. This is part of a series on noteworthy causes The Straits Times is spotlighting.

Plotted on a napkin over a Saturday lunch, A Good Space was initially just a project with two people - social entrepreneur Anthea Ong and National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) chief executive Melissa Kwee.
 

The two, who had become acquainted over the course of their work in the volunteering and philanthropy sector, were a marriage of ideas and resources.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'Safe spaces to do good'. Print Edition | Subscribe