Volunteers of HDB programme recognised

Putting her knowledge to good use, architecture undergraduate Insyirah Imran, 23, recently organised a session to gather the views of Pasir Ris residents and also a design workshop for them to share how they envisioned their social space.

Ideas that are feasible will be incorporated into the plan for Pasir Ris by the Housing Board's Remaking Our Heartland team.

The National University of Singapore student is among the 3,600 volunteers under HDB's Friends of Our Heartlands (FOH) programme.

Ms Insyirah was cited by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is adviser to Tampines GRC Grassroots Organisations, as an inspiring example for those looking to contribute their talents and time during his speech at the FOH Appreciation Ceremony yesterday.

Over 400 other volunteers were recognised for their contributions.

The ceremony at Our Tampines Hub, alongside a showcase of the volunteer projects and a sharing session by volunteers, brought to a close HDB Community Week 2018.

FOH brings HDB's various volunteering programmes together and has reached out to more than 60,000 HDB residents.

Rachael Seow

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'Volunteers of HDB programme recognised'. Print Edition | Subscribe