A Good Space by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre Offers Platform for Do-Gooders to Come Together and Enliven Giving Landscape

The initiative aims to encourage people from all walks of life to come together to do good. It offers a refreshing calendar of events and programmes for the community to connect and be inspired.

Singapore,  30 October 2017 –  A Good Space is a community-partnership initiative of National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) that will be a place for the giving community to come together to expand and enliven Singapore’s giving community and forge partnerships. It offers a refreshing calendar of events and gatherings to bring together diverse members of society to share as well as enhance the quality and diversity of giving opportunities for a more connected and inclusive Singapore.

Events organised by A Good Space include an interfaith and peace dialogue, a self-development session through playback theatre, a volunteering project to make cards for hospital patients, a discussion that aimed to break down social-economic class barriers led by deaf facilitators and a youth-led conversation on race and the Singapore identity.

Co-founder and Curator of A Good Space, Anthea Ong shared that A Good Space is a community-led effort to transform ordinary public spaces across Singapore into places of purpose. She said, “A Good Space is a place-making movement for integration and inclusion by the community, for the community – I see it as crowd-sourcing meets citizen engagement. With a diverse group of partners serving different needs of community, we are experimenting with the spaces in NVPC first for this seeding phase, focusing on the theme of ‘Expanding Perspectives, Inspiring Perspectives’. Our really big vision is to see A Good Space in different spaces across Singapore so that anyone anywhere can come and be in a good space anytime!”

Melissa Kwee, Chief Executive Officer of NVPC, says, “With the trend of co-working and co-living spaces, we thought it would be so nice to have a co-doing good space, and that’s what A Good Space is all about. We want to provide a platform for people to experiment with different ideas for doing good.”

A few exciting events for November and December:

Nov 4 (2.30pm – 5pm)   Film Screening:Apprentice

An enriching afternoon of film and conversations with award-winning Director Boo Junfeng. The film focuses on a young prisons officer meeting an older colleague, who is revealed to be the chief executioner. As their relationship intensifies, their backstories are revealed throughout the course of the film. It also touches on the death penalty from an executioner’s point of view. There will be an exclusive Q&A session with the Director after the screening. http://apprenticefilmscreening…
Nov 17 (4 – 5pm) Public Lecture: Put A Little SALT Into Your Life  Jean-Louis Lamboray, international speaker and author of “What Makes us Human” will talk about how building resilient and inclusive communities and encouraging people to build on their strengths and develop their own solutions to challenges. For more information – http://beinspiredlectures01.pe…
Dec 1 (4pm – 6pm) Design a Better BagA Better Bag is a community digital art making project where participants will learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint as a graphic design tool and print their design on an eco-friendly canvas bag. The objective of the workshop is design a bag that encourages and inspires others to do good. For every sign-up – $10 will be donated to the Singapore Children’s Society.  
Dec 3 (4pm – 6pm) 500 Prints – Buy A Print Build A DreamAs part of Giving Week, Junior Art Lab will be selling A3-sized framed prints to raise funds for the Singapore Children’s Society. For every print sold, the Junior Art Lab will donate $8 to the Singapore Children’s Society.  
Dec 5 (7pm – 9pm)   Book Discussion: The Power of Purpose by Richard J. LeiderPurpose is fundamental to human life. We all want to find our purpose – our reason for getting up in the morning. This book discussion aims to raise questions about the book and the topic of purpose, in an environment of discussion.


About A Good Space: 

A Good Space is a new community-led initiative supported by NVPC with a vision of transforming ordinary public spaces into places of purpose. It offers a refreshing calendar of events and programmes by the community, for the community, to come together to reconnect, refuel and be inspired.  To stay updated on our events, please connect with us on www.facebook.com/AGoodSpaceSG/