ICYMI: Wonder Women And Their Inspiring Stories On Wonderwall.sg

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ICYMI: Wonder Women And Their Inspiring Stories On Wonderwall.sg

STORY: Janelle Yong
05 March 2021
ORIGINAL PHOTO: 123RF
ORIGINAL PHOTO: 123RF

Did you know that 8 March is International Women's Day? This annual UN observance day celebrates women around the world being total badasses while raising awareness about the need for gender equality. In light of this, and ICYMI, we've rounded up all the stories on Wonderwall.sg of extraordinary Singaporean women who have been an inspiration to us.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF JOAN LOW
PHOTO: COURTESY OF JOAN LOW

World Mental Health Day: She Created An App To Provide On-Demand Counselling

To help others combat COVID-19 blues, this millenial created an app for text-based mental health coaching so you can work on your mental health even at home.

PHOTOS: AIDHA AND FACEBOOK/CLARE TONG
PHOTOS: AIDHA AND FACEBOOK/CLARE TONG

Volunteer Spotlight: She Mentors FDWs On Financial Literacy

Meanwhile, this millenial makes practical use of her degree in Economics by teaching foreign domestic workers about financial literacy.

Does This SEA Games Gold Medallist Look 50 To You? And Does Age Even Matter?

This SEA Games gold medallist proved that age is just a number when she won two gold medals in underwater hockey at the age of 50.

PHOTO: JOYCE CHANSINGH
PHOTO: JOYCE CHANSINGH

Growing Up With Depression, She Now Dedicates Her Life To Raising Awareness For Mental Health In Singapore

This social entrepreneur channelled her experiences with depression into destigmatising mental illness and creating safe spaces for individuals struggling with mental health issues.

Horsing Around For The Love Of Children

These undergraduates volunteer with Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) to conduct weekly hippotherapy (horse-riding therapy) sessions for children with special needs.

PHOTO: NAOMI WU
PHOTO: NAOMI WU

This NUS Graduate Takes A Road Less Travelled As... A Cleaner

Forget "prestigious" 9 to 5 jobs; this graduate chose to get her hands dirty and work as a cleaner instead.

ALL PHOTOS IN THIS ARTICLE: SAMANTHA BOUNAPARTE
ALL PHOTOS IN THIS ARTICLE: SAMANTHA BOUNAPARTE

This Teacher Goes The Extra Mile To Put On Shows For Kids With Special Needs

While live performances were cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, this teacher and her team found a way to engage special needs kids even at home by transforming a multi-sensory performance into an online adventure.

She Sees, Feels And Expresses Music Through Song-Signing

This deaf social entrepreneur plays instruments like the xylophone and marimba, song-signs music and conducts sign language courses, workshops and outreach programmes to build bridges between the deaf community and mainstream society.

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TAGS: International Women's Day , Exceptional People
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