2016 | 2015 | 2014
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Amanda Chong co-founded ReadAble, a non-profit organisation that runs weekly English literacy classes for children and migrant women in a low-income neighbourhood since 2014, with the aim of improving social mobility.
She is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, who writes poems on her lunch breaks. A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge.
Amanda is interested in exploring themes of gender and power in both her poetry and academic writing, which has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. Her creative work has appeared in Monocle, the Straits Times and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.
Isaac’s life’s mission is to use music, media and messages to transform society positively. Having gone on his first humanitarian trip when he was 17 years old to a refugee camp along the borders of Thailand, his life was radically transformed and today he spends his life finding ways to love and serve others. He started his own social enterprise called Colours Global, a company that architects creative solutions to tackle social problems across Asia. They are presently at work with the Singapore Girls Home, helping to rehabilitate youths at risk through music and art, and assisting a NGO in Batam thats seeks to provide a better life for the children living in the slums. Isaac also uses his media platforms to bring awareness about social issues around Asia, and have been featured on both local and international news. He was also a finalist on The Voice Singapore and Malaysia.
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