2021 was a grand year for the Singapore sports scene, with Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu defending her gold medal and badminton player Loh Kean Yew clinching the BWF World Championships title. But what are sports like for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?
Ignite follows a team of graduating Republic Polytechnic SHL students to find out more about how we can make sports more inclusive for youth with special needs.
Who are you beyond your job? What does it mean to die a fulfilling death? Why have you decided to click on this post? Local mental health and arts advocacy group, ThisConnect.today is asking all the hard questions in their latest exhibition ‘What Am I, If I Am Not?’. The highly experiential exhibition boasts a record-breaking 572 masks from their Masks of Singapore project, as well as other tactile and thought-provoking pieces. Ignite speaks to ThisConnect’s founder, Ming Kwang, to find out more.
What does Ubin mean to you?
For one group of Republic Polytechnic’s School of Sports, Health, and Leisure staff and students, Ubin is like their ‘second home’. Seeing the dwindling business and health gaps for less mobile residents on the island, this community group is hoping more people will return to the island and support residents with ‘the simple things’.
Seven Centimetres From Myself, a short film by the producer of beloved local sitcom Phua Chu Kang, will be one of just 25 films to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin-based film festival primarily focused on mental health.
While many might simply wave peddlers away or ignore them completely, this team of six at The Signpost Project are going out of their way to ensure these forgotten tissue paper uncles and aunties are getting the Covid-19 relief they require.
LGBTQIA+ advocates are no strangers to the internet and many of its earliest organisations were first birthed in this space. Is the online sphere the safe haven many often associate it to be? And has it been as inclusive as it claims to be for all members of the community?
In this post, we talk to Lune to find out.