Can Singapore’s home cleaning scheme reduce maid abuse?

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A Second Chance

Statistically speaking, the Lily Thai Spa is part of one of the most successful prison rehabilitation programmes in the world, taking women from a place of punishment and bringing them into a life of healing.

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Net-Works is an innovative initiative that empowers people in coastal communities to collect and sell discarded nylon fishing nets – with fantastic environmental benefits
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When Opium was used for Toothaches

We know of opium as the addictive narcotic that once held Asia drugged and spellbound. But the people of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand – still major producers of this “joy fruit” – once had a healthy relationship with its intoxicating effects

Celebrating Earth with the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

According to the United Nations: The equivalent of one soccer field of soil is eroded every 5 seconds. It can take up to 1,000...

Institutions that Empower

There is a fresh current of optimism flowing from multilateral, development institutions these days and it’s taking the form of the new 17-point, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Of these vital benchmarks, one in particular, Sustainable Goal No.5, pledges to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls throughout the world.
Feeding Indian students

More Than a Meal Ticket

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is improving the lives of children in India – one hot meal at a time.

Effective Water Management Strategy and Its Environmental Impact

By Katreena Sarmiento Thanks to modern conveniences, many have taken water for granted. Yes, people certainly know they need water, but they do not think...

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