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We believe in the power of storytelling for social impact.

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As the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation, we tell stories of people doing good in Asia to inspire our online community to take action, so that the subjects of our stories get the help they need to impact more lives.

Why we do what we do

"I like Our Better World because it helps people in need, without expecting anything in return"

- Jonathan, 11, community member, Singapore

It has brought to our doorstep people from different countries

- Yans, Right to Learn, Malaysia

They inspire people to help make the world a better place in their own little or big way

- community member, Philippines

79% of our community members are inspired by our stories to act*

You're changing this world...one story and one life at a time

- community member, India

Honoured to have met an awesome team of positive, good listeners and storytellers. Thank you for creating that space

- Razak Aziz, Aidhome, Malaysia

*Community Survey 2016, with 511 respondents

We're a team of individuals with diverse personalities and strengths, united by our desire to shape culture for a better world. With varied backgrounds and global experiences including tech, media, journalism and advertising, we choose to be here because we believe in the power of storytelling to inspire and bring out the best in people.
Grace Baey
Content and Creative
grace@ourbetterworld.org
Always curious and game for adventure, Grace loves to wander the streets in search of stories to tell with her camera. A human geographer by training, she believes the best way to learn is through the soles of one's feet.
Shubhpreet Kaur
Alliance Adventurer
shubh@ourbetterworld.org
You may find Shubh accidentally breaking things or zapping people with static. The rest of the time she keeps the team’s operations running, scouts for syndication partners and also writes. Somewhat of an idealist, this animal-lover believes there is goodness in everyone.    
Eelin Ong
Marketer for Good
eelin@ourbetterworld.org
“Perhaps I should put my skills to good use,” – a random thought that stuck. And so, with a love for stories and a penchant for logic, Eelin found herself using skills from the advertising world to make her little impact for a better world.
Rebecca Lim
Leader of the Pack
rebecca@ourbetterworld.org
Passionate and purposeful, Rebecca has an eye for opportunities and a love for people. A stint in India changed the Singaporean’s life and led her into the non-profit space. If you want her on your side, Stroopwafel is the secret.
Krystal Foo
Lil’ Production Boss
krystal@ourbetterworld.org
Krystal came on board after interning with us (twice!). As part of the content team, she’s the little boss of all things production and also makes sure the equipment is ready to roll, when exploring stories. A happy person and a dreamer by nature, she hopes one day to be able to do some good in the world.
Noel Situ
Growth Hacker
noel@ourbetterworld.org
A comic book nerd, fervent futurist and believer in big data. Noel handles all things digital and analytical. Originally from corporate finance, Noel joined Our Better World to use his skills for good.
Josh Lye
Story Fella
josh@ourbetterworld.org
Having lived in five countries, Josh is fluent in all types of eating. A recovering journalist, he loves meeting people who inspire him, and enjoys unearthing stories about everyday people helping other people.
Denise Oliveiro
Creative at Large
denise@ourbetterworld.org
Denise wants to captain the starship Enterprise but feels content creation is a close second. She loves seeing authenticity and beauty reflected in stories. Her experimental nature fuels her work, and believes that individually, content and creative go a distance. But together, they grow wings and soar.
Devender Singh
Technical Wizard
devender.singh@ourbetterworld.org
Always thinking about how technology can change the lives of people around him, Devender takes care of the team’s tech development. The Faridabad native is an avid runner who loves all kind of sports and enjoys listening to music with meaningful lyrics.
Mai Tatoy
Community Builder
mai@ourbetterworld.org
Mai is happiest when she finds meaningful ways to involve the community in the stories we tell. She gets a thrill at seeing a story transform people’s lives. Mai loves to sing in church, bake at home and eat anywhere.
Sophie Syed
Conversation Starter
sophie@ourbetterworld.org
With a background in startups and digital marketing, Sophie is driven by the intersection of tech and social impact. Her energetic nature brings people together to play dodgeball, foosball and...to laugh till their stomachs hurt.
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From A to Z, discover what guides us as storytellers for good, or read our collective blog. And if you’ve got some encouragement or feedback, we’d love to hear it.

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