We have told many stories of others. Here’s ours
The year was 2011.
Smartphones and social media were transforming how we communicate. The Arab Spring uprising was showing the world how digital networks could power movements for change.
As these events unfolded, we were turning 20 at the Singapore International Foundation. And we asked ourselves:
Can we harness these forces for good?
We had realised that all over Asia, people were doing good within their communities, unnoticed by most.
On the other hand, there were people out there who wanted to do good, but did not know where to begin.
And so we set out to map the beginnings of Our Better World, asking:
Can stories inspire people to take action?
The answer, it turns out, is yes!