TWC2 is an organisation which helps migrant/transient to find jobs and to get their lifestyle stable and on track. they help 70% of workers. 20-30% of workers need help with salary issues and many others struggle with their employer and their agreements. TWC2 helps these workers in the process by telling them their rights and ways to find a better situation for them.

most of these workers receive $1.70 an hour and $12 a day. To earn more and argue with their employer they have to get a lawyer, which requires money and resources. The employers and legal firms are normally not happy with this organisation because it goes against their ways and helps the employees.

What I learnt…

That transient workers are in need of the society’s help and that we as a society and a community also have a right to their lives and their wellbeings. Singapore needs these workers to build the community and area we live in. Their problems are deeper than just donations. The workers need these jobs for their family, to pay for children’s education and food and housing. This is why we need to help these workers not only for their benefit but also for our community.

Deborah Emmanuel

Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean poet who has always felt far from any one culture. She was influenced by western culture but then later found ownership in Singapore and a place of belonging.

Deborah experienced a violent/unstable father and struggled with poverty and then struggled with her own life after her mother died. However, she started meditating and going to poetry slams which helped her.

Poetry let her observed her thoughts which helped her better understand herself, instead of holding all her emotions bunched up in her head.

Her younger self needed to experience those things so she could evolve and become who she is today.

What I learnt…

Power is something we take for granted and those opportunities we ignore.

Experiences build character and even though those memories probably weren’t pleasant, they motivated you to be who you are in the future. Experiences let you evolve and become better.

“every plastic bag counts”

Robyne Hayes

Robyne Hayes is a photographer and researcher. Her recent priority within her work is with women, girls and child marriages.

The main driver for child marriages is poverty and lack of education. Women and girls who are forced into child marriages usually drop out of school and have no childhood. Most women and girls are looked upon as being nothing more than a potential mother.

130million girls are not in school and should be. Pregnancy is the leading cause of death for young girls and they usually end up in domestic violence.

What I learnt…

That the issue of child marriages is an increasing number and it is in need of help.

we take opportunities for granted and we need to give the girls a voice, by doing that we need to not only talk to the girls but talk to the mothers and community to give them space to explore and to spread their voice.

Giving the girls a voice can let them become something more than they were meant to be within that culture. However, we actually don’t ask what they want, since they have never experienced anything other than early marriages and poverty. That’s why we need to give them that experience and that opportunity.

Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a writer and the author of Purple Hibiscus.

Chimamanda talked about her early life and how she got into reading and writing at a young age. Her passion got her writing about the stories she had previously read, which were all British and American. She would write about their stories. However, finally, she found books that told stories which she recognized and then starting writing about them.

Single stories are a fixed mindset which you recognize a certain place or race. For her, poverty was her single story of poor families. She then gives examples of her experiences when people show these single stories. How a great number of people see Africa with a single story. They are seen to be starving, in poverty and not having a developed lifestyle. People also have a single story of immigrants and Mexicans. that they are dangerous and are seen as less than American citizens. Single stories are formed once a story is told over and over again and soon becomes a stereotype, they are incomplete.

What I learnt…

labelling someone with short stories can have many consequences. It robs people of their dignity and their individuality.

When you realise that there is no single story about any place, any person.

When you reject that single story, you create a kind of paradise.


Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is an authorpreneur and a best selling author (however, not the best author)

Chetan Bhagat’s goal is to connect with people through entertainment and to change and influence people for the better. His strategy to achieve this is to reinvent by changing the game. to change and adapt to the game. He believes that winners are people who can change the game and people who can adapt to the game.

What is success? Success is different things to different people. Is it happiness? feeling accomplished? reaching goals? to achieve success you need to achieve short effort as well as long effort.

success tips:

  • under promise and over deliver
  • reinvent
  • passion internet shows
  • patience
  • partnerships
  • humility

How has Chetan Bhagat impacted me?

  • That success is different to everybody. It isn’t just about your future and career. That to become ‘successful’, instead of being the best, you can change the game, make it your own. That short effort and long effort goals and accomplishes are both important to your future.

I used to think… now I think…

  • I used to think that success is basically about money and having a place to go and a bed to sleep in. Now I think that success is about happiness and feeling accomplished and yes that can be about money and career, but it’s about reaching goals and being where you want to be and that can be anything.

Achieving big things.

  • settings goals
  • reasons behind that goal
  • finding the group
  • a detailed action plan
  • a set-back detailed mechanism
  • faith

“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others”


Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson started in the sports industry and also as a news reporter.

interview tips.

  1. ask open-ended questions. (provide a challenge)
  2. set the answer free. (no unnecessary parameters)
  3. don’t interrupt. (listen)
  4. be a single shooter. (no double-barreled questions)
  5. listen to the answer. (all the time)
  6. be respectful (be professional)
  7. whats your angle?

How he impacted me.

  • He told me how to properly interview someone and the importance of listening and how you shoot your questions. He also showed me that the questions aren’ t everything that matters. While interviewing it is key to listen and to add to questions when necessary. He also showed me that your career in mind is achievable, no matter the place you are in now.

I used to think…

  • I used to think that interviews were all about the questions and how you present them and after asking the question you move onto the next.
  • I now think that the more you listen the more information you will get out.