At Nanyang Business School (NBS), Singapore, we are proud of our students’ efforts in contributing to society and creating impact with what they do.
We encourage them to nurture their passion to make a difference.
Part of our Nanyang Business School Orientation Programme, Inflammaré ignites a strong passion for corporate social responsibility among our undergraduates in their freshman year.
Every year, the Inflammaré team comes up with projects and ideas to meld the dynamic energy of our freshmen into a real desire to serve a greater purpose – the community.
In 2020, they held a Storybooks & Games Donation Drive for Gracehaven, a residential home run by the Salvation Army for children and youths requiring care, protection, and rehabilitation. In just a fortnight, more than 300 books were collected, plus card games and board games, and given to the delighted children and youths at Gracehaven.
Christmas Angels is a charitable project run by Nanyang Business School’s Actuarial Science Club (ASC), with the aim of bringing joy and happiness to underprivileged children in Singapore.
In 2020, ASC partnered with Children’s Wishing Well to inspire the general public to sponsor Christmas gifts for children. Together, they sourced the gifts, which cost no more than $30, and coordinated with our students and staff to help spread the word.
Initially, the target was 60 gifts for children. However, in the end, ASAC was able to provide gifts to 78 grateful children, with some people sponsoring more than one child. It just goes to show that it is better to give than to receive.
Will you please read with me?
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From textbook to workbook
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Skills for Good: Giving back through skills-based volunteering
Skills for Good, which started in April 2020, is a youth-led ground-up initiative that aims to be the platform connecting social organisations and volunteers.Published on 27 May 2021
2020 Forbes 30 under 30 – Jia Cai Lau
NBS alumnus Jia Cai Lau (Class of 2016) was listed in the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, under the social entrepreneur category. He co-founded TreeDots, a B2B platform that redistributes surplus or imperfect food at discounted prices.Published on 13 May 2020
Fundraising Campaign for Breast Cancer Foundation
The High Heels Challenge is an event co-organised by NTU MBA Student Executive Committee and Women-in-Business Club, to kick-off the Singapore MBA Dean’s Challenge 2021 while coinciding with International Women’s Day (IWD). The event runs as an awareness campaign through a team relay race challenge, with 45 participants from NTU, NUS and SMU competing to be the fastest team in a 4 x 50m race wearing high heels. All proceeds raised through the campaign were donated to the Singapore Breast Cancer Foundation.View Photos
I survived Covid-19, now I want to help others through tough times
Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. #NBSAlumna, Li Mei (Class of 2014), not only battled the dreaded Coronavirus, but co-founded a ground-up movement called #KampungKakis with inspiration from her own life experience. #KampungKakis is a neighbourhood buddy system to support the elderly and low-income families.Read More
Kampong living… in Kazakhstan
An architect with a Master’s in business, NBS alumna Renee How (Class of 2010) is now a farmer. Driven by her desire to offer local farmers a solution to poor harvests caused by harsh weather conditions, she relocated to Kazakhstan to manage the country’s first aquaponics greenhouse.View Video
Rebekah Lin and Cheryl Chong: Forces of Change
“We’ve been volunteering and doing our projects individually and we decided to do something to challenge the myth that youths today do not care about the community,” Rebekah Lin (left) and Cheryl Chong founded The Social Co to create a movement of positive social impact by young peopleRead More
Endorsement from Participants
Spread the joy of reading
I think that the event was a meaningful one because we get to give the students from lower-income or those who are less fortunate books to read...Read More
Cheer up kids
I am sure the books and board games donated will be of great help and cheer up a lot of the kids who need them more...Read More
The company we keep
Art for Heart’s Sake
In 2019, NTU NBS Alumni Association and Very Special Arts (VSA) Singapore jointly presented Art for Heart’s Sake, an art jamming workshop led by differently-abled artists. Held in conjunction with National Giving Week 2019, it was a fun, interactive day for everyone and supported VSA’s efforts to provide differently-abled persons with employment opportunities. It also supported VSA’s Arts for Livelihood and Employment (ALIVE) programme, offering lifelong learning and career opportunities for those that are differently-abled.