Press Centre

Media mention

联合早报:为低收入工友打造更美好的未来

吴俊祥(38岁)不久前邀请一名单亲妈妈到他家来吃饭,也一起庆祝他太太的生日。大家边吃边谈笑,聊天中他了解到这名在餐饮业工作的单亲妈妈面对的困难。

“她和女儿相依为命住在租赁组屋,她担心钱不够用,也为将要参加小六会考的女儿而操心。”吴俊祥聆听她的倾诉,过后提供一些财务管理上的意见。育有两个孩子的他,也和单亲妈妈交换了育儿、准备小六会考的一些贴士。

吴俊祥希望通过这样的交流,对低收入工友、需要帮助的人或外籍劳工,伸出友谊和援助之手。他准备通过他发起的社会企业“一起发光”(WeShine),推展这个“吃饭,发光”(Makan&Shine)的活动。这也是他加入“低收入工友行动联盟”后,和小组一起构思的重点项目之一。

Read More »
Media mention

The Straits Times: Volunteers on lower-wage workers: They deserve better

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr Jay Ng, 38, was already volunteering to help lower-income families, migrant workers and other marginalised groups in Singapore.

But when he saw his lower-wage friends losing their jobs and struggling to put food on the table during the crisis, he went a step further: He quit his job at the fintech firm he co-founded in 2018.

Why give up a six-figure job? To serve the needy by setting up a social enterprise organisation called WeShine.

Read More »
Media mention

联合早报: 群策群力行动联盟拟安排 小学生“贴身”了解清洁工辛劳

。。。AfA的特点在于由政府牵头但主要汇集业界与民间力量,社会企业WeShine首席执行官吴俊祥(38岁)指出,业界民间组织与政府在这个计划中投入的心力大概是六四开。 “分工恰如其分,如果政府参与得太多行政效率会降低,但参与度太少又显得支持度不够。民六官四的比重刚刚好。” 。。。 Jay Ng, CEO of WeShine, was invited to share with Zaobao Singapore his thoughts on being part of the Alliance for Action

Read More »
Media mention

CNA: ‘Steady progress’ in 25 Alliances for Action launched under Singapore Together movement over past year

WeShine is a member of the Alliance for Action for Lower Wage Workers, under the Singapore Together movement. We were honoured to be able to share with the government including DPM Heng Swee Keat, Minister Josephine Teo and SMS Zaqy Mohamad our progress in tackling problems identified for our fellow Singaporeans.

Jay Ng, CEO of WeShine, was invited to share with Channel News Asia his thoughts on being part of the Alliance for Action (from 1m 48s onwards)

Read More »