Stories from the Heart

In celebration of NCSS 30th Anniversary, a series of 30 human-interest stories titled “Stories from the Heart” will be curated in partnership with social service agencies (SSAs), corporate partners, volunteers and NCSS staff, to bring greater awareness of the social service sector and SSAs’ work, the evolving roles of NCSS through the years and the difference made in the lives of the community in need.


Stories from the Heart - Zizie Zuzantie

Zizie Mohamed Said, shares about what inspires her since she was young and how her inspiration led to her realisation of the importance of courage.

Stories from the Heart - Ms Wee Wah Meng

Wee Wah Meng shares how she’s moved on from breaking rice bowls to rebuilding lives

Stories from the Heart - Wilson Peh

Wilson Peh, shared his story of his younger days where the lack of family support led him to making wrong choices in life and harmful habits.

Stories from the Heart - Ms Maisarah Dasukie

A Human Resource Manager from AMP Singapore shared how the organisation tapped on NCSS’ People Practice Consultancy (PPC) programme

Stories from the Heart - Ms June Eng

She brought her corporate sector experience to the Boys’ Town family in 2015, then spent three years building better ways to support the development of its staff.

Stories from the Heart - Tan Jui Wei

Ms Tan Jui Wei, a Rehabilitation Counsellor of Integrated Employment Services from Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS), believes in empowering persons with mental health conditions

Stories from the Heart - 4ST Progress

Progress of the Social Service Strategic Thrusts (4ST) (2017-2021)

Stories from the Heart - Ms Tina Hung

Tina Hung, a Senior Consultant at NCSS, shares her passion about uplifting the vulnerable.

Stories from the Heart - Summit Video

Watch the stories of our sector professionals as they share their journey in social service and their hope of empowering individuals and families for a more inclusive community.

Stories from the Heart: Youth Alliance

Officially launched in 2019, the Youth Alliance focused on increasing mental health knowledge, reducing stigma, and promoting help-seeking behaviour among those aged 16 to 35.

Stories from the Heart: Mdm Manomani

The one defining moment in Mdm Manomani’s life was when she became mother to her first child in 1991, Thimajit: he was born with cerebral palsy.

Stories from the Heart: Hazlina

“We wanted to encourage more women to seize the opportunity to live their entrepreneurial dreams."

Stories from the Heart: Sister Bernadette

Sr Bernadette served as the go-between for volunteers and NCSS’ Service Planning and Funding teams, which work with social service agencies to optimise programmes for users.

Stories from the heart - Employee video

As employee of NCSS, we work towards our mission to ensure every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity to their fullest potential within society.

Stories from the Heart : Ron

'I believed what I had was normal': How an Instagram post helped this 25-year-old discover he had OCD.

Stories from the Heart : Lino

'I was not okay, but I had to pretend to be okay': One man on how he moved on from self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Stories from the Heart : Mr Phillip Tan

Mr Phillip Tan has made significant contributions to NCSS and the social service sector.

Stories from the Heart : Nadia Daeng

Growing up as the primary caregiver to her 44-year-old sister with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and her 75-year-old mum, who suffered a stroke in 2019.

If you are a service user or from a social service agency and know of anyone who has benefitted from NCSS/NCSS-funded services and programmes, please share your stories with us at