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National Day Rally Speech 2011

2018-03-30T21:47:13+00:00

On 10 August 2010, our article Telling the Singapore Story was published in the Today papers. What a honour to be cited by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day (ND) Rally Speech when he launched the Singapore Memory Project. It is not often you get such affirmation. Many stories… One Singapore was the theme of 2013’s National Day. That’s like a pat on the back to inspire us all the more to continue what we do …empower ordinary people and to effect positive change in society through the telling of personal stories.

喚醒沉睡中的宣教巨人 (Awakening the Sleeping Giants)

2015-12-22T12:41:54+00:00

Working on this project included making a visit to the Pepper Farm in Cambodia. This project was shot entirely on a Smartphone. I worked with both Cambodian and Chinese translators. The narration was done by a professional voice artist. The power to create meaningful stories is in our hands. It's easy if someone shows you how. You can watch the English version <here> ABOUT THE STORY Someone once said, Christian Business People and Professionals are the sleeping giants of the Church. They are also an untapped resource of business expertise that can turn a missions project into a long-term, self-sustaining, self-supporting, locally led ministry. One such project is the Pepper Farm among the Kuy People in Cambodia. The farm is helping to break the poverty cycle, given education to the next generation, and support the church-planting ministry... 有人曾說過,基督徒商人和專業人士就像是教會里沉睡的巨人。這些具備經商專長的生意人可以幫助宣教項目轉換成長期的、自立自養、基於本地的事工。 其盈利將撥回用來幫助庫依族人民脫離貧困,給他們的下一代提供受教育的機會。 除此之外,還可以用來支持教會的植堂工作。 其中一個項目就是在柬埔寨的庫依族中建立了一片胡椒園。。。

Awakening the Sleeping Giants

2015-12-22T12:42:36+00:00

Working on this project included making a visit to the Pepper Farm in Cambodia. This project was shot entirely on a Smartphone. I worked with both Cambodian and Chinese translators. The narration was done by a professional voice artist. The power to create meaningful stories is in our hands. It's easy if someone shows you how. You can watch the Chinese versions <here>. ABOUT THE STORY Someone once said, Christian Business People and Professionals are the sleeping giants of the Church. They are also an untapped resource of business expertise that can turn a missions project into a long-term, self-sustaining, self-supporting, locally led ministry. One such project is the Pepper Farm among the Kuy People in Cambodia. The farm is helping to break the poverty cycle, given education to the next generation, and support the church-planting ministry... 有人曾說過,基督徒商人和專業人士就像是教會里沉睡的巨人。這些具備經商專長的生意人可以幫助宣教項目轉換成長期的、自立自養、基於本地的事工。 其盈利將撥回用來幫助庫依族人民脫離貧困,給他們的下一代提供受教育的機會。 除此之外,還可以用來支持教會的植堂工作。 其中一個項目就是在柬埔寨的庫依族中建立了一片胡椒園。。。

APSN Tanglin SG50 Digital Story Montage

2018-03-30T21:47:09+00:00

A well crafted story has the power to evoke emotions and empathy. Individual stories, however, do not always explain the wider context of the story. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. The 50 one-minute stories created in celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday give voice to the Persons with Special Needs community. These stories come from special needs children, their families, caregivers, alumni, caregivers, teachers and volunteers.  How is your community or organisation telling your stories? Could Collective Stories better present the needs and challenges that your organisation is addressing? Digital Storytelling offers quick and cost-effective way of creating many stories for your social media platforms. Here are four stories to whet your appetite on how collective stories can break the stereo types we sometimes embrace about certain people groups. Making Other Smile by Kweh Jia Xuan (a person with special accomplishments) I Still Choose Her by Mrs Helen Tan (a mother's story) Anything is Possible by Ang Yi Xian (an overcomer's story) Plan B by Hay Qing Hui (an alumni's success story) Tyros is proud to support the Persons with Special Needs community by training APSN educators in storytelling and through the creation of these 50 stories. The individual stories can be watched at TyrosSG@Facebook.

Promise – The Bukit Ho Swee Story

2015-12-19T10:42:18+00:00

As told by James Seah, survivor of the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire Wikipedia describes it as "comparable to the London Fire" (though smaller in size)... 16,000 people lost their homes... A nation is built on PROMISES. kept. The story is a tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore and all those who sacrificed to make Singapore what she is today. Commissioned by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee First screened at the Havelock View Community Party cum Tree Planting Day on 4 November 2012. Guest of Honour: Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Created by Angeline Koh

Endorsement – Pam Sykes

2015-10-20T08:16:45+00:00

What others say about us Pam Sykes Digital Storytelling Facilitator / Journalist South Africa Transcript I'm Pam Sykes. I'm a digital storyteller from South Africa. It's been such a privilege to meet Angeline Koh at the Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference. I have been so impressed by the work she is doing in Singapore and very inspired. Angeline is really doing some ground breaking global work in digital storytelling and I look forward to maybe working with her some day.

Endorsement – Fran Stoddard

2015-10-21T12:12:59+00:00

What others say about us Fran Stoddard Multimedia Producer / Host Burlington, Vermont, USA Transcript My name is Fran Stoddard. I'm a Multimedia Producer / Host at Burlington, Vermont, in the USA. I was so impressed by Angeline's story. Not only is she a fabulous storyteller... Her helping people recognise how important story is, how that can be important to understanding one's own heritage, own country and where a country is going is what story is all about. And she's clearly a leader in this. We're so excited to have her here in the States. She gave a fabulous presentation. Thank you for sending her here and hopefully for sending her to other places to inspire others.

Endorsement – Bridget Iverson

2015-10-21T12:13:59+00:00

What others say about us Bridget Iverson Youth / Slam Coordinator Young Writers Project Burlington, Vermont, USA Transcript Hi. I'm Bridget Iverson, Youth and Slam Coordinator at Young Writers Project. I attended the International Digital Stories Conference and that's where I met Angeline Koh. I attended her panel presentation on her work in Singapore and through the course of the weekend we had a number of conversations. I was very impressed with her strong beliefs in the power of digital stories. I was impressed with her dedication and her persistence, her friendliness and the high quality of the stories that she produces. Angeline has a strong understanding of how digital stories can be used to make an impact and that made her stand out from the rest of the rest of the attendees at the conference. I work with youth to help inspire and teach them to make stories about their own experiences. Angeline's work made me realise the unique thing about digital stories aside from their flexibility is their scalability. A digital story can be seen by thousands of people and have an impact on all of them, an impact on the future. And that's what I want to accomplish at Young Writers Project. I want to help youth use their stories to change their world. Angeline is an inspiration and she's a force to be reckoned with. Her talent is getting stories out into the world where they can do something. And she's excellent at it.

Endorsement – Donald McGilChrist

2017-12-26T10:30:29+00:00

International Consultant/Historian International Vice President, The Navigators (1976–2005) The Navigators, USA Transcript I had the opportunity last week to renew my friendship with Angeline Koh whom I've known for many years and admire her work. And the occasion was a digital storytelling workshop here at Glen Eyrie. Digital storytelling sounds a little even menacing but it's very simple. It's the telling of stories in a way that is appropriate for the digital age. And I learned that I didn't know about how valuable this technique is. And it makes sense to me because the Scriptures are full of stories. And God communicates with human beings by the telling of stories. And we want to pass on stories of creation, redemption, the work of the Kingdom of God and so what Angeline is doing, what she's training other to do I think is an excellent addition to the range of resources that we have in getting the gospel out and illustrating and telling of the work of the Navigators. So I'm an enthusiast and I think she has a tiger by the tail.

Participant’s Experience – Melanie Duke

2018-03-30T21:47:10+00:00

Business Owner Colorado Springs Colorado, USA Transcript My name is Melanie Duke and I'm a business owner here in Colorado Spring, Colorado. I just finished the digital storytelling workshop. I was doing it from a business perspective. Thinking in terms of how digital storytelling can help me communicate my passion for the business that I'm in and the goals that I have. I feel that it was a real valuable tool in communicating both to stakeholders, investors, customers what a business is all about and what you're trying to accomplish. It helps to create community. It helps to communicate beyond just the facts and figures. And most of the stories, the videos that are done are personal and people really like to know what's the real story behind this. I think in today's age, there's a desire for people to know that business owners are real people. I think it's valuable. I felt it was helpful and just working through my own story and what it is I want other people to know about me as a business owner.