Co-operator Newsletter Issue: April 2018
If it does so, it will surely decline, and lose its relevance.
That is the case with the social enterprises under
NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Ltd.
So if we believe we have arrived, we will be disrupted, and soon be history.”
Touching Lives: There is a WAY out
“I could not eat nor sleep. I didn’t know the way out. Every month my take home pay went into paying the loan interest,” Mdm Tan said. Why is Mdm Tan in this dire straits?
Singapore Co-ops Help Ensure Healthy Lives
Ensuring healthy lives is another SDG and the Singapore Co-operative Movement strives to provide a variety of offerings from nursing home and mobile clinics to healthcare financing and travel services to better the lives of all.
Uber of Eldercare Services
According to the Singapore Department of Statistics, 900,000 Singaporeans will reach the age of 65 and above by 2030. Check out how NTUC Health Co-op helps combat the rising demand from ageing population.
SNCF Welcomes Thailand's Credit Co-ops!
An 18-member delegation of the Federation of Savings and Credit Co-operatives of Thailand Limited (FSCT) visited Singapore to learn more about the co-operative movement in Singapore.
Asia-Pacific Co-operative Development Conference
More than 100 delegates from over 20 countries participated in the Asia Pacific Co-operative Development Conference. SNCF CEO shared how SNCF reaches out to the youth.
A selfie at NTUC FairPrice, Singapore that has a social mission to moderate the cost of living. #thatsacoop
Join our "That's a Co-op" contest and win SGD100 worth of vouchers!
Open to local and international submissions. Take a selfie with a co-op and hashtag #thatsacoop on instagram. And you could walk away with SGD 100!
World Credit Union Conference (WCUC)
Credit Co-ops from Singapore can apply for CCF grant to attend WCUC. The first two registrants enjoy 90% subsidy and 3rd registrant, 50%.
The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) is the apex body of Singapore's Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore's co-operative movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore. Today, the Movement boasts a base of more than 1.4 million members. SNCF aims to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address the social and economic needs through the co-operative principle of self and mutual help, so as to foster a more resilient society. SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other International and regional bodies. For more information on SNCF and the Singapore Co-op movement, visit www.sncf.coop