Co-operator Newsletter Issue: June 2018

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Co-op Champion Series:
S Chandra Das - A Champion for Co-op Sustainability

Mr S Chandra Das
“The key for any co-operative is that it must be professionally run and be profitable, unless there are very special circumstances where profit has to be sacrificed for you to serve an objective.”
There is an element of risk to take when running a co-operative or any businesses. We can’t be reckless but neither should we be risk adverse.
Faces of Co-operators: Financing with a heart (Interview with TCC's Annalicia and Kharthick)

Faces of Co-operators: Financing with a heart

In our Faces of Co-operators series, we speak to young co-operators who share their passion for promoting the well-being of the communities where we live and work. Join us to meet Ms Annalicia Brazas and Mr Gangatharan Kharthick from TCC Credit Co-operative Limited (TCC)!

Subin from ISCOS: back to prison for a different reason

Touching Lives: Back to Prison for a Different Reason

“It is very difficult to get a job when you have a criminal record,” Subin, 34, said in a matter-of-fact tone.

Silver Caregivers Co-operative caregivers workshop

Silver Caregivers Co-operative that Tackles Psychosocial Issues

Since anyone can become a caregiver at any time, it is essential for all to gain knowledge and skills of caregiving for seniors so that we are prepared to take up the role or...

2018 SNCF Scholars with a Heart: Tammy, Tanya and Kar Yern

Scholars with a Heart

On 16 May, SNCF presented SNCF Co-operative Scholarship 2018 to three scholars - Tammy Lim, Tanya Ee and Ho Kar Yern at the scholarship deed signing ceremony. This happy occasion was also witnessed by their family members and SNCF staff.

Dekopin's visit to NTUC Warehouse Club

Visit to SNCF and NTUC Warehouse Club

Did you know: National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) set up its first co-operative supermarket in 1973 with the objective of selling food and other consumer products at reasonable prices, helping to check profiteering during the oil crisis.

singapore co-operatives meet united nations sustainable development goals

Singapore Co-ops Help Contribute SDGs

Co-operatives in Singapore have evolved over the past nine decades to meet new challenges of society. They continue to remain relevant, forming part of the social safety net as they...

SNCF that's a co-op contest

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 photo of a co-op and hashtag #thatsacoop on instagram. And you could walk away with SGD 100!

Runninghour: Run for Inclusion 2018 race event

Runninghour: RUN FOR INCLUSION 2018

RUN FOR INCLUSION 2018 is a national event that aims to use mainstream sports as a platform to promote integration and nurture an inclusive Singapore for the people with special needs. This is the only race in Singapore where participants run alongside other runners with special needs.


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Share Your Story!

We love hearing about how co-operatives can make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to have you sharing your story with us. Your story would help strengthen the co-operative movement and we would love to feature it in our next issue. Share your story with us here.

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


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