Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
June 2019 - Forging Ahead

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The Difference Maker:
Jack Sim

“A billionaire is not one with billions in his bank account. He is one who helps billions of people.”
jack sim wto the difference maker sncf
To most, answering nature calls is a very private matter, but Jack chose to take this to the world stage. He founded the World Toilet Organisation (WTO) in 2001 with the mission to build toilets for the poor.
sharetings founded by youth to do good

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Startups like Sharetings are thinking ahead. Its business revolves around helping the community through recycling to save the Earth.

Touching Lives Story Korean Shoemaker community

Touching Lives: The story of Korean Social Economy: Shoe-making Scenery

Singapore once had shoemakers co-operatives. Could they revive like how it did in Korea?

Staff at one of Wales' leading training firms now own the business

Staff at one of Wales' leading training firms now own the business

"Succession planning is a huge part of what we do at the Wales Co-operative Centre, and it’s great to see such a successful..."

the key steps to collaboration - aupe credit co-op and ntuc learninghub

The Five Golden Steps of Collaboration

In today’s context, collaboration is key in most of the things that we do. No matter where we are and what we do, there will be areas for us to collaborate and forge ahead.

Forging Ahead As One: ACLC 2019 by sncf

Forging Ahead As One: ACLC 2019

Held in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, the Annual Co-operative Leaders' Conference saw over 110 participants coming together to learn, network and source for collaborative opportunities to grow their businesses...

SNCF Co-operative Champion Mr S Chandra Das Honoured at the FASS STARS Awards 2019

Co-operative Champion Mr S Chandra Das Honoured at the FASS STARS Awards 2019

...for contributing to the betterment of society and promotion of the arts and social science...

SNCF Second Deputy Chairman Yeo Chun Fing Conferred the Comrade of Labour (Star) (Bar) Award

SNCF Second Deputy Chairman Yeo Chun Fing Conferred the Comrade of Labour (Star) (Bar) Award

Mr Yeo played a pivotal role in improving public employees’ wages and enhancing...

winners of co-op hot shots 7 by sncf

Ready, Get Set, Shoot!

Mr Santo Thie says about the Co-op Hot Shots 7 photo competition, "This is more than just a photography contest, it's a campaign with a big purpose and it deserves more attention from everyone, photographers or not." 

run for inclusion 2019 runninghour co-operative
Exclusive to Co-operators
Sign up for Run for Inclusion 2019 by Runninghour Co-operative with exclusive $5 discount promo code: SNCF2707 for all co-operators! Hurry, till 30 June only!
ccf development grant

Staff Upgrading and Training
If you're sending your employees for upgrading and training, you can claim it as Education & Training expenses under the CCF Development Grant!

silver caregivers celebration dinner
Caregivers Celebration Dinner
Silver Caregivers Co-operative believes in “caring for caregivers” and recognising their societal contributions. With this objective, the 4th Caregivers Celebration Dinner is planned. Come join us on 27 June 2019!
india international cooperatives trade fair 2019 new delhi
India International Co-operatives
Trade Fair 2019
This unique three-day forum aims to promote cooperative-to-cooperative trade within India and abroad leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity. Packed with exciting events, the forum is a vibrant platform to network and collaborate with cooperatives from all across the world.
sncf training basic financial accounting
[TRAINING] Basic Financial Accounting
SNCF is organising the Basic Financial Accounting (BFA) classes in July 2019 for the BFA Modules 1 - 3.

Managers and professionals in Co-operatives who have limited prior exposure to accounting and finance training, or as a refresher, are invited to attend this course.
sncf 39th anniversary dinner - colouring the world as one
Celebrate with us at SNCF 39th Anniversary Dinner!
Themed “Colouring The World As One”, we would like to journey with you around the world in your fanciful colour outfit. Celebrate with us on the diversity of our co-operative community!

Date: 21 September 2019, Saturday
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Venue: Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

Share Your Story ///// Feature Your Co-op Updates!

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