Co-operator Newsletter Issue: September 2018

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Co-op Champion Series:
Mr Seah Kian Peng - The Priceless Experience of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative

Mr Seah Kian Peng
“We do well so that we can do more good. That has always been FairPrice's philosophy, a value system that we inculcate and it is a part of our DNA. The better we do, the more good we can do.”
The FairPrice experience goes beyond buying groceries. It has become a regular family outing for many – from seniors having their regular outings to young couples take their wedding shots...
Faces of Co-operators: Taking the leap with SSBEC

Faces of Co-operators: Taking the Leap with SSBEC

Meet Zainarah & Deborah from Singapore Statutory Board Employees’ Co-operative Thrift & Loan Society, who took the leap to join a credit co-operative and continue to contribute passionately.

Silver Caregivers Co-operative member, Naina and family

Touching Lives: Compassion of a Caregiver

"As a daughter, I just want to see my dad healthy again."

Photo of people clearing up polluted shore

What Will It Take to Give Up Plastic?

By 2050, it is estimated that there could be more plastics than fishes in our oceans. Check out what co-ops - local and international - are doing to make the difference!

SNCF scholars with Penang's St Georges Girls School co-op students

Why Did We Go to Penang for International School Co-operative Seminar?

Did you know that there are nearly 14,000 cooperatives in Malaysia? The success mantra of the cooperatives in Malaysia lies in...

Visit by senior officials from the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (ADDCD), United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Exchanging Views with ADDCD

Established in February 2018, ADDCD is responsible for the development of social, cultural and religious cohesion among all segments of Abu Dhabi society...

Coming Togehter As One Through Art pop-up art installation

Come join us at the Coming Together As One Through Art, a pop-up art event that narrates a social issue through artistic installation. Visitors can also find ‘instagrammable’ moments from the mirror room to the exterior façade.

SNCF Service Sector Night 2018 event

RSVP for Service Sector Night 2018! On 24 October 2018, Saturday

The Service Sector Night, an initiative by service sector and SNCF, seeks to keep all affiliates abreast of the latest news regarding the co-operative scene like CCF grant updates, initiatives and upcoming events. It also provides affiliates an opportunity to connect and know about new initiatives from other co-ops.

Jurong Point Mid Autumn Festival celebration

Be Over the Moon this Mid-Autumn at Jurong Point

It’s Mid-Autumn season in Singapore once again and with it comes the festivities and fanfare that we all love. If you’ve been looking for a way to celebrate Chinese history and culture, we say take the family to Jurong Point this September for their Mid-Autumn festivities! There will be a mass lantern walk, cultural performances and a Mid-Autumn fair to enjoy!

ACLC venue in 2019: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

ACLC 2019 Venue

We heard you! The venue for ACLC 2019 is confirmed at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Keep a look out for more details from us!

Job Openings at International Co-operative Alliance

Job Openings at International Co-operative Alliance

SNCF 38th Anniversary Dinner

Are you ready for the SNCF 38th Anniversary Dinner? See you there in your retro or futuristic outfit! 

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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