Sherry Soon is the founder of Be Kind SG, an informal volunteer group in Singapore dedicated to providing working adults with the opportunity to give back to society.
When she was twenty, Sherry was diagnosed with vasculitis, an autoimmune disease. Unable to find information and a relatable context for her condition, she set up an online group for other individuals living with autoimmune diseases, so that there will be a safe space for them to share their stories. With her experience of volunteering for various organisations and non-profits for many years, her husband finally convinced her to start her own volunteering group. Volunteers with Be Kind SG have the chance to work with “invisible” communities, such as adults and seniors with intellectual disabilities, as well as underprivileged children and youths with special needs.
She hopes that with Be Kind SG, she can make the world a better place by encouraging everyone to live a meaningful life with kindness. If you’re interested to find out more about Be Kind SG, you can check out their Facebook page.