Volunteering at Conjunct is a great way for students and professionals alike to give back. We’ve worked with over 1000 volunteers in the last five years, from student communities as well professional organisations – showing that volunteering doesn’t just have an impact on your own life but also improves others’ too!
Hansen Lee Teck Hui – Featured Volunteer of the month – March’17
Hansen, our volunteer from the Corporates and Institutions (C&I) team, joined us last year in 2016. He started as a Facilitator and is already up for a leadership position as the Deputy Vice-President, Programmes (C&I). Known to be an extremely busy man, Hansen always has his fingers in many pies. His business mind and entrepreneurial spirit have been a huge value add to the Conjunct volunteer team, and he has excelled at every opportunity presented to him. An entrepreneur, a runner and a very social person with his heart in the right place, we already see Hansen as a star social sector leader shortly!
A short interview with him is captured here. Read on to know more about Hansen!
Outside of volunteering with Conjunct, what is the work you do?
I’m currently a senior in Singapore Management University studying in Information System. I have been running a start-up called TechSociety Group where we impart next-generation tech survival, new-age computing, and tech entrepreneurial skills to students 10-18 – with the simple goal of making technology and entrepreneurship fun, engaging, and accessible! After conducting several workshops with people with disability from SGenable, I realised that there is a gap I can fill. Thus, I’m venturing into a social enterprise called AbleSociety, where we use a proprietary based algorithm developed to help visually impaired to identify currencies and manage their finances.
Tell us a little bit about your journey with Conjunct:
I have heard many positive stories from friends who are in SMU Conjunct and decided to take up the opportunity as Scalathon facilitator with The Hub. Not only have I picked up facilitation and problem skills from the trainers and peers, but I have also built many friendships from all walks of life during my short stay at Conjunct. I still remember during my first scalathon with IBM and Graceheaven. We had several dry runs, skype calls and had to be at the venue at 7 am to prep (earlier than my morning class in SMU!). However, I felt that all the effort was worthwhile when you saw the impact you have made at the end of the scalathon. Currently, I’m working with the VP, C&I to create a 3T (Train the Trainer) programme where we equipped students to be trainers in social sector knowledge and facilitation skills.
What is the one thing you LOVE about Conjunct:
People. Like-minded people who are passionate and dedicated to contributing to the social sector in their own way. Also, everyone is open-minded and strive to do their best to benefit our corporate and non-profit partners.
A little bit about yourself:
My passion lies in the field of technology, investment and building a sustainable business. Been in the start-up scene for the past 3 years while studying in SMU and always like to try out new strategies while running my startups. I love to run, and whenever I’m free, I run alongside people with disability from RunningHours. #runsootherscan
Message to other fellow volunteers:
I understand that sometimes it’s hard to juggle between studies, work and volunteering. But let’s achieve our PhD this year! What I meant by PhD is not the academic paper but make PROGRESS, make HISTORY, and make a DIFFERENCE!
We thank you, Hansen, for your great work and support! We are sure we will continue to work with you for a long time to come. If you would like to connect with Hansen Lee, his LinkedIn profile is https://www.linkedin.com/in/hansenleeteckhui/.
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