Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr Jay Ng, 38, was already volunteering to help lower-income families, migrant workers and other marginalised groups in Singapore. But when he saw his lower-wage friends losing their jobs and struggling to put food on the table during the crisis, he went a step further: He quit his job at the fintech firm he co-founded in 2018. Why give up a six-figure job? To serve the needy by setting up a social enterprise organisation called WeShine.
Jay Ng was invited to share with Zaobao Singapore his thoughts on being part of the Alliance for Action.
Makan&Shine was nurtured by the Alliance for Action for Lower Wage workers, under the Singapore Together movement. We were honoured to be able to share with the government including DPM Heng Swee Keat, Minister Josephine Teo and SMS Zaqy Mohamad our progress in tackling problems identified for our fellow Singaporeans.