Unseen: Constellations (2014 -2016)
Sarah Ismail is a singer‐songwriter with the indie folk-pop band SEYRA. As the vocalist of the band, she has been compared to the likes of Feist, Rachael Yamagata and Regina Spektor by media and music reviewers. They have been featured in publications such as TimeOut, Nylon, Juice and hailed by Singapore’s TODAY Newspaper as “definitely one name to watch for”. Their songs are currently receiving radio airplay and in 2013, their song ‘Jauh’ was nominated for the “Best Singapore Song” at the Malay music industry awards, ‘Anugerah Planet Muzik’. SEYRA have performed and toured in festivals locally and in cities across Japan and Delhi. Sarah was invited by the Esplanade for their “Late Night Series” concert in collaboration with other female musicians in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
Founder of consultancy firm, Conversation Circles, specialising in corporate leadership and mentoring
Founder of ConversationCircles in Singapore, Allen has been providing consulting capacity to diverse clients both corporate and not-for-profit organisations in Europe and Asia. In the past 14 years, he has worked with clients in areas of personal leadership, coaching and mentoring. Allen received his Post-Graduate Diploma in Training with University of Leicester, UK. He is married with three young children, and enjoys sports, photography and a good conversation.
PINK GAJAH FILM AND THEATRE COLLECTIVE
PINK Gajah Theatre is an intercultural non-profit theatre company that provides a creative thinking platform for communities to take action through workshops and performances
‘MAN MADE GOD’ was Pink Gajah Theatre’s debut performance at the 2013 Lit Up indie arts festival by Word Forward. Pink Gajah Theatre works closely with schools creating drama and movement programs and believes that “transformation can only happen through performance.” Pink gajah theatre is a brother sister team of Sharda Harrison and Sean Harrison.
Band / Orchestra Composer
Zaidi enjoys an active career as a conductor, performer, and educator. Zaidi writes an average of 4 commission pieces a year and his recent highly acclaimed World Premiered rearrangement of ‘Munnaeru Vaalibaa’, a familiar local Indian Folk tune with a fresh twist, was commissioned by the Singapore Wind Symphony. He has also conducted numerous public performances of his commissioned pieces and premiered concerts throughout Europe. Zaidi’s annual calendar includes several conducting and performing engagements each year in several European destinations: Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands, as well as at major European Conservatoires in Maastricht, Madrid, Valencia, Berlin and Paris.
After-Care Ministry staff for the Prison Fellowship Singapore
“It has always been my passion to care for the marginalized, to champion their cause in society and to be a voice for them.” – Peter Lim, After-Care Ministry Staff
Peter has been part of the Prison Fellowship Singapore, an inter-denominational fellowship of Christians that ministers to men, women and their families in Singapore’s prison system for over 8 years. He completed his Masters of Christian studies from the Biblical Graduate School of Theology in 2006. Since then, he continues to be an inspiration not only for the sighted but for the community with visual impairment as well.
DR MAJEED KHADER
Senior Consultant Psychologist and Director for Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre and concurrently Deputy Director for Police Psychological Services Division (Singapore)
A forensic psychologist by training, Dr Majeed Khader is the Director of the Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Dr Majeed is also the Chief Psychologist of the Singapore Police Force. Also a trained hostage negotiator, his operational duties include being the Deputy Commander of the Crisis Negotiation Unit. He teaches part time as an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the Nanyang Technology University.
Project Executive, Singapore Disability Sports Council
An ex-sportsman, Amal is in charge of the Kids Inclusive Sports Programme where adaptive sports is introduced to persons with disabilities. Besides that, she also does outreach programmes for students in main stream school (MOE) to educate them on disability sports. She was appointed as a secretariat for team Singapore for the 7th ASEAN Para Games in Myanmar this year. She was also a team manager for the National Youth Development Squad of Handball Federation (Singapore) 2011- 2013 where she covered several events like Woman’s World Beach Handball Championship in Oman, SEA Thailand Beach Opens In Thailand.
LOO BIN HUI
Officer in Training in OCS
Bin Hui is currently an Officer in Training in OCS. He is really glad to have been offered the opportunity to help for Unseen where he can put his army knowledge and leadership training to good use. He hopes Unseen can bring to light the courage our VIs show in chasing their dreams, in keeping faith, in never letting their not seeing keep them from being unseen.
Founder of My Special Corner, a centre specialising in special education
Frederick Chu is the founder of My Special Corner. He is trained in early childhood and work as a teacher since 1997. Initially working with the mainstream, lower income & complex families, he has since ventured out to specialise in Mediated Learning Experiences (MLE) to work with students with special needs. He also has a Graduate Diploma in Training & Development where he runs training sessions for in-service teachers.