In our Faces on the Co-operators series, we speak to young co-operators who share their passion for promoting the well-being of the communities where we live and work.

Today, we feature 21-year-old Koh Liwen, who just graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma of Social Enterprise Management on 2 May 2018. She joined Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) under the Campus and Youth team in Septemeber 2017 to February 2018.

Here is an article about her internship journey, by her.

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Here is my internship journey in short:

Starting off with a fun fact, SNCF is the first ever company I have worked in my life 🙂

I would say I’m very lucky to be able to help out in YOCO Camp 2017 and learn new things such as how to use software (Illustrator & InDesign), create booklets, create EDMs and preparing many other event day collaterals etc. That interests me to know more about Marketing!

Honestly, I enjoyed that busy period each day we’re closer to the event day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment whenever I completed tasks on hand because it shows that we’re all one step closer to getting all prepared!

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YOCO Camp 2017, success!

Throughout the five months here, I have written articles on YOCO Camp, youth-related articles and scholarship articles etc. which I felt has helped improve my style of writing and flow of content.

To the person who posted a positive comment on one of the articles I wrote, thank you! It surely has given me the motivation to improve 🙂

SNCF does have visitors coming for visitation to know about co-operative in Singapore. I was lucky enough to join in my team to host a representative from Korean Federation of University Co-operatives (KFUC), which their objective was to learn about campus co-operatives in Singapore. Together, we went for a tour around many different campus co-operatives/coop clubs which I myself have learnt a lot about their interesting business model and student’s journey as a member.

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After YOCO Camp 2017 comes the planning for SCOOP Trail 2018 – An amazing race event for participants to have fun while learning about co-operatives!

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Last but not least, I am glad to be able to meet so many friendly and helpful people here!

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I’m thankful for the fulfilling 5 months and guidance received. Thank you SNCF!