What We Do
VOA in Brief
We have run projects in the past 10 years to develop and grow youths
Our first projects started in 2010 – with our leader volunteers inspiring others professionals through the retelling of their personal stories. These workshops allowed corporate professionals to glean from the experience of our leader volunteers and be better equipped to thrive in their career.
In 2017, we launched the Voices of Asia Mentoring Project – a mission to build community that learns and grows together. The VOA Mentoring Project was a year-long program for people who were looking to improve specific areas in their life, focused on supporting fresh graduates or those who have been in the workforce for no more than three years. This included events and workshops to provide training on soft skills like leadership, mentoring and resilience.
We have since put a pause the VOA Mentoring project, and shifted our focus to developing the WeConnect platform to match mentors and mentees. Find out more about the WeConnect platform.
In partnership with various VWOs, Firefly was launched to provide youths between 16 to 25 years old from lower income families with a fairer chance in life. With the main focus on giving them a head-start in building their career and to develop their self-esteem, Firefly is a year-long mentoring program that grants them exposure and opportunities to hone skills. Register here.
The iLEAD Project
Targeted at first-time managers or business owners below the age of 35, iLEAD provides mentorship and leadership training opportunities in partnership with our network of highly successful industry leaders. This project is a great platform not only to network with current leaders and leaders of tomorrow, but to be part of an ecosystem focused on driving huge growth.
This program focuses on sharing experience, providing inspiration and support from mentors as mentees start new jobs, discover new opportunities, and explore new paths that will shape their professional lives. Having a seasoned professional and/or leader to serve as a sounding board during times of pivotal decisions is crucial. Register to be a volunteer here and to be a participant here.
Hear from our Mentors & Mentees on how they have
benefitted from Voices of Asia’s programs
I’m only a simple vessel who can be used to support someone’s success. Mentors are key guideposts in an individual’s journey. The iLEAD Project is a great way to help individuals who are at a crossroad in their career and a great way for mentors to contribute back to society.
Head of Learning & Talent Management
The iLEAD Project Mentor
Self-reflection is my biggest takeaway from this mentoring program. While sharing my experience and advice, it also helped me through the thought process of my current blind spots. The iLEAD Project is a good platform that different managers could exchange insights, challenges, ideas and advice.
APAC Regional Lead for Microsoft Cloud
The iLEAD Project Mentor
iLead project in Voices of Asia has helped me improved decision making skill by applying the technique that I learned from the esteemed speakers/coaches that the project team has engaged as part of the program. Not only that, my mentor, Karen has shared her valuable experience and provided guidance enabling me to think holistically. I am really glad that I joined The iLead project.
Service Operations Manager
The iLEAD Project Mentee
I have gained so much from this program like learning to build confidence, be more assertive and how to give feedback appropriately. This helps me in both my work and my personal life. I would recommend the iLEAD Project as it is a good platform for young and potential leaders to learn and grow, with guidance from our mentors and learning sessions from the fantastic speakers.
The iLEAD Project Mentee
Partnership With MASg
VOA partners the Mentoring Alliance of Singapore to strengthen the mentoring ecosystem in Singapore
Voices Of Asia is part of the Mentoring Alliance Singapore (MASg), established to build a community of mentors and to uplift their capabilities. MASg comprises social organisations such as Reach Community Services, Architects of Life and Metropolitan YMCA. Apart from sharing resources, the alliance aims to assist youth agencies in establishing mentoring frameworks and standards. It also organises summits and regular meetings for partners and other involved parties to share and learn more about best mentoring practices.
Like other agencies that are part of the MASg, VOA plays an active role in achieving their vision – every youth empowered through mentoring by building communities and uplifting capabilities.
VOA contributes to MASg by enabling greater mentoring effectiveness through technology. The WeConnect platform will be used to support the work of these organisations, each with their own mentoring programs and duration. WeConnect allows mentors to better facilitate the mentoring journey.