Dr. Swee Cheng, Yap
“It is important to practice good personal hygiene starting with the right of using clean and safe toilet. The humble toilet minimizes harmful diseases and keep us safe. Yet to some, it is a privilege. It is still a work in progress towards the use of clean and safe toilet.”
Dr. Swee Cheng Yap served in a Government Statutory Board as a Researcher, Project Leader, Safety Head, and Mentor for two decades since 1991. She has been an active volunteer with the seniors from young. She further pursued a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment to be a qualified bilingual trainer and counsellor for the seniors.
She completed a Ph.D. (Sept 1987 – Oct 1991) from the Loughborough University of Technology, UK (Sept 1987 – Oct 1991).
She has completed a bilingual book “The Stories of our Pioneers – An Extraordinary Ordinary Story” in 2015 to celebrate the everyday pioneers in Singapore. It has been selected as one of the “15 things about SG50 we will remember” by Straits Times in December 2015.
In the past, she has volunteered and worked in various capacities in the non-profit sector and has contributed actively through strategic planning and training. She is now working as a freelance service provider on projects related to seniors, mentor the needy individuals in the areas of aging-in-place, aging successfully with proper planning through the holistic services and solutions provided for them.