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Generation 414 feature in The Merlion Club

The editorial team would like to warmly welcome all new members who signed up with the club in the first quarter of 2016. Welcome to the Merlion Club! We hope you will enjoy reading our newsletter. SINGAPOREANS IN VICTORIA  CHRISTINE TEO  In this edition, we are pleased to introduce a young dynamic Singaporean living right here in Melbourne, Miss Christine Teo. Christine is a social worker, human rights advocate, business owner and founder of Generation 414, a social enterprise created out of Christine’s passion and work in the area of helping survivors of sex trafficking in Asia. On a mission to end modern day sex slavery, Christine set up Generation 414, a 100% organic, ethical, fair trade online store and...

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Reflections from an Asian Tour

(Originally written by Christine Teo on 26 July 2012.)  I’ve spent the last three weeks travelling around various countries around Asia. Most people would think a three week holiday around Asia would be a really fun and enjoyable one (and most people do have fun). I don’t deny that I did have many enjoyable moments throughout the entire trip but in another sense, it was one of the worst holidays I had, not taking into considerations the medical mission trips that I use to participate in. Why you might ask? And I’ll proceed to explain so…  I had just finished a semester of social work post graduate studies specialising in women and international justice and was taking a summer break....

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Blog Interview #10: Christine Teo - Social Worker

(Originally written by Mummy Wee on 15 Feb 2016)  Founder Christine Teo​ being interviewed by Singapore blogger Michelle Wee as part of the "101 Paths to Success" series of interviews to gain insight into how successful people came to do what they are doing, and enlighten parents that there is a vast array of occupations for our children to discover. Hopefully it might spark an interest in our children and youths to start their journey of discerning their life's path... {Interview #10}: Christine Teo - Social Worker Christine Teo, is a Mental Health Social Worker and Founder of Generation 414. She achieved the Golden Key Award for academic excellence, won first prize in RMIT University's Business Plan Competition 2015 and...

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Under Pressure

(Originally written by Tony Prince on 12 Jan 2016) Before you ask, yes this blog post has been inspired by David Bowie and his passing yesterday. What you wouldn’t know was that it has also been inspired by Christine Teo, I would encourage you to check out her website Generation 414. Why did these two beings merge into a blog?Well due to the passing of David Bowie, the radio and social media is awash with Bowie songs and tributes. My favourite Bowie song is Under Pressure and listening it today the last verse really hit me Cause love’s such an old-fashioned wordAnd love dares you to care forThe people on the edge of the nightAnd love dares you to change our way...

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Generation Changer: Louie Giglio

Louie is the pastor of Passion City Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a public speaker, author, and the founder of the Passion Movement.  The movement and the annual Passion Conference is a gathering of young adults between the ages of 18–25, more specifically college students. The purpose is "...uniting students in worship and prayer for spiritual awakening in this generation," In 2013 they also launched the End IT Movement at Passion Conference bringing to light the issue of Human Trafficking.  Since 1995, the Passion Movement has hosted millions of university students at events ranging from the first Passion Conference in Austin, Texas, in January 1997, with 2000 college age students. In 2008, Passion Conferences launched a global...

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