Singapore International Foundation News
The Singapore International Foundation presented Quest Ventures’ Russ Neu with the Citizen Ambassador Award. The Citizen Ambassador Award is for programme partners and alumni who have given their time, talent or other notable contributions to support the work of the SIF.
In the citation, SIF said, “For more than a decade, Russ Neu has been giving his time and talents to the SIF through multiple programmes. He has served as an in-field volunteer in Vientiane, Laos and in Pariaman, Indonesia, respectively teaching English to senior officers of the Lao Foreign Service and sharing skills on student-centred learning with local educators. More recently, he spoke at SIF’s inaugural Young Social Entrepreneurs Overseas Workshop in Shanghai, sharing his insights and experiences as a venture capitalist to programme participants hoping to start or scale up their social businesses. With the support of the SIF, he published a book “A Whole Neu World” detailing his experiences in Laos that has inspired many other volunteers.”