Power for Good 2020: Dr Jade Kua

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Jade wears many hats, even when empowering others in the community. She has spent the last 15 years training and working on the frontline in critical care settings, finding fulfilment in human connection and providing kindness in high-stress situations. Outside of her day job, she runs her own life coaching practice, Jade Life and Wellness to help clients from all walks of life achieve their goals through mindfulness.

The President of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and Director of the Dispatcher-Assisted First Responder (DARE) programme even has her own YouTube channel to teach emergency medical responses. Her openness in sharing her triumphs and struggles on Instagram (@drjadekua) and her blog (drjadekua.com) has inspired her followers to start their own projects.

When the pandemic first hit, the doctor took the initiative to make food donations to migrant workers and the healthcare community. As more well-wishers reached out to her expressing their desire to contribute, she personally coordinated daily food drops to ensure zero wastage. Recently, she also collaborated with local brand Ying the Label to launch her first fashion capsule collection. A full 10 per cent of proceeds went to local theatre company Pangdemonium, which she admires because of its productions on mental health and caregiver stress.

Photography: Joel Low; Art Direction: Audrey Chan; Hair: Sean Ang; Make-up: TG Goh, using Estee Lauder & Tom Ford; Photography Assistance: Alfie Pang


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