NCA Connects

Every Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, NCA Connects invites you to the NCA-give-back-Thursday lunch at the Dutch Club. During this drop-in session all NCA friends, volunteers, project managers/ owner, board and committee members are welcome to exchange ideas, get inspired, energized, volunteer or find volunteers.


A huge shout out to Gini, who made it to 2nd place in the finals of You Won’t Believe It’s Trash (#YWBIT), a Fashion Design Contest by reimagining waste and to turn Trash to Couture.

Gini Ika Jayanti, is a domestic helper and a self-taught eco fashion designer & environmental climate activist. Gini has an amazing talent and creativity for designing eco-friendly dresses made from i.e. plastic bags, paper and coffee capsules, items that are usually disposed of after use.

The winning dress is made of 1500 coloured coffee capsules. With her dress Gini aims to contribute to Singapore’s objective to become the greenest city in the world and to Singapore’s Zero Waste ambitions and is committed to the empowerment of (underprivileged) people in Singapore; people who want to break the cycle of poverty by getting an education and learning new skills.

We are proud to announce that in the fall of 2023 Gini, in collaboration with the NCA, will auction her dresses for charity during the NCA Fashion show. Please stay tuned for more information about this fantastic event.