Ever wonder how you can play your part in uplifting disadvantaged women in our society?
Here are five social organisations in Singapore helping women and children that you should consider supporting.
1. Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO)
The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) was established in 1980 as the national coordinating body of women’s organisations in Singapore. SCWO has more than 60 member organisations, which represent over 600,000 women, and it serves to unite them to work toward ideals of “Equal Space, Equal Voice and Equal Worth” through initiatives and services like the Star Shelter, which aims to provide a safe temporary refuge for women and their children who are victims of family violence regardless of race, language, creed or religion. Their volunteers run the New2U thrift shop, which sells pre-loved clothing, accessories, household items and etc. All goods are donated and proceeds from the store go towards the Star Shelter and various SCWO initiatives.
YWLC partners actively with the Star Shelter to run meaningful recreational and life skills workshops or connect beneficiaries with corporate sponsorships – drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can support them!
Click here for more information: https://www.scwo.org.sg/
2. Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT)
Registered as a charity under the Charities Act of Singapore, Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT) complements and supports existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources to help women reach regular and sustained employment. Their beneficiaries are women aged 20 to 60 from low-income families. Volunteers of DOT contribute their time and expertise in various ways as a befriender, childminder or raising funds.
Click here for more information: https://daughtersoftomorrow.org/
Established since 2007, WINGS is the only non-profit in Singapore singularly focused on helping women through their later years by providing education and activities focused on three pillars: 1) Health (physical and emotional), 2) Financial security, 3) Forming meaningful relationships with the community. Their work and outreach to women depend on donations which help to develop programmes and courses at subsidised rates and provide meaningful support to their community of their ladies.
Click here for more information: https://www.wings.sg/
Aidha supports migrant domestic workers and other low-income women by offering courses in financial readiness, entrepreneurship and languages like English. Volunteers can support their mission by supporting their day-to-day operations, mentoring a class, and contributing to research. Corporate partners can also support by extending sponsorships for educational programmes and more!
Click here for more information: https://www.aidha.org/
5. SHINE Children & Youth Services
SHINE is a charity that aims to help children and youth reach their maximum potential through programs that develop confidence and social/emotional life skills, and avenues to support students with learning difficulties and disabilities and at-risk youth!
YWLC partners with SHINE to support their beneficiaries – 2021’s program focus was on helping the young ladies to better understand their personalities and motivators in order for them to live life to the fullest. Email us for more information on how you can contribute!
Click here for more information: https://www.shine.org.sg/
This article is part of the Social Impact column by the Social Impact subcommittee that focuses on social causes concerning women and children. Click here to learn more about the subcommittee and its initiatives.
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Author: Maeve Woh