Our Campaign Story

ends 22 Sep 2022, 11:59 PM

Childhood should be a time of simplicity, fun, innocence, happiness and joy.

For Sue (pseudonym), it had been challenging. Sue is a primary school aged girl who was diagnosed with cancer but is now in remission. In the past, her treatments and hospital stays have made her anxious and stressed and she had a difficult time falling asleep. Through a series of art therapy sessions, Sue created a "monster" sock puppet called "Darkness" and a "Fairy Helper" sock puppet. She also created a heroine called Sue. Creating them was cathartic for her as it helped her identify and verbalise her fears and hope.

Art therapy has enabled Sue to take ownership of her story, and as an extension, her life. It helped Sue verbalise her experience, feelings and fears. It is a courageous testimony of her strength and resilience, supported by her family.

Your generous donation can provide art therapy support to children like Sue to overcome their fears and anxieties after battling critical illness.

Help us help them to move forward to a more hopeful and happier life!

*Cost of 1 cycle of clinical art therapy (1cycle = 8 sessions)

About The Charity

The Red Pencil (Singapore) is an Institution of Public Character and a registered charity founded in Singapore with a mission to bring the benefits of arts therapy (drawing, music, movement and dance) to children, adults and less privileged families who have been through overwhelming and traumatic life circumstances such life-threatening illness, violence and abuse, for which they may have no words.

We partner with hospitals, family centres, foster and elderly homes and shelters, schools and prisons, and all health-related institutions to help them incorporate arts therapy as part of their existing psycho-social programmes.

The creative process of arts therapy allows our service users to express the unspeakable, to experience release and relief, to find new resources, gain self-confidence and feel empowered to move on towards a more hopeful and happier life. At The Red Pencil (Singapore), we are dedicated to the resilience and long-term recovery of the most vulnerable from all walks of life, to allow them to grow and become healthy and happy human beings for the world of tomorrow.

Through arts therapy, The Red Pencil (Singapore) helps break the vicious cycles of helplessness and violence, reduces stress and trauma and offers a way of expression towards balance, self-empowerment and resilience. Anyone, anywhere, at any stage in their life, can benefit from arts therapy.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Arts & Heritage
Children & Youth
Community
Families