Our Campaign Story

ends 15 Sep 2022, 11:59 PM

The GBG Challenge is a fundraising effort that has been a part of [email protected] for over 16 years. The objective is simple - participants come together to take on a physically demanding challenge in order to raise money for their country's selected charity for the financial year. This year, the APAC team will be given one week to collectively cover a distance of 6,000km, using any form of non-motorized transportation to clock the distance.

In GBG Singapore, we are hoping to raise $2,000 for the Daughters of Tomorrow. The Daughters of Tomorrow aims to support the more than 25,000 women from low-income families in Singapore who are struggling to find and sustain a living, by helping them to find gainful employment and hopefully, a better future.

About Campaign

The lack of childminding support is one of the biggest factors preventing a woman from being gainfully employed. Even though there are childcare institutions in Singapore, most operate during standard office hours, and impose fines when parents are late in picking their children up. This results in women with caregiving responsibilities being unable to sustain jobs in industries that do not adhere to these standard hours. Even if they do work the standard office hours, childcare emergencies such as a child suddenly falling sick and being unable to go to school, might require a woman to have to make the difficult choice between career and family.

With that in mind, a few of our community leaders launched the Community Childminding Network, catering for after-childcare hours and contingency support to help low-income women access and hold jobs in the retail, hospitality, F&B and sectors with rotating shifts. These service sectors often face a shortage of manpower, and the main contributing factor is that these jobs are based on shift work and usually require them to work on weekends.

But this problem is not immediately solved by gaining employment. Since salary payments usually come at the end of the month, women would still require support in their first few months on the job.

About The Charity

Empowering Women, Enabling Families.

Daughters Of Tomorrow is a registered charity organization with IPC status in Singapore whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in achieving financial independence and social mobility for their families.

Social Service
Women & Girls