Our Campaign Story

ends 27 Oct 2017, 11:59 PM

What a child grows up to become will essentially depend on how he/she was nurtured during their early developmental stages. 'My Busy Bag' is an initiative established to provide for the young toddlers and preschoolers the secret ingredients in their upbringing; love and educational support. With various educational activities all packed in one bag, children will be exposed to simple yet effective tools to stimulate cognitive abilities, enhance fine motor skills, and enforce hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills.

Other than the physical and cognitive development of the child, 'My Busy Bag' also promotes social-emotional development between the children and their parents. The activities provided in the bag are catered to build parent-child interactions, develop cooperation, and conflict-resolution skills which are fundamental in maintaining strong and positive relationships. All in all, this project hopes to strengthen bridges between the children and their parents all in the name of fun while still having an educational essence.

Our target goal is to produce 400 Busy Bags to be distributed to 400 families. All proceeds will be used to fund the cost of the materials and production of the Busy Bags. Seeing the importance of early childhood development, we hope to receive the support from the community in helping to nurture our future generation right from their formative stages.

This is a project run by 5 young and wonderful volunteers on behalf of Yayasan MENDAKI.

About The Charity

Yayasan MENDAKI (Council for the Development of Singapore Malay/Muslim Community) is a pioneer Self-Help Group formed in 1982 dedicated to empower the community through excellence in education, in the context of a multi-racial and multi-religious Singapore. In 2002, MENDAKI streamlined its focus along four key areas of Education, Youth, Family and Employability.

MENDAKI helps to administer the Education Trust Fund, which is a community-driven fund that supports the education needs of children from disadvantaged Malay/Muslim families to ensure that every child gets the resources to succeed in school.

ETF subsidies spanned from Primary 1 to Secondary 5 students to tertiary students. To further support students in their educational pursuit, students who received ETF subsidies are offered academic support in a form of free tuition under the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS) or the Collaborative Tuition Programme (CTP). In 2017, ETF provides additional assistance to Malay Muslim students enrolled in Big Hearts Student Care Centre to defray the cost of monthly fee and programme fees. In 2019, more corporate donors, like Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundation, SM Jaleel Foundation, Global Radiance Group and Mr Siddiqui, came on board to provide bursaries and scholarships.

With your help, we hope to raise $2 million yearly for this cause.


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