About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I am working as a Deputy Director at EDB and previously, served as Commanding Officer (CO) of 2SIR, Staff Officer in Ministry of Defence and Chairman of Show Management for NDP 2018.
I was abused once. I was homeless once. I was broken once. I nursed a dying mother once. But every single time, I had the privilege of loving hearts, understanding minds, and helping hands all around me, to help me get up, to help me get through. I know that despite all the struggles, I have been extremely lucky. Not everyone has that fortune of care around them, and that inspires me to give back where I can, in our little gestures, in our little ways. This relay is an analogy of life - we may not be able to go through life's struggles by ourselves, but each one of us can run a part of it, and together we can go the distance. I hope that those who are struggling through life can get the help and care that they need. Every little bit counts.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society.
Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social
In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.