About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2018, 11:59 PM
Jeremy Har, aged 22, was diagnosed with autism when he was 6 years old. After entering Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)'s Employability & Employability Centre (E2C), Jeremy was enrolled in the Sewing & Embroidery class where he learnt the skill of craft making which helped him earn an income for the products he made. In time, E2C hopes that Jeremy will eventually progress to open employment.

The Empowering For Life Fund supports individuals like Jeremy across 13 organisations who support vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity building and employment. The fund focuses on supporting customised, dedicated services to the most vulnerable groups and facilitate their integration into society and handhold them on their journeys to improve their circumstances.

As the saying goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". By nurturing every individual to be empowered with the relevant skills set for the work environment elevates them a step nearer to their dream.

Empower someone's life for the better by donating to President's Challenge's Empowering For Life Fund. All donations to the Empowering For Life Fund have a dollar-to-dollar matching by the government, capped at $10 million. For more details visit www.pc.org.sg/EmpoweringForLifeFund

About the Charity

The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for beneficiaries 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 entrepreneurship. 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 beneficiaries we support.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Elderly
Families
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