How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$20 would help subsidise the material cost to run skills based workshops to help low income individuals to find better jobs
$50 helps cover the cost of programmes to enhance the IT competencies of the elderly to increase their employability and to stay adaptable
$100 would cover the cost of trainers to enhance the skills of people with special needs so that they can find better employment.
$200 would help cover the cost of a conducive work space for people with autism to work in and to prepare them for open employment.
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Through the Fund, Centre for Seniors aims to create job opportunities by pairing older workers with youth adults with special needs. Magdelene, 66 years, is a Senior Programme Coordinator who has been paired with Chee Yong, 21 years, who specialises in IT and works at Centre For Seniors. As Chee Yong has difficulties multi-tasking, Magdelene helps him every morning by going through the tasks scheduled for the day. Helping him to prioritise his work and plan his time has helped him feel less overwhelmed about working in the office.
Magdelene shared, "It is certainly a good learning experience for me. Overtime, I am able to understand and communicate with him better. Patience and empathy are the key factors."
Your donation to the Empowering For Life Fund will create sustainable jobs for more seniors, people with special needs and others who need a lending hand to excel forward. Make a difference to their lives by donating today. Your donation to the Fund will be matched dollar to dollar up to $10 million.
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.