About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
This year, the Empowering For Life Fund supports 11 organisations including Centre For Seniors in their effort to empower the less fortunate to live more independent lives by providing them with customised skills to find better employment.

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 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 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 charities we support.


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