About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at infancy, Desmond stopped schooling after he had completed his PSLE education due to his weakened muscles condition.

He joined the MDAS Bridge Pro Framework which helped him improve his life-skills, social skills, academics and gradually preparing him for vocational training. Besides helping to reinforce a sense of self-worth, the programme also helps him secure some financial independence.

Through the years, Desmond has forged new and supportive friendships with other service users. Desmond is now a much more confident young man. He has a very positive outlook on life because he has been given the opportunity to transform.

He knows that the future is not bleak despite living with a severe condition like Muscular Dystrophy and there are many things that he is still capable of doing.

Through the Empowering for Life Fund (ELF), President's Challenge is able to fund programmes like the MDAS Bridge Pro Framework, to support service users like Desmond discover a brighter future.

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.


Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

Children & Youth

President's Challenge Secretariat, Contact Person