About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Jen is an advocate of social impact through sport and founded Race2Share in 2015, an NGO that utilizes sport for change and social inclusion where she pioneered structured sport programmes for foreign domestic workers. She represented Singapore and Philippines at the World Merit - Youth Action Plan conference in United Nations, New York in 2016. She was also selected as a panelist at the UN Social Forum 2018 on Human Rights for Sport in United Nations, Geneva Switzerland in 2018. Jen is also one of the founding Task Force members of the UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force group established in 2017, a network of young leaders that promote sport for impact.
What motivated me to take part in Relay Majulah is the unique opportunity to be able to give back to the Singapore community together with the rest of the athletes who are equally motivated to share their time and effort to raise awareness on the various social causes. I hope to inspire the community to think about sport as a powerful tool to create positive impact in the lives of other people and community.
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.