About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
61-year-old Pastor Andrew Khoo is the founder and Executive Director of New Hope Community Services (NHCS). The team of thirty-five full-time staff in NHCS oversees the operations of the organization and its programmes that help the needy and ex-offenders. Their day-to-day work ranges from case management, counselling, life skills training, fundraising for collecting ration, such as bread, that is given as a form of donation.
Pastor Andrew attributes his decision to be in this line as a choice of wanting to contribute back to society. The greatest satisfaction, according to him, is in knowing that he has managed to touch and change lives, and meeting a need that would have otherwise, been ignored.
Pastor Andrew has always been active and has more than a few marathons under his belt. He hopes to show that with passion and relentless focus, that he can be a example for all young and old to follow. That it is humbling and a privilege to be part of Relay Majulah and help shine a light on all to move forward together.
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.