About Campaign

ends 27 Jan 2023, 11:59 PM
Paving the way for the future the Young Leaders Singapore aims to cultivate an emerging generation of philanthropists while providing social and networking forums, connecting the Singapore and Irish communities, and inspiring positive change through support for The Ireland Funds Singapore beneficiaries.

This year, the Young Leaders chosen beneficiary is SCWO (Singapore Council of Women's Organisations) Star Shelter, with proceeds from the Global 5k Run supporting a renovation project at the shelter.

Star Shelter is a safe temporary refuge for female and child-survivors of domestic violence, regardless of race, language, creed or religion. Victims are able to heal from the trauma of abuse and are empowered to rebuild their lives free from violence. The shelter serves about 120 women and their children annually (based on pre-COVID statistics).

The Star Shelter takes a holistic approach in helping all residents, through provision of basic needs such as safe accommodation, clothing and food; case management to solve their practical issues and challenges; emotional support and life coaching through counselling and therapeutic programmes. Financial aid is also provided to the residents as well as a variety of educational and recreational activities.

Monies donated will go towards an expansion project that allows Star Shelter to keep close to the original maximum capacity of 30 residents and to better meet the growing demand for shelter space as a result of the Covid pandemic.

About the Charity

The Ireland Funds Singapore was founded in June 2009 and is dedicated to facilitating and helping to fund projects that will further develop and deepen the Singapore Ireland relationship and deliver ongoing benefits to the people of Singapore from their long established relationship with Ireland.

By supporting worthy causes which honour the common Asian and Irish values, the scope of these projects include community development, education, arts and culture, and sport.

"The Ireland Funds Singapore illustrates the long and historical relationship that exists between Singapore and Ireland", Dr Stanley Quek, Chairman of The Ireland Funds Singapore (former Honorary Consul General of Ireland in Singapore).

The Ireland Funds Singapore is a registered charity effective July 31st 2009 and has the Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.


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