About Campaign

ends 11 Jun 2021, 11:59 PM
The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) Skills Training Assistance to Restart (STAR) Bursary aims to provides financial support for ex-offenders who wish to pursue a tertiary education and have been accepted by the educational institution in Singapore.

YRF aims to support ex-offenders to build a viable and brighter future for both themselves and their families through educational upgrading which will enhance their employability and self-sufficiency in the future. The bursary not only cover their school fees but also provides career coaching opportunities for successful applicants. Beneficiaries of the YRF STAR Bursary can also serve as role models for other ex-offenders and inspire them to build a better future through education.

We hope to seek your help to allow our beneficiaries to build a better and brighter future for themselves. Your kind donation will not only make a difference in the lives of the ex-offenders but will also go a long way in helping their families and will allow them to contribute back to the Singapore society as well.

About the Charity

Every year, more than 9,000 ex-offenders complete their sentences and are released from the various prisons and drug rehabilitation centres (DRCs). It is disheartening that ex-offenders have to live with the stigma of having served time behind bars when they are released from prison, one that can often be more punishing than the prison sentence itself. Many ex-offenders, once released, find themselves literally stepping into a second prison. This time it would be a prison with invisible bars, of suspicion, of mistrust and of discrimination.The best rehabilitation regime during incarceration is of no use if ex-offenders find themselves rejected at every turn when they are released into the larger community.Your generous donation to the Yellow Ribbon Fund will go a long way to help us fund rehabilitative and aftercare programmes, which are the supporting mechanisms to facilitate the reintegration of an individual back to the community and his family.


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