EtonHouse Community Fund partners with KKH Health Fund to Support Children with Diabetes
EtonHouse Community Fund has partnered with the KKH Health Fund (KKHHF) to improve the care of less privileged children with diabetes through the use of technology such as a Glucose Monitoring System (GMS) and educational and outreach initiatives such as diabetes camps for patients and their caregivers.
With a sponsorship sum of more than S$200,000 over the span of 2 years, we will be able to support about 60 children with diabetes from less privileged families with the use of GMS which will empower these children and adults to follow established care plans for the child.
EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) received the Community Cares Award at the Volunteer & Partner Awards 2019 held by MSF Singapore. ECF has developed and implemented mindfulness programmes for youth in Singapore reaching out to 135 beneficiaries across 9 homes. These along with the internship programmes help vulnerable youth in Singapore to access a better and brighter future. Hosted by Minister Desmond Lee, the award recognized partners and volunteers behind countless inspiring stories of hope and restoration as well as the good work of individuals, community and corporate partners through the Community Cares Awards.
Minister Desmond Lee mentioned that building a caring and inclusive society is a continuous journey. While each serves in different capacities, what binds us together is a heart of service and a shared purpose of wanting to make a positive difference to our community.
The vision of the ECF is to reach out to underprivileged children and youth in Singapore and make a difference in their lives through education.
EtonHouse Community Fund starts outreach to help youth manage their emotions
Adolescent mental health benefits: ‘EtonHouse starts outreach to help youth manage their emotions.’ Organized by the Etonhouse Community Fund, this mindfulness program helps students realign their thoughts and improve their emotional well-being through movement. The sessions held at the Girls’ Home was inspired by our executive director Ng Yi-Xian and we aim to reach out to other children’s homes in Singapore.
Launch of Play Library & Creative Languages Programme
EtonHouse Community Fund today launched a play library and creative languages programme for underprivileged children. This play library at Circuit Road offers a wide range of educational toys for children from 18 months to 6 years of age. There will also be a creative language enrichment programme to develop the children’s English language, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking through play-based experiences. We were honored to have Ms. Tin Pei Ling 陈佩玲, MP for MacPherson SMC, grace the play library’s official launch. We hope to reach out to more children in need and benefit them in meaningful ways.
In the month of December, we embarked on a project titled EtonHouse Box of Joy to usher in the festive season of Christmas. Working towards making a meaningful contribution to children from underprivileged backgrounds, to create ‘boxes of joy’ for them. We encouraged parents to pack useful items, necessities and educational toys in these boxes for children of all ages from newborn babies to 13-year-olds. The response was overwhelming, and we are thankful for the warm support from our parents, students, and staff, who have supported this charity initiative generously, contributing hundreds of gifts. The Boxes of Joy were given to children at Singapore Children’s Society as well as children from Henderson-Dawson Citizens’ Consultative Committee’s We Love Learning programme.
150 beneficiaries of the Henderson-Dawson Citizens’ Consultative Committees’ We Love Learning programme received the Christmas gifts delightedly. The annual community party was also attended by Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Joan Pereira, who conducted a storytelling session for the children.
EtonHouse 20th Anniversary: Launch of EtonHouse Community Fund
EtonHouse International Education Group is celebrated its 20th anniversary with a series of initiatives and activities throughout 2015. To commemorate its 20th anniversary, the Group has launched the EtonHouse Community Fund at a charity dinner on the 22nd of October 2015. EtonHouse Community Fund is a Registered Charity committed to advancing the cause of education amongst children from underprivileged backgrounds in Singapore.
To learn more, read the press release here and article on Zao Bao.