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.
Since 2016, EtonHouse Community Fund has been working with the volunteer-run We Love Learning (WeLL) Centre to provide various programmes for children from lower-income households at Henderson. The programmes include The Literacy Project, Box of Joy, Play Library ad Enrichment classes for children between 3-6 years old. We hope that through our dedicated support, we will provide these children with a better headstart in life.
EtonHouse Community Fund partners with Tasek Jurong Limited, a non-profit organisation to give support and help to underprivileged children and youth living in the Taman Jurong area. We have provided Child Development Account (CDA) Top-Ups to 89 of their eligible preschool children. Each child received a $500 top-up which would give them better access to education and healthcare. Apart from CDA Top-ups, we have also sponsored family bonding trips to The Great Circus of Europe.
WITH ETONHOUSE COMMUNITY FUND’S CDA TOP-UP SCHEME,
89 OF OUR BENEFICIARIES RECEIVED A $500 TOP UP TO
THEIR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS, WHICH ALSO
ALLOWED FOR THEM TO BENEFIT FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S
DOLLAR-TO-DOLLAR MATCHING. WITH THESE FUNDS, OUR
BENEFICIARIES WILL GIVE THEM BETTER ACCESS TO EARLY
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS THEY ARE ABLE TO FUND THEIR
SCHOOL FEES AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES. TASEK JURONG
LIMITED IS VERY THANKFUL FOR ETONHOUSE COMMUNITY
Tasek Jurong Limited
KidSTART is a programme led by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), for children from low-income families to enable them to have a good start in life. The programme aims to support families with child development, coordinate holistic support for families where needed and monitors the developmental progress of children from birth onwards. The 3 component in the KidSTART programme includes the KidSTART Home Visitation Programme (HVP), KidSTART Groups (KSG), and the KidSTART Enhanced Support to Preschools (ESP). Since 2016, KidSTART has benefitted some 1,000 children living in Kreta Ayer, Bukit Merah, Taman Jurong, Boon Lay and Geylang Serai. ECDA will expand KidSTART to reach another 5,000 children over the next three years so that more families can benefit from the programme.
EtonHouse Community Fund has pledged up to $274,000 to KidSTART and has worked closely with the KidSTART team to curate resources for the KidSTART Groups component since the start of the pilot in 2016. ECF’s contributions have enabled KidSTART to equip 8 KidSTART Groups in the pilot regions, provide child development materials and toys for the children, and support learning journey to various places planned for the families. Other contributions include gifting ‘Boxes of Joy’ to the children during Christmas in 2017 and 2018. ECF is honoured to be a partner of
KidSTART and will continue to contribute towards the cause of the programme; giving the children a good start in life.
EtonHouse Community Fund has partnered with the Ministry of Social and Family Development implemented the Mindfulness Movement programme 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 and sponsoring the MSF Fostering Family Day Event which was featured on the Straits Times article.
In November 2019, ECF received the Community Cares Award at the Volunteer & Partner Awards 2019 held by MSF Singapore. Hosted by Minister Desmond Lee, the award recognised 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.