ECF Children's Book advocating for inclusion
22 July 2021
'Tourette Syndrome and Me’ by six-year-old Zachary with Tourrette syndrome and published by ECF, is based on a heart-to-heart talk between Zachary and his principal, Ms. Josephyne Ho from EtonHouse. The interactive read-along book comes with augmented reality (AR) features and has been distributed to 800 primary schools, kindergartens, and pre-schools around Singapore and will also be available at public libraries and Molly, the Mobile Library operated by National Library Board to serve special needs students.
CDA Top-Up Programme
8 October 2020
(CFS) on a Child Development Account (CDA) top-up programme to benefit about 1,300 pre-schoolers from 57 pre-schools. ECF and CFS will contribute nearly S$1 million to top-up CDA accounts of eligible children over the next three years, and the Government will provide dollar-for-dollar matching contributions for the top-ups.
Dr Maliki Osman, Second Minister for Ministry of Education, Singapore and Chairman of UPLIFT, Ms Catherine Loh, CEO of Community Foundation of Singapore and our Founder Mrs Ng Gim Choo visited E-Bridge Pre-School Punggol Large Child Care Centre to mark the launch of the CDA Top-Up Programme.
Covid books for children
19 May 2020
EtonHouse Community Fund has developed three free E-books and was mentioned in The Straits Times here. Starting from the first book, ''A New Virus Has Arrived'', was first released in January and has since been translated into 10 languages, including Malay, Tamil and Hindi. Whereas, the next two books talk about the acts of kindness and Singapore's contact-tracing team.
All three E-books were written to explain the Novel Coronavarius 2019 (COVID-19 in a sensitive and meaningful way. In hope that these books open up opportunities for dialogue and learning, for both children and adults and build an understanding of the virus and its implications in our community.
Minister Mr Desmond Lee thanks
EtonHouse Community Fund
1 June 2020
His Facebook posts were dedicated to community partners who have supported ECDA KIiSTART as well as MSF Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) during the pandemic. In total, ECF has provided 51 laptops and 42 sets of internet devices to the Child Protective Services which comes under RPG
A certificate of appreciation from President Halimah Yacob
11 December 2020
We are honoured to receive a Certification of Appreciation from President Halimah Yacob for our efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is heartwarming to be nominated for the President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards 2020 Special Edition. Congratulations to all winners and nominees. What an inspiration to see our caring Singapore spirit shine through in these times of adversity!
Teacher Everywhere - teacher training volunteer programme
11 January 2021
We launched Teacher Everywhere, a programme to recruit and train ‘Volunteer Teachers’ for free to enable them to work with and teach pre-school children from vulnerable backgrounds. Recruitment of volunteers started in October 2020, and within 3 weeks, we received an overwhelming response from more than 200 volunteers stepping forward. They come from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and professions, from homemakers, scientists to doctors. Upon completing their training delivered by curriculum specialists from EtonHouse International Education Group, our volunteers will deliver Joyful Learning, a children's programme based on classic storybooks.
Home learning Kits developed by EtonHouse Community Fund
17 February 2020
EtonHouse Community Fund developed Home learning kits to serve a great purpose during this period. It is fundamental in bridging the learning gap between school and home. The Straits Times has shared an article on how attendance across pre-schools has been affected by the virus with self-imposed quarantines and leave of absence. As such, EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) has developed at-home kits for vulnerable children.
ECF was also featured in Channel News Asia 'Stronger-The Battle Against Covid-19' which captures the story of how we are fighting the virus with resilience and kindness. Watch the documentary here.
Partnering KKH to Care for 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.
ECF Partnered with Ministry of Social & Family Development to sponsor the Fostering Family Day Event
16 November 2019
EtonHouse Community Fund has partnered the with MSF to sponsor the Fostering Family Day Event. The Foster Family Day was first held in 2015 and attended by more than 270 people this year. The event shows appreciation to foster parents and celebrates the achievements of the children.
ECF wins the MSF Singapore Community Cares Award
1 November 2019
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.
EtonHouse Community Fund starts outreach to help youth manage their emotions
2 May 2019
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.
Read media coverage on The Straits Times
Launch of Play Library & Creative Languages Programme
2 Aug 2018
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.
Box Of Joy
21 Dec 2016
We launched an initiative - 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.
Read media coverage on The Straits Times feature.
EtonHouse 20th Anniversary: Launch of EtonHouse Community Fund
23 Oct 2015
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.