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!
(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 said: “I am hopeful that the CDA top-up programme will encourage more lower-income families to send their children to pre-school. We welcome the partnership with ECF and CFS, who have stepped forward to contribute to this initiative, especially during this trying period of economic uncertainty and job losses which have impacted many families."
Three Free COVID-19 E-Books developed by EtonHouse Community Fund
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.
They were all written and illustrated by EtonHouse creative an operations manager Amanda Cho, 35, who used rhyme schemes and drawings of familiar places like Housing Board playgrounds and neighbourhood supermarkets.
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.
ECF was mentioned in Minister Mr Desmond Lee Facebook Page here.
His Facebook post was dedicated to community partners who have supported the MSF Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG). In total, ECF has provided 51 laptops and 42 sets of internet devices to the Child Protective Services which comes under RPG
EtonHouse Community Fund was mentioned on Minister Mr Desmond Lee Facebook Page
17 May 2020
ECF was mentioned in Minister Mr Desmond Lee Facebook Page here.
His Facebook post talks about KidSTART partners coming together to help KidSTART families stay connected during the Circuit Breaker. ECF was mentioned as being part of the Growing Together with KidSTART partners, who have been providing resources to the KidSTART families since April, for approximately 100 KidSTART families.
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 children across our E-Bridge pre-schools, EtonHouse schools and even NTUC First Campus’ pre-schools.
These sets that were delivered to the children’s homes included materials that provide integrated learning experiences in literacy, arts, numeracy etc.. We are glad that ECF is able to give these children a meaningful learning experience to continue their learning at home.
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.
ECF 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 has partnered thewith 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.
MSF presented ECF with a token of appreciation to acknowledge and thank us for our support and contributions. ECF was also mentioned in the Straits Times articlehere and Berita's article here.
ECF hopes to contribute more to future MSF Fostering events to enable foster children to bond with foster families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
To learn more, read the press release here and article on Zao Bao.