'Our Place in the World' Launch & Receptions
'Our Place in the World' was launched on 31 January at Far East Plaza, Level 2 Concourse, with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong as the Guest of Honour. The exhibition was open to the public from 1 to 28 February. There were also receptions held in February with Ministers Josephine Teo and Desmond Lee as Guests of Honour. Several Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament were present at the receptions to show their support for the cause. Mrs Dorothy Chan, Executive Director of Far East Organization, was also present at the launch and receptions.
Commemorating Singapore's Bicentennial Year
As Singapore commemorates the last 200 years of its history, it gives us good reason to pause, and reflect on its journey of transformation. We have so much to be grateful for in this jewel of a city-state.
Today, we are economically vibrant, we have a colourful cultural life, and a distinct national identity forged by strong bonds between all manner of communities that have been drawn to this little island.
However, just as we commemorate Singapore’s accomplishments, we also remember the vulnerable and marginalised; those who may be struggling or trailing behind because of circumstance or the lack of family or community support.
We believe we have to all move ahead, together. Helping entire communities at risk requires a collective effort, which is why we would like to work alongside government agencies and stakeholders.
Tan Chuan-Jin’s photographs, provides us a wonderful opportunity and platform to do just that. With his support, and your donations, we hope to fund programmes to reach families and individuals in need, and transform more lives for the better.
We believe, we are stronger when we work as one.
Hope Initiative Alliance
Hope Initiative Alliance is a collective of multiple charities and non-profit organisations around the world that are fully invested in effectively helping those in need, namely, the poor, deprived, and marginalised. By pooling our expertise and network, we are better placed to bring Hope to these people.
We are partnering with multiple charities, each specialising in meeting the needs of a specific segment of the community. By working alongside them, we are able to increase the scope of our reach to a level we would not have reached on our own.
One of the many ways we support these outreaches is through fundraising. Proceeds from original products that are donated will go towards helping the various communities. We also solicit support from different organisations that too share our desire to support people in need.
Donate to Our Cause
The public can still view the limited edition Exclusive Metal Prints at Far East Plaza units 01-31, 01-32 and 01-50.
Limited edition metal prints ($ 10,000 each), premium photo book box sets ($ 5,000), publications ($ 1,000 each) and postcard packs ($ 50 each) will be available for donation. All proceeds will go towards supporting the 13 partnering charities.
Donations of $5,000 will receive:
Autographed Photo Book with special print collectibles, and a personalised message from Speaker of Parliament, Tan Chuan-Jin. Limited to 100 copies.
Premium Photo Book Box set
Proceeds will support 13 partnering charities which work to transform lives of families and individuals who are in need.
Our Partnering Charities
On 14 December 2018, Speaker of Parliament, Tan Chuan-Jin signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hope Initiative Alliance, arts@work and Far East Organization regarding this collaborative fundraising event. The MOU signing was also participated by the 13 partnering charities. We hope that through this partnership and the continued support of donors, many lives will be impacted.
List of charities that are partnering under the covering of Hope Initiative Alliance in the Speaker’s photograph exhibition
(in alphabetical order):
In July 1983, a group of former addicts, driven by the love and conviction of their new found faith, set up Breakthrough Missions to share the Gospel and aid others in breaking free of their bondage to drugs.
In line with its vision, Breakthrough's mission is to reciprocate the love of God and to bring His love and salvation to fellow sinners.
Care Corner Singapore
Care Corner strives to offer new and innovative programmes to support those in need and help them foster an enjoyment of and a reverence for life.
Each year, more than 14,500 service users are served by our network of 32 centres located island-wide.
Care Corner's children, youth, special needs, adult, couple and seniors services reflect our holistic range of services to the community.
Centre for Fathering Limited
For more than 17 years, CFF has helped countless families—and fathers in particular—through our father-child experiential programmes and fathering workshops conducted in schools, prisons, religious organisations and companies.
Through these initiatives, we help remind and encourage fathers to set aside time to be with their families and to help create a culture that promotes involved fathering.
Club Rainbow (Singapore)
We support and empower children with chronic illnesses and their families by providing compassionate and relevant services in their journey towards an enriching life. Many of our services are geared towards helping the entire family in a holistic way and we aim to give all our beneficiaries a better quality of life and hope for the future.
Founded in 1998, Gladiolus Place, formerly AG Home, is a non-profit Christian healing home dedicated to helping teenage girls and their families work through challenging situations, giving hope and direction in their lives.
Gladiolus Place reaches out to troubled youths that are at risk of delinquency, wayward behaviors, abuse and neglect.
Founded in 2006 on Christian values, HealthServe seeks to meet the needs of the migrant workers in our community through the provision of medical care, counseling, case work, social assistance, and other support services. Over the years, we have developed partnerships with regulatory authorities, agencies, schools and corporate organisations to initiate public health awareness programs and research projects.
Founded in March 1949, the Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore (IRO) was established with the purpose of preserving, protecting and promoting multi-religious harmony in Singapore. Involving representatives from 10 religions in Singapore, the IRO aims to create a supportive and inclusive environment, where everyone is welcome regardless of race, language or religion.
Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore
Life Centre Community Services
We are a charity organisation with a wide range of initiatives. We feed the needy in Sembawang and Yishun on a daily basis through a soup kitchen, help displaced families find accommodation, and provide counselling to families and youth, as well as inmates in a local halfway house. We also reach out to youth dropouts who have joined gangs to help them leave that life behind and re-enter school.
Mediacorp Enable Fund
The Mediacorp Enable Fund (MEF) aims to help build a society where people with disabilities are recognised for their abilities and lead full and socially integrated lives. As MEF’s official media partner, Mediacorp is committed to using its platforms to help build a society where citizens of all abilities have a place and a role to play.
The MEF serves a broad segment, covering persons with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, physical impairment, hearing impairment and visual impairment.
Shine Children and Youth Services
SHINE reaches out to children, youths and their families through school-based, centre-based and community-based social work, as well as sound Educational Psychology programmes. These programmes are informed by research, theories and practice wisdom, all whilst staying true to our Core Values.
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund was started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times to provide pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The Fund supports more than 10,000 children and youths a year, working with the Ministry of Education, mainstream and special needs schools, and other institutes in disbursing the funds to the students.
The Bible Society of Singapore
The Bible Society of Singapore is a missions agency that is involved in a wide spectrum of ministries, globally and locally. Besides the Bible Mission, the Bible Society also works with sister Bible Societies in humanitarian relief efforts, empowering poor, marginalised and oppressed women, children and youths, as well as inmate and migrant workers outreach.
The Turning Point
We aspire to rehabilitate the lives of female substance abusers, prisoners and ex-offenders committed to our residential programme by providing them with the necessary help and resources to steer them to live addiction/crime free lives and become responsible contributing members of society with the support of their families and the community.