Beneficiaries of 2013
In the spirit of giving, Jurong Lake Run 2013 pledges 20% of participants’ registrations fees and all nett proceeds from the event to our adopted beneficiaries. The list of our adopted beneficiaries will be announced in April 2013.
Jurong Lake Rrun 2013 Beneficiaries
Club HEAL (Hope, Empowerment, Acceptance and Love) is a non-profit organisation formed in February 2012 (UEN: T12SS0028K) by a group of like-minded individuals who are committed and have a strong passion in helping people with psychiatric disabilities to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life that is stigma-free.
We run a psychiatric rehabilitation service that incorporate psycho-education, skills training, support group and enrichment programmes for persons recovering from psychiatric illness and their caregivers.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation refers to the education and training given to improve a person with a psychiatric disability to perform those physical, emotional, social and intellectual skills needed to live, learn, work and socialize in the community.
We also provide outreach programmes to our beneficiaries and the general public. These include monthly support group for caregivers, conducting home visits, giving public health talks and training of members and volunteers in psychiatric rehabilitation.
We have 2 rehabilitation centres, one at Bukit Batok in the west and another at Eunos in the east.
Club HEAL:: 244 Bukit Batok East Ave 5, #01-02, Singapore 650244:: Tel: 8400 6306 :: email@example.com :: Reg. T12SS0028K
Lakeside Family Centre provides quality care to individuals and families in the Jurong community through casework and counselling, preventive and developmental programmes, as well as assistance to the needy. Started in 1993, Lakeside serves children, youths-at-risk, families, the elderly, the incarcerated and ex-offenders through its three centres. It also runs two Before and After School Care Centres and a Shelter for the Homeless. With a vision of Changing Lives and Transforming Communities, it offers a helping hand regardless of race, language, or religion.
Lakeside Family Centre is approved by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), and a full member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Officially registered as a society in 1997 and as a charity in 1998, it has IPC (Institution of Public Character) status.
Beacon of Life believes everyone can change for the better. It was set up in January 2011 by Kim Whye Kee and Darren Tan Tho Eng. Both are ex-inmates who had each spent one third of their lives in jail. They believe that, like themselves, anyone, even ex-inmates and former gang members can change and become positive members of the community. The group aims to create transformational opportunities for ex-inmates, and also for youth at risk.
Self-belief can only be sustained if family and society trust that ex-inmates can and will change, and extend a hand when needed. That is what Beacon of Life aims to do for ex-inmates.
It has created a close and mutually supporting group, with the help of exceptionally committed grassroots volunteers like Patrick Chan and Former Supt Prisons Mr Masadi Masdawi.
Minister Tharman believes in them and is Patron of Beacon of Life
The Group reaches out to the community by being available to help not only ex-inmates but also their family members – in connecting to work opportunities or giving emotional support and linking to educational and training schemes and funding sources. The Group also aids families who are victims of loanshark harassment. Vandalised flats are cleaned and victims and neighbours are advised how to deal with such harassment.
Further Beacon of Life had a pilot programme to befriend the young boys at The Boys Home, and worked on a joint art project guided by Kim Whye Kee. This carefully thought through programme gave the boys the means to express their fears, regrets and innermost desires through art-making. The joint artwork was so beautiful it was displayed at the entrance of the Singapore Art Museum during the Yellow Ribbon Art Exhibition in 2012.
To reach youth at risk, the Group is now working on two long term outreach projects through Sports and Art. The commitment through sports is soccer training for youth, called appropriately BOLA (Beacon of Life Academy) run by Beacon of Life volunteers and partners SportCares of Singapore Sports Council. Football with a purpose is the aim : to work and play with boys through soccer training and being there to help in their positive picking up of life skills and the discipline that sports fosters. The other initiative centres on art – mural painting – where youths can learn from conceptualising to the executing of the artwork and realise their own potential and self-worth.
It is with deep purpose that Beacon of Life undertakes activity – to strengthen self-esteem and a deep sturdiness to steer away from gangs and the destructiveness of gangs and drugs. And to help lead members and all those they work with towards happy useful lives.
Promisedland Community Services (PCS) is set up with the sole purpose of providing social and community services. Promisedland is a non-profit organization registered under the ROS and also a member with the National Council of Social Service. There are two main departments under PCS;
- Lifeblood Centre
- Educational Foundation
Lifeblood Centre (LB)
Lifeblood Centre started with the purpose of helping patients suffering from blood illnesses like Thalassaemia and Haemophilia. Such illnesses are lifelong illnesses which the patients have to face once diagnosed. From young, these patients have to go through daily medication and frequent treatments. LB started with the hope of easing the financial burden of these patients and their immediate families. Lifeblood centre also provides assistance to cancer patients. When patients are diagnosed with cancer, they usually go through treatment processes which eventually hinder them from continuing their jobs. They will then have to pay medical bills for the treatments. Cancer is not incurable, but it is a long and slow process which requires mental and financial support to the patients and their families.
Lifeblood Centre hopes to do whatever we can to allow the patients and their families have hope in battling the illness. Many cancer patient families undergo great mental stress. We can only do so much by helping them feel that there are people in society that bears their problems with them and by helping the patients have a positive mindset in the recovery process.
Educational Foundation (EF)
EF’s main objective is to provide children and youths in low income families or dysfunctional or incomplete families a chance to enjoy the same privileges like the children from normal families. Many of such children and youths lack emotional support and also positive development. PCS has various services which aim to help these young people develop good character traits which will shape their lives.