Corporate Partners Empower Low Income Residents through Sustainable Skills Sharing

01 Nov 2018


A group of young beneficiaries test driving their robotics model

“I didn’t know robotics and coding can be so interesting. I'm happy to be part of this programme. I hope to learn more about robotics so that I can create something useful in future!” - Md Zulkhairie Mustaqim, 12 years old, resident from MacPherson Zone A RC.

“Learning about smartphone application keeps my mind active. I get to learn new skills with my friends too.” - Madam Rosaline, 80 years old, resident from Queenstown Lengkok Bahru Zone RC.

Md Zulkhairie and Madam Rosaline are two of the beneficiaries of Project We Care (PWC) ENRICH Lab @ RC, a sustainable-skill empowerment programme for the vulnerable community. The project introduces enrichment workshops which teach residents industry-specific skills such as information technology, simple household fix-it methods and make-up techniques. 

From May 2018, 58 Residents’ Committee Centres across the island have been offering complimentary bi-monthly skills sharing sessions for low-income residents to acquire useful day-to-day or employable skill-sets. Not only does it enables participants to learn something new, it also keeps their minds active and helps them feel more confident. The programme aims to benefit around 7,000 residents by 2019, not limited to single mothers, youth-at-risk, socially isolated seniors, underprivileged children and more.

Teens from Yio Chu Kang Zone 7 RC learnt about the basic principles of mind maps from Scholastica

Teens from Yio Chu Kang Zone 7 RC learnt about the basic principles of mind maps from Scholastica. They can apply these techniques to achieve a more systematic way of organising their thoughts.

Residents from Bukit Gombak Hillgrove RC learnt about food safety and health benefits of mushrooms from a volunteer from Agrivo Mycosciences Pte Ltd

Residents from Bukit Gombak Hillgrove RC learnt about food safety and health benefits of mushrooms from a volunteer from Agrivo Mycosciences Pte Ltd.

A total of 50 partners, spanning across a wide-range of industries, have joined us in making PWC ENRICH Lab @ RC more relevant and interesting for residents. It is also opportune for organisations to further their mission in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Mr Benny Chioh, Director of Great Health SG Marketing who did their first health talk for vulnerable seniors shares, “It is very fulfilling; the seniors are very involved and enthusiastic in learning the simple exercises. We could see their delight at having learnt a new skill!”  

Seniors from Dakota RC picked up useful knowledge on good eating habits and learnt simple fitness exercises  in a workshop conducted by a corporate volunteer from Great Health SG Marketing

Seniors from Dakota RC picked up useful knowledge on good eating habits and learnt simple fitness exercises  in a workshop conducted by a corporate volunteer from Great Health SG Marketing.

Residents from Geylang Serai RC received a tutorial session on how to connect everyday devices at home to a smart home software from corporate volunteers  from Automate Asia

Residents from Geylang Serai RC received a tutorial session on how to connect everyday devices at home to a smart home software from corporate volunteers  from Automate Asia.

Residents from Toa Payoh Central Zone 1 learnt basic caregiving skills from a corporate volunteer from Coddle. It would help family members provide better care for seniors in their households.

Residents from Toa Payoh Central Zone 1 learnt basic caregiving skills from a corporate volunteer from Coddle. It would help family members provide better care for seniors in their households. 

Single mothers from Yio Chu Kang Zone 7 RC were delighted to learn basics of eye brow threading from corporate volunteers from Rupini’s, as they can apply the skills at home to look good and feel good.

Single mothers from Yio Chu Kang Zone 7 RC were delighted to learn basics of eye brow threading from corporate volunteers from Rupini’s, as they can apply the skills at home to look good and feel good.  

We would like to thank our corporate partners and their volunteers for the invaluable contributions and support in Project We Care. If you are keen or know of a corporate partner who have a talent or skill to share and would like to collaborate with PA/Project We Care to make a difference to the community, please email us at PA_Partnership@pa.gov.sg.

*Project We Care is an initiative led by the private sector and the People’s Association, to encourage corporate volunteerism in Singapore, engaging the efforts of private sector CEOs, business leaders and their employees to contribute towards meaningful causes in the community. Through the leadership of Ms Wee Wei Ling, Chairperson of Project We Care Network, it aims to provide opportunities and platforms for corporations to do good and also impact and inspire other corporations to step out.

Page updated 02 Nov 2018