No Age Bar for Learning

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After struggling to find a stable job in her hometown in the Philippines, Gleia Mae Duenas and her husband had to turn their house into a storage facility. When her four-year-old daughter innocently asked her why they had to live in a storage house, Gleia knew she had to do something to secure a better life for their futures.

Written by: Preethy Sajan

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Riding for Aidha

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It’s 4am: out of the dark, a steady stream of orange-clad cyclists starts to arrive. Despite the hour, the excitement builds. With team photos complete, they make their way to the starting line at the Sports Hub for the OCBC Cycle 2019. Team Aidha is here, and ready to ride!

Written by: Belinda Fowler

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Return of the Volunteer

Will Teoh started volunteering at Aidha eight or nine years ago.  “I’d just graduated and decided that I should make good use of my time during the weekend with meaningful activities. Volunteering at Aidha was one of them”. Will shares one of his earliest Aidha memories, “At Aidha’s first school-house, students actually cooked in the house and they would simulate selling the food. I got the chance to taste some really good, local food from their home countries!” he laughs.

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Written by Belinda Fowler

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A Collaboration to Empower Local Women

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Written by Sarah Datta

A special partnership has been flourishing between Aidha and another women-empowering Singapore-based non-profit organisation!

AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research – one of Singapore’s leading gender equality groups) selected Aidha and Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT) as joint grantees for its ‘Power Fund’. Together with DOT, Aidha was tasked to develop and deliver an in-depth financial literacy training curriculum for low-income women in Singapore.

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A Talent Not to Be Missed!

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Written by: Priyansha Reddy

Ritchelle Mantiquilla is from the Phillippines and is a widow with 2 sons. Much against the will of her father, she moved to Singapore 10 years ago, in search of work and a better future for her sons. She earnestly explains that a helper’s job is no different from a mother’s and vehemently disapproves of the stigma associated with this selfless profession. Little did she know that fateful day, the magnitude and extent to which her life would change, forever.

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