There were no shortage of ‘favourite’ Aidha moments this year; rather with the brilliantly fast and furious year we’ve had, it’s probably hard to pick just one favourite! What was yours?
Many milestones and magical moments happened this year at Aidha. We take a look at some of your favourites…
For the 166 graduates, the long awaited Graduation Day 2015 had finally come! “When I first calculated this number I freaked out!”, says Geetika Agarwal, who was in charge of organizing the Graduation ceremony. “But when I saw all the students on dress rehearsal day, I knew it was all worth it.”
by Vittoria O and Miin Hwang
By Nelly Navarro and Ting Claravall
Every year, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group, rewards deserving local initiatives* that eliminate barriers and promote empowerment through research, education, training and support services.
The 2015 panel of judges*, which included such luminaries as former Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor Tommy Koh, praised the current scale, success and continuity of Aidha’s programmes. The judges also commended Aidha on not only tailoring courses to suit the specific needs of foreign domestic workers (FDWs), but also providing a sense of community and belonging to women who are often marginalised.
Training for a full marathon is not for the faint-hearted, so it may come as a surprise that four runners currently in training for the December 6th Standard Chartered Marathon in Singapore are associated with Aidha. Despite their full-time work schedules, these athletes manage to train for long-distance running. What inspires them to do it? Meet our super-disciplined runners: Aidha alumni Janelyn (Jannah), Mel, and Delia; and Amy, a 2015 M1 batch member.
By: Aarati Rajwade and Miin Hwang
Around 150 fun-loving (and ever so slightly competitive!) professionals packed the Red Dot Bar in Boat Quay on 28 October for an evening of brain-teasers at the Alexander Mann Solutions’ Quiz Nite fundraiser for Aidha. Read More
On 27 October 2015, Aidha was one of the four charities selected to present at the 100 Women Doing Good event. The brainchild of Brian Gilles, the event gave expat women in Singapore the opportunity to network and at the same time support local charities. The generous ladies raised $2,000 for Aidha.