Aidha Graduation 2015

 

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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

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Aidha Receives Financial Empowerment Award from AWARE

Standing from left to right: Paul Davies, Nur Aini, Saleemah Ismail, Sharda Vishwanathan, Karen Fernandez, Nick Duncan, Claudine Lim, Janelyn Pascua, Ida Supahat, Joy Mompal and Norma Casinova. Seated from left to right: Warih Sulistyowati, Diyah Supeni, Emma Gumangan, Gladys Dizon.

Standing from left to right: Paul Davies, Nur Aini, Saleemah Ismail, Sharda Vishwanathan, Karen Fernandez, Nick Duncan, Claudine Lim, Janelyn Pascua, Ida Supahat, Joy Mompal and Norma Casinova.
Seated from left to right: Warih Sulistyowati, Diyah Supeni, Emma Gumangan, Gladys Dizon.

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.

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Running a marathon for Aidha? All in a day’s work!

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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

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