“And the third prize at the second annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition goes to…Sharasyamsi!”
Congratulations to Aidha student Sharasyamsi for doing us proud! This is the first time that the poetry competition allowed women to participate, and a whopping 65% of the entries came from women. Four Aidha students made the shortlist, with Sharasyamsi winning third prize with her poem “Engkau”, or “You”.
by: Aditi Saxena
It’s time to gear up for the forthcoming Aidha Tour de Singapore 2016 this April! After the amazing success of last year’s event, this year’s Bike Ride aims to even bigger and better. Our aim is engage 160 cyclists and raise over $150K – that’s 20 more cyclists and $50,000 more than last year. The funds raised will contribute to our programmes to empower more foreign domestic helpers and their families.
As we begin a new year at Aidha, it’s the perfect time to reflect on some of the programmes which began in 2015 and which will help to shape the lives of our students for years to come.. These include the Alumni Development Programme (ADP), piloted in January 2015, and the Basic English Classes, which began in October 2015.
by: Sandhya Sriram
Aidha’s financial year, ending 30 June 2015, was a memorable one with us achieving Institute of Public Character (IPC) status and record fundraising. More than $370,000 was raised from grants, donations, fundraising events and sponsorship. Most important of all were the many student success stories we heard about throughout the year. You made this all possible! Click here for a snapshot of what we achieved with your help and support.
Results show positive progress across our main KPIs: student confidence, financial control, business capability, computer literacy and social capital.
*Based on 12-month survey in 2014.