Jacqueline Loh (2nd from left) with representatives from the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore and winner of Aidha Photography Competition, Ritchelle M (3rd from left).
Written by: Jacqueline Loh
On December 15, 2017, Aidha launched its second photography exhibition under the banner of “Unspoken Life”. The opening night returned to the intimate Intersections Gallery on Kandahar Street, seeing members of the media and representatives from the Indonesian and Philippines embassies come together with corporate partners and Aidha supporters to celebrate the artistic creativity of foreign domestic workers in Singapore.
Written by: Alex Campbell
Last October 29, we held Aidha’s biggest annual event at the Nexus Auditorium – Cuppage Plaza, Aidha’s 11th Graduation Ceremony. We had a total of 110 graduates this year! The guests of honour, sponsors, mentors, employers as well as families and friends of the graduates were welcomed by our master of ceremonies, Ms. Ting Claravall, who has been an Aidha mentor herself since 2009.
Written by: Chelot Belan
For everyone else, 24th September 2017 was just any other Sunday. However, for six of Aidha’s alumni, it was anything but. Chosen from an initial group of 12, the finalists for Aidha’s Big Pitch were preparing for their final presentation at the Sunday campus, as an audience of friends and supporters gave them moral support. After weeks of studying, their efforts came down to this – a 5-minute presentation on their respective business plans, and the hope that they would be chosen to receive funding.
Written by: Michelle Tan
Before she enrolled at Aidha, life for Sri Yanah was like many of our students. She worked in Singapore for years before she heard of Aidha and was struggling with a lack of confidence and found it hard to socialise with others. And like many FDWs similar to her situation, saving was not a priority. After sending money home to Semarang in Central Java (Indonesia) each month, she would give herself a small allowance for spending “I didn’t think about saving money for my future,” she said.
Written by: Sarah Datta
Chandni Chellappa has long felt a desire to level the playing field for women. Born to progressive parents in Chennai, India, Chandni counts herself lucky that she was “allowed to grow in ways that perhaps other girls weren’t given the chance to.”
Written by: Sarah Datta
The marketing duo of Aidha! They work closely to come up with ideas and strategy to improve Aidha’s brand awareness, outreach activities and fundraising. Read more and learn what kind of superpower Jeanne would like and what Ida aspires to be in the future…
Written by: Ida Supahat and Jeanne Bellec