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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Aidha launches free Basic English classes

by Sandhya Sriram and Ting Claravall

As part of its mission to provide on-going personal development to low-income women, Aidha initiated a new programme of free Basic English Classes, open to both current Aidha students and non-students. The first class was held on 25 October 2015 and proved extremely popular, with the limited slots for around 25 people filling up quickly within days of being announced.

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9th Birthday Celebration Wrap-Up

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By Lisa Edmondson

The celebration, at our Sunday campus at UWC Dover, marked a special day for Aidha. We celebrated our 9th birthday with a delicious buffet lunch of curry puffs, salad, snacks, cookies and cake.

Like most 9 year-olds, Aidha is growing rapidly, fed by a nutritious diet of love and support, all provided by our enthusiastic students, dedicated mentors, volunteers, supportive corporate donors and professional advisors.

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