The coming months at Aidha will be a buzzy one as we have a lot of events lined up from from a film screening to helper awards to one of our biggest annual event, the Graduation ceremony!
Held throughout the month of May, Benefit Cosmetics’ Bold is Beautiful project, a philanthropic campaign, was supported by Singapore Women’s Weekly and benefitted Aidha!
Written by: Danielle Sim
She did it! Selina McCole holding up the Aidha banner in the Sahara Desert
After a gruelling six days, Selina McCole raced towards the finishing point of the 250 km Marathon Des Sables, raising high the flag of Aidha in the Saharan desert. Selina shares her experience of running “the toughest footrace on earth.”
Written By: Preethy Sajan
After a success pilot programme last year, Aidha launched its ‘Improving Your English’ Programme that aims to help students enhance their English language proficiency. The four first sessions, comprising a total of 80 students, were held on 17 April 2016.
Written By: Nelly Navarro
3 April 2016: Curriculum Review Project
As part of Aidha’s Curriculum Review, Focus Group Discussions were conducted on 3 April 2016. The groups comprised Module 1, Module 2, Alumni and Module 1 mentors. The insights gathered will help us revise our curriculum to better serve our students. We are now in the midst of collating results from the sessions and will share this with you soon. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants who provided their invaluable insights, volunteer note-takers from Aidha; and volunteer facilitators from Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS). If you’d like to find out more about FNS’ work, click here.
Aidha Alumni who participated in the Focus Group Discussion
1 May 2016: Benefit Cosmetics’ ‘BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL’ campaign for Aidha has started!
Look good and feel good this May by supporting Benefit Cosmetics’ ‘Bold is Beautiful’ campaign and help Aidha!. Throughout the month of May, 100% of the proceeds of every eyebrow wax – which costs $26 – will be divided between Aidha and UN Women’s Girls2Pioneers project. This is the first time Benefit is holding their annual charity fundraiser outside of the US. For the launch of its Asia campaign, Singapore made an obvious choice; for Aidha to be included as one of its first two chosen charities is indeed an honour. ‘The partnership with Benefit Cosmetics is a particularly apt one as we both celebrate strong, beautiful and empowered women‘ says Aidha CEO, Karen Fernandez.
This is how you can support the campaign:
– Have your eyebrows waxed and tell all your friends to do so too!
– Take your Mom for a eyebrow wax this Sunday – perfect for a fun mother-and-daughter session on Mother’s Day!
– Be an internal ambassador in your organisation and tell all your colleagues. If there are enough people in your organisation who want their eyebrows waxed, Benefit will send their eyebrow wax expert to your office! Waxes only take about 15-20 minutes each, so it’s easy to fit it in during your lunch break. You’ll just need to book a meeting room where the waxing can be done. Singapore Women’s Weekly will also also come down and give away lucky draw prizes. So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! All interested ambassadors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit http://www.boldisbeautiful.com/sg/ for more details. Don’t forget to have your eyebrows waxed this weekend!
Why would anyone cycle 100 kilometres on a Sunday morning even before the sun has risen? For some, doing it to raise funds to positively impact the lives of people in need is a great impetus. For others, it might be the thrill of challenging oneself and achieving a high level of fitness. We sat down with two cyclists, who will participate in Aidha’s 4th Tour de Singapore to understand their motivation . Meet Neil Yang and Joel Kang, who will join around 200 Aidha supporters on April 24, 2016, in East Coast Park to raise awareness and funds for Aidha.
Written by: Aarati Rajwade
Early next month, Selina McCole will set out on the journey of a lifetime, running what has been described by the National Geographic Channel as “the toughest footrace on earth”. The race, covering around 257 km across the Sahara Desert, is the equivalent of six marathons, run or walked over six days. Aside from water, runners must carry with them all that they need to survive. We caught up with Selina to find out how her final preparations are going.
Written by: Kate Shepherd
As part of its international philanthropy programme named the Bold Is Beautiful Project, Benefit Cosmetics has chosen to support two charities in Singapore : Girls2pioneers, an initiative by Singapore Committee for UN Women launched to encourage girls to pursue careers in Science and Technology, and… Aidha!
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