Aidha was officially launched as an independent entity in 2006 with our first intake of 25 students taught by Aidha founder, Dr Sarah Mavrinac, in a condominium function room. Chanchul Sakhrani, better known as Niky, is a very special volunteer who has been part of Aidha from those very early days.Read More
Meenakshi Sanghi and Belinda Fowler became friends while studying to be English teachers and both joined Aidha as ‘Improve your English’ mentors soon after. Passionate advocates for women’s education, they love that as Aidha volunteers they can make a practical difference in students’ lives.
Meenakshi and Belinda are also office volunteers and they’re a great help in Aidha’s events and marketing campaigns.
Will Teoh started volunteering at Aidha eight or nine years ago. “I’d just graduated and decided that I should make good use of my time during the weekend with meaningful activities. Volunteering at Aidha was one of them”. Will shares one of his earliest Aidha memories, “At Aidha’s first school-house, students actually cooked in the house and they would simulate selling the food. I got the chance to taste some really good, local food from their home countries!” he laughs.
Written by Belinda Fowler
Written by: Cynthia Luo
Since 2015, Azmeen Ansar has been mentoring classes that provide valuable basic computer skills to Aidha students. It is commonly the foundation that kickstarts many to overcome their lack of confidence in using computers and opens them to a whole new world of IT tools and the resources available on the internet.
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
Chandni’s enthusiasm for education can be seen when she’s mentoring in her class
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
A look at Pranama Moorthy’s long association with Aidha as he completes seven years as a volunteer.!
Written by: Sarah Reeve
We would like to share the personal stories of the diverse and talented people who help Aidha keep on keeping on!
Written by: Diana Muradova, Ida Supahat and Marjanne van der Helm
Meet Sarah Druce, our star volunteer in the spotlight this month! She is an Australian lawyer by profession and has been living in Singapore for the last nine years with her family. A true sports enthusiast at heart, her passion is skiing the powder in Japan. Some of her recent travel adventures include climbing to the Tigers Nest in Bhutan and taking her children to see the monks in Luang Prabang.
Written by: Aneesha Daswani