Aidha’s 11th Graduation Ceremony: A Celebration of Passion and Energy

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

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A Perfect Pitch to End off ADP 2017!


Alumni Development Programme (ADP) Big Pitch Finalists 2018

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

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Egg-cited for Sri Yanah’s Chicken Farm Business

Sri Yanah’s graduated from Aidha in 2016

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

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Local Low-Income Pilot Project with Casa Raudha

In October 2016, Aidha pioneered its very first pilot programme with low-income Singaporean women in partnership with Casa Raudha. The Casa Raudha Women’s Home was founded in 2008 with the goal of providing temporary shelter for women victims of domestic violence and abuse. Capable of housing up to 50 women and children, the home also believes in empowering their residents to take control of their lives by providing them with the necessary skills to be self-sufficient.

Written by: Michelle Tan

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