Changi Foundation was established to support and reach out to disadvantaged youths, using an all-rounded and holistic approach to address needs and inspire them to achieve their full potential in life.
Changi Foundation is guided by its three strategic thrusts – 1) Strengthen foundations to prolong youths’ academic and personal growth, 2) Be an engaged philanthropist through deep-diving its CSR efforts, and 3) Drive paradigm change by influencing the ecosystem and addressing systemic gaps in youth development.
Changi Foundation supports more than 1,000 youths through innovative youth programmes including:
– Youth COP a joint programme by Students Care Service, Neighbourhood Police Centres and schools to tackle youth crime and juvenile delinquency by developing teens to be crime prevention leaders in the community.
– Football programmes such as ACE Football League by Students Care Services and Saturday Night Lights which keep youths off the streets and on the pitch for character development.
– Friends of Youth, an early-intervention programme by Life Community Services Society that befriends youths whose parents are presently or formerly in prison.
– Metta Café which provides food and beverage (F&B) vocational training for young adults with autism or mild intellectual disability by helping these youths achieve self-reliance through employment.
“Changi Foundation has partnered CFS since March 2012. In addition to administering the Changi Foundation funds, CFS has also supported us in many ways. This includes providing their professional assessment of the programmes we fund or intend to fund. They’ve also given us a deeper appreciation of the macro charity sector. This has been tremendously helpful in advancing our philanthropic cause,” said Shirley Cheong, VP, People Team, Changi Foundation.
Photos: Lim Yong Teck for SportCares, Metta Cafe, Students Care Service.