ECF is organising a charity art exhibition to mark the year of ‘Celebrating SG Women’

 

Celebrating the incredible women

The EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) is organising a charity art exhibition to mark the year of ‘Celebrating SG Women’, an initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development has dedicated 2021 as the Year of Celebrating SG Women. This exhibition with all proceeds going to charity will be officially inaugurated on 9 December 2021 by Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State at the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Ministry of Education.

This unique art exhibition with contributions by over fourty pre-schools and international schools across the island will feature children’s unique perspectives and interpretations of what it means to celebrate women. Children from 3 months to 18 years of age from diverse backgrounds and nationalities across the E-Bridge, Hampton and EtonHouse Pre-Schools and International schools have put together this multi-media exhibition to commemorate this meaningful celebration.

Channel NewsAsia reports on the art exhibition

Through an auction of the artwork, ECF aims to raise funds for initiatives to benefit more than 1,000 children and families in Singapore. In particular, the funds raised will go towards developing a range of resources and initiatives for parents and caregivers from vulnerable families. As part of its advocacy for Respectful Parenting, ECF has launched a short film “Little Wishes”, and published a parenting book written with Singaporean families in mind. It plans to roll out more initiatives to encourage parents on their parenting journeys, ultimately supporting them to build families founded on healthy, positive relationships.

Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State for Social and Family Development and Education says “A whole of society approach with partnerships at every level is core to the movement to Celebrate SG Women. We are heartened that EtonHouse Community Fund has come onboard this initiative and organised an exhibition to benefit families and children. Through participation in this exhibition, children are given an opportunity to think about women role models, gender roles in the family and their aspirations for women in Singapore. This helps shape their perspectives and develops empathy and understanding. Through the charity art exhibition and the book that ECF is publishing, participants will also be able to do their part to uplift families and children.”

Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder of EtonHouse Community Fund and the EtonHouse International Education Group says “Everyone, regardless of age, can do their part for charity and give back to the community. Funds raised by this community effort will go towards improving the lives of families. Inspired by the theme of Celebrating SG Women, this unique collection of art celebrates the incredible women who have inspired us, shaped our lives and made us who we are today. Through this fundraiser, children have created a beautiful connection between giving back and celebrating women.”

ECF is also collaborating with DBS to extend a special invitation to the bank’s SME clients to participate in the exhibition, providing a platform for Singapore’s SMEs to give back to the community. Joyce Tee, Group Head of SME Banking at DBS, said, “Many of our SMEs have been thinking beyond their own business and are keen to make a difference to the lives of those who need a helping hand. DBS is pleased to work with ECF to provide our SMEs with an opportunity to participate in a meaningful initiative to benefit children and families in Singapore.”

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