That’s all it takes to help fuel our poverty-alleviating mission and empower needy families with the opportunities they need to build better lives for themselves.
This year, Beyond is launching GIMME FIVE!
GIMME FIVE! is a monthly giving campaign that begins
with a minimum donation of $5 a week.
That works out to just $20 a month!
OR Give more!
Simply multiply the amount you want to give each week by 4,
which will be your monthly contribution.
Poverty adversely affects every aspect of an individual’s life – from education to employment prospects, healthcare to mental wellbeing, socialisation to a sense of belonging, inclusivity to self-worth.
If you want to scratch the surface of what poverty in Singapore looks like, we’ve compiled a few insightful commentaries and links.
“Children from poor families are more likely to experience developmental delays and learning difficulties compared to their peers. They are also more likely to experience anxiety, depression and difficulties with impulse control.
When these children grow up, they are more likely
to experience similar psychological problems, including persistent negative thinking.”
Ng, Cindy, This is what the face of poverty looks like (8 September 2018)
“Blackbox Research conducted an independent study to examine the one-year impact of Beyond’s central programme, Youth United, on the communities that they work within and with.
The results suggested that for neighbourhoods where Beyond had been present for at least six months, “youths improved significantly in their ability to handle conflict and problems at home, and felt more personally empowered. Their parents and other adults in the community also felt that they could better share their concerns with their communities, take control of their problems, and felt safer.””
Blackbox Research, Youth United Impact Study (2018)
“It is not just income but also healthcare, workplace conditions and housing. In every one of these areas, the disease and the subsequent economic dislocation has hit the poor and the vulnerable hardest. They have suffered an epidemic of multiple whammies.
When lower-income people lose their jobs or get a paycut, it hurts more because they have little savings if any to fall back on….cash-poor Singaporeans will be severely hit by the economic depression to follow.”
Han Fook Kwang, The Straits Times, Covid-19 shows why tackling inequality benefits everyone (19 April 2020)
We’ve been making important gains with our programmes. Here are just some of the positive outcomes over the past year…
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES TO WORK TOWARDS REALISING THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
RESTORATIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD initiatives
YOUTH VOLUNTARISM initiatives
CULTURE OF LEARNING initiatives
LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES initiatives
FAMILY STABILITY initiatives
The challenge of alleviating poverty requires a multi-pronged, multi-faceted plan of action. Every programme we create is designed to help the disadvantaged families we serve in critical areas like healthcare, education, employment, community building and more. At every opportunity, we seek to empower the men, women and children in our communities to build upon their self-esteem, confidence, knowledge-base and live their lives with dignity.
HOW GIMME FIVE WORKS
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PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO A LIKE-MINDED FRIEND.
WE COULD USE ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.