#Pen4Hope is a global campaign under the #GivingAsOne initiative which brings messages of hope and encouragement to children and seniors that CapitaLand Hope Foundation supports!
CapitaLand staff penned words of encouragement for beneficiaries in Singapore, China, India and Vietnam. For every message submitted, CapitaLand Hope Foundation will donate SGD20*.
Find out about the recipients and the messages they received below!
Children from Schools Supported by CapitaLand Hope Foundation in India
In October, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) will be celebrated the launch of its first Hope School in India – the Government Hi-Tech Kannada and English Medium Higher Primary School, Mahadevapura! CapitaLand India has been involved in constructing and revamping infrastructure of more than 20 schools across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune to ensure children from financially disadvantaged communities have access to education.
CHF has also been encouraging education among school children by distributing school bags with stationery as a part of CapitaLand's My Schoolbag programme. This year, staff volunteers will also be distributing health & activity kits to the students from some of these schools.
The messages were shared in these schools to encourage them to stay strong and healthy during this challenging pandemic situation!
Click the image below to zoom in and read the messages on the message board placed in the school!
Children from CapitaLand Hope Schools in China
CapitaLand Hope Foundation has donated to build and refurbish 25 Hope Schools in China to provide education for primary school students in rural communities and give them a hope for the future. CapitaLand volunteers have also organised trips to visit the students.
In September, volunteers visited CapitaLand Muchuan Green Hope School, our first green Hope School located in Sichuan to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival with the children and engage them in a series of activities. The CapitaLand My First Schoolbag programme will also be distributing schoolbags and schooling essentials to students from other Hope Schools.
The messages will be displayed in the Hope Schools to encourage them to continue to have hope for their future and their education.
Click the images below to read the messages!
Children from the CapitaLand-Bright Horizons Fund Ready-for-School Programme, Singapore
The CapitaLand-Bright Horizons Fund Ready-for-School programme was launched in Singapore in 2019 to help NTUC First Campus' My First Skool pre-school children from low-income families be ready for primary school.
CapitaLand Hope Foundation sponsored school bags and schooling essentials for the graduating K2 students under our support. The messages are displayed on a digital message board here and shared with their parents so they can see your well-wishes for them as they prepare for their new journey into Primary school!
Check out the virtual message board below!
Seniors under #LoveOurSeniors, Singapore
#LoveOurSeniors is an initiative in Singapore to suport seniors in the community who are frail and vulnerable; some facing daily life challenges such as mobility difficulties, isolation and lack of adequate support due to family circumstances.
CapitaLand hope Foundation has been providing them with special meals and nutritious bread since March this year, delivered to them with the help of staff and community volunteers. As part of #GivingAsOne, we will be preparing essential care packs for the seniors and providing simple home improvement works for some of them.
Messages from our staff will bring warmth to these seniors by letting them know that we care for and are here for them even as they face the difficulties in life.
Children from CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam
CapitaLand Hope Foundation has also donated to build and refurbish 4 Hope Schools in Vietnam to provide primary and kindergarten education students in rural communities.
As part of the #GivingAsOne initiative, we will distribute bursaries to Grade 5 students and school necessities as a support programme to our target beneficiaries, who are children from four CapitaLand Primary Hope Schools and Kindergartens.
The messages will be distributed to the children to encourage them to keep hoping amidst the pandemic situation and to continue their passion for education.
Underprivileged Children Supported by #GivingBersama in Malaysia
As part of the #GivingAsOne initiative in Malaysia, we continue to reach out to underprivileged children via the local CSR initiative, #GivingBersama. #GivingBersama is an initiative in Malaysia to support underprivileged children with their daily necessities and online educational needs. We are also inviting CapitaStar members to join this community initiative by donating a minimum of 200 STAR$® ( 200 STAR$® = RM1). CapitaLand Hope Foundation will also be donating digital devices to the children, which enables access to remote learning and allows them to stay digitally connected, while our volunteers will be organising online classes for the children this December. We hope the messages will be distributed to the children to encourage them to keep hoping amidst the pandemic situation and to continue their passion for education.
*Capped at SGD20,000.