#Pen4Hope

#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!

 

Enjoy learning, Enjoy school 🏫 Absorb and Learn all tools ⚽️🏈🥎 You will grow up, You will earn 🎓 Knowledge, and much more to learn 📚🖍 - Kit (Singapore) // Each and every one of you are blessed with talents, gifts and strengths. I encourage you to stay curious and find opportunities to use (or discover) your talents, gifts and strengths to make a difference to your community and yourself. - Irene Lim (Singapore) // Chúc các bạn nhỏ gặp nhiều may mắn hạnh phúc (Wishing you all the best of luck and happiness) - Đinh Ngọc Thanh (Vietnam) // Stay Happy, Stay Healthy and Study Hard. Do not give up hope! - Joanna (Singapore)
Wishing you all the best for your classes in school! Enjoy and make friends. This is a fun time full of new learnings. Do your best! 😄 - Anna (Singapore) // Wish you have a good dream and we will be your wings to fly there - With love from Thu Trang (Vietnam) // Are you nervous or excited? 😉 Let’s be excited and look forward to a new adventure, where you can make new friends, look up to your teachers and of course, learning more things! 😆 May your journey be an enjoyable and memorable experience for you 😊 - Khairiyah (Singapore) // To believe that the future is bright - 肖应龙 (China) // Anything is possible by you! Dream big and stay happy! :) - Vidya Addhepalli (India) // Wish all children with difficult circumstances in the World will have a better life - Trinh Thi Tan (Vietnam)
☞ Be kind to your family👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 ,be calm 😊 all the way , be safe stay at home💪 and be happy always 😜 . - Sally Yap (Singapore) // I wish you a happy life, wish the best for you - Hồ Nhì Vạy- byyourside (Vietnam) // 你的为来不是梦,努力拼搏吧!(Your destiny is not a dream, work hard!) - Huang Yu (China) // The present might be bleaked but there is sunshine at the future horizone. Be prepare and make use of it. Love you - Duong Duy Tung (Vietnam) // “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh - Linda Lim (Singapore) // Never give up on what you really want to do. The best way to predict the future is to create it . So let the learning process go on. Our support and best wishes are always with you. We all love you! Little ones:-) Regards Sukanya Kanumuri (India) // Wish you every day filled with love and fun! - Hoai Thu (Vietnam)
Dear boys and girls, 👋 You will be in Primary 1 soon ! Looking forward to it ? Do not be afraid of the road ahead, stay 😊 , be brave and live your dreams. ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 🤎 - Huey CHING (Singapore) // Even when you fall and hurt yourself, just keep running toward the dream. Even if the attention isn’t forever, just raise your voice higher. - Ha Thu Thao (Vietnam) // Hello boys and girls! Congrats on your first graduation! I hope you are excited to start your learning journey in a new school. Remember to do what is right and not what is easy. More importantly, remember to have fun, make new friends and enjoy school! - Kar Ling (Singapore) // My little Prince & Princess, Do what you LOVE & LOVE what you do : ) - Candor (Singapore) // Wishing you much happiness and success. Embrace life and do not be afraid of challenges because "hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality." - Cynthia (Singapore) // You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Cindy Tiah (Singapore)
School is where you learn and grow to be who you want to be in future! There will be things you like and other things you don't like. You will learn more about the world and more about yourself. You'll make new friends. School is where you learn to become a better person. Congratulations on graduating! - KR (Singapore) // When you do something, think about it.. - Kar Siong (Singapore) // As the saying goes, "Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do". You will succeed in what you believe in. Keep your dreams alive! 😉💪😉💪 - JP (Singapore) // Dear girls and boys, I know learning can sometimes be challenging and you'd rather be playing! Be proud that you've completed your K2 and look forward to your primary school life!! All the best!!! - Daniel Ng (Singapore) // Enjoy the new journey! Give positive energy to everyone with your smile & cheerfulness😃 - eMily Loo (Singapore) // Hi dear, I have known that you are a good kid. So, I write this message for you today. When I was the age like you, I had many dreams. There are the dreams coming true, there are some have not become true yet. However, I still keep dreaming and learning to make dreams come true. Thus, I wish that you will share with me your dreams. I hope you will always obtain knowledge everyday and turn your dream into a reality soon. - Nguyen Hung Gian (Vietnam)

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.