Children’s Wishing Well is a non-profit organisation and registered charity which was founded in 2002. They provide a broad range of services for children and youth from low-income families living across any part of Singapore regardless of race, gender, religion, or nationality.
They provide services which help to alleviate poverty and provide timely assistance for daily living. These include monthly groceries supplies and a web-based service “Grant-A-Wish” which sponsors necessities for education, health, and basic living.
They also provide programmes to equip the children for their future, so that they are able to escape the poverty trap. Some of these services include weekly tuition by MOE-registered professional tutors, sports, music and drama, and short courses in other life skills such as IT, cooking, social etiquette, etc. They also organise excursions or events for exposure to knowledge and experiences outside of the formal classroom setting. “Career GPS” allows secondary students to visit organisations in a variety of industries or sectors so that they are exposed different career options, and helps to motivate students to work towards their goals.
All their services are provided free-of-charge to the beneficiaries.
(Note: For Singapore residents, nett donations of over $50 received by the charity are eligible for 250% tax deduction.)