We are a group of students embarking on a self-initiated community project under the Citibank Youth for Causes banner. In the course of 6 months, we intend to help raise awareness and funds for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. These funds will go to help ex-offenders and their families.
Aside from planning a dance showcase for students between the ages of 16-20, entitled DANZA!, our group has volunteered to help the Yellow Ribbon Fund at various other events. The following are a non-exclusive list of events that we will be volunteering/have volunteered at: Ministry of Development Family Day (4th July), Yellow Ribbon Street Sales (28th Aug) and the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run (5th Sep).
We hope to spread the message that these ex-offenders deserve a second chance just as much as anyone. We hope that in the future everyone in society will accept these ex-offenders and help unlock the second prison.
- Sandra Chua [Anglo Chinese School (Independent)]
- Larisa Cheng [Anglo Chinese School (Independent)]
- Grace Fong [Anglo Chinese School (Independent)]
- Liana Chek [Anglo Chinese School (Independent)]
- Shaunald Neo [Anglo Chinese School (Independent)]
- Maisie Koh [Anglo Chinese Junior College]
- Sarah Chua WH [Anglo Chinese Junior College]
- Hew Jia Ni [Raffles Institution (Junior College)]
- Joanne Ong [Hwa Chong Institution (College Section)]
- Sarah Chua KX [Hwa Chong Institution (College Section)]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What is Youth for Causes?
- YFC is a joint project by YMCA and Citibank carried out annually, more details can be found here
- 100 teams are chosen to carry out a project with seed funding of $1600 sponsored by Citibank
- What is the Yellow Ribbon Fund and what do they do?
- YRFund contributes to the development and implementation of reintegration programmes for ex-offenders as well as support programmes to strengthen families of ex-offenders
- Money raised goes to providing financial support for:
- The provision of rehabilitative and aftercare services to prisoners and inmates
- Public awareness programmes aimed at creating awareness in giving 2nd chances to ex-offenders and inspiring community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders
- Services associated with rehabilitation and reintegration for family members of prisoners and inmates before and after their discharge from custody
- More information can be found here
- Events volunteered at: Ministry of Development Family Day & Singapore Arts Street Festival
- Total Outreach: approx. 6000 people
- Amount raised: $883 by selling merchandise handcrafted by inmates
Registration closes on the 31st of July
- Dance Circle Arts has volunteered to help us run the competition professionally and find judges
- The event will now be a dance showcase rather than a competition
- Guest of Honour: Chairperson of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Mr Philip Tan