Entries by NCA Singapore

June 16: Awareness Night About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, trafficking in persons or modern slavery is the official term for exploitation of persons under coercion and deception. Singapore is not only a port of transit but also an ultimate destination for victims of human trafficking. The Netherlands Charity Association (NCA) supports various charities that help victims of human trafficking. From them we […]

Visit to Sanctuary House

Their motto is “a labor of love” and after meeting with Noel Tan, one of the founders and now the “beating heart” of Sanctuary House, we understand why. Noel is a younger man with small children at home, his youngest being 3 years old. Together with two other dedicated staff members they are available 24 […]

Visit to Good Shepherd Centre

We met with Margaret, who has been with Good Shepherd Centre for more than 10 years now, to learn more about the wonderful work they do there. Margaret explained to us that together with Teresa (the program coordinator) and two “house mothers” they run the “crisis shelter where teenagers, (pregnant) women, mothers and their children […]

NCA Supporting H.O.M.E.

 (Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics) An interview with Ms. Bridget Tan and Mr Jolovan Wham at the H.O.M.E. office made us feel rather humble. Ms Tan started H.O.M.E. in 2005 after her retirement. Inspired by her work as a human resource manager she desperately wanted to do something good with her retirement money and her […]

Visit to Breadline Group

Do you know People’s Park Complex right in the middle of China Town? The best place for a relaxing massage or a treatment at the Doctor Fish Foot spa. But there is more to do and see here: just visit the public restrooms and meet one of the people living at the edge of shiny, polished and clean Singapore.

Visit to SiLRA

The Singapore Leprosy Relief Association participates every year in our NCA Charity Christmas Fair and they are one of the local charities that we support. We were met by Francis Tan, Executive officer at SiLRA. He is a friendly and warm retired gentleman who has blocked plenty of time to talk with us and give […]