Octava Foundation has been the sole sponsor of the Teck Ghee Youth Rangers since 2016 and a co-sponsor of Care Corner Singapore’s CROSSROAD Youth Rangers programme since 2017.
Care Corner Singapore is a registered charity that has been serving the needs of the community since 1981, focusing on the vulnerable and disadvantaged. It offers programmes and services through 32 social service centres located across Singapore, and has helped infants as young as two months and seniors over 90 years of age.
One such programme is the Youth Rangers initiative, which is designed to help youths gain the skills and leadership qualities they need to excel in life. Through workshops, mentorship, and outdoor activities, the programme aims to provide these youths with the knowledge to manage their relationships and form positive social connections.
The Youth Rangers programme has guided vulnerable youths away from delinquency and nurtured them into caring leaders, who themselves have given back to the local community by befriending frail seniors and enriching the lives of children.
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Established in 2017, the TP-Octava Foundation Scholarship is available to Singaporean students from lower income families who are enrolled in the Diploma course at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics and IT. Recipients of the scholarship need not serve a bond.
They must earn a GPA of at least 3.0 to qualify for the scholarship, which provides $3,000 in financial support towards the recipient’s educational expenses at Temasek Polytechnic.
Octava Foundation Scholarships are awarded each year and can be renewed if recipients maintain their academic rigour and remain within the stipulated per capita income cap.
Established in 2018, the Octava Foundation Industry Certification Sponsorship at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics and IT provides funding that supports underprivileged students who undertake the “International Introduction to Securities and Investment” (IISI) professional certification. This will complement their education at Temasek Polytechnic and boost their employability upon graduation.
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Established in 2017, the Octava Foundation Bursary aims to motivate as well as provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students at the Singapore Management University.
The bursary is open to Singaporean undergraduates enrolled in any degree programme and in any year of study. They should exhibit leadership skills and be actively involved in the university’s co-curricular activities and community service.
Recipients will receive $6,000 that can be used to subsidise their annual tuition fees and that may be awarded concurrently with other cash bursaries, subject to the fulfilment of the stipulated eligibility criteria.
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Established in 1995, Trybe is a registered charity that has pledged to walk alongside Singapore’s youth and strongly believes that “every youth is a success story”.
Trybe conducts developmental programmes, preventive services for at-risk youths, as well as rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation programmes to help transform and support youth probationers and first-time drug offenders.
Octava Foundation, since 2017, has been a sponsor of Trybe’s Short-Term Financial Support (STFS) Programme, which aims to provide basic financial support to needy youths and enable them to pursue career or educational aspirations whilst they wait for longer-term financial support–which can take eight weeks—to be made available to their family.
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Singapore Youth Impact Collective is the first initiative in Singapore to use the collective impact model to empower disadvantaged youths in their transition from their classroom to corporate lives.
TOUCH Community Service’s A.P.T.I.T.U.D.E and SHINE Children and Youth’s YOUTH FORTE programmes will receive almost $1 million in funding from Changi Foundation, Credit Suisse and Octava Foundation. The sixth Collective member, the Community Foundation of Singapore, will be the coordinating backbone organisation.
The Collective aims to empower 230 youths to be work-ready over the next three years.
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