To offer a safe and stimulating alternative for migrant children whose parents work long hours in factories, OneSky for all children (OneSky) launched its first Early Learning Center (ELC) in 2017, in Vietnam’s Hoa Khanh Industrial Zone.
Working closely with partners— including the Ministry of Education and Training and the local trade union—the ELC provides safe, child-centered care to migrant children, 6 months to 6 years old. By 2018, several hundred children had been enrolled.
OneSky’s trained teachers follow a curriculum especially adapted for the needs of children in Vietnam. The program offers developmentally appropriate care, creative play and music, and a stimulating environment to promote children’s cognitive, physical, language and social-emotional development. OneSky’s work for Vietnam’s migrant children includes: training for home-based care providers and proven methods to provide quality care in their home centers, as well as training for parents to enable them to support their children’s healthy development at home.
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Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community as part of its unique pedagogy. Partnering world-class universities, SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be ‘thinking tinkerers’, who are ‘able to learn, unlearn and relearn’, be ‘catalysts for transformation’ and finally, become ‘grounded in the community’.
Established in 2019, the Octava Foundation Scholarship will nurture and inspire academically talented Singaporean undergraduates at SIT who have demonstrated leadership qualities, empowering them to realise their fullest potential through a quality university education.Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged students. Each Scholarship is tenable for the entire course of studies, as long as the recipient continues to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the Scholarship.
Recipients will receive $7,500 per academic year which can be used for educational expenses such as tuition fees, course materials, expenses relating to approved regional as well as global study trips organised by SIT. Recipients may accept other scholarships concurrently.
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In 2019, the Octava Foundation Study Awards was established in Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) to support students pursuing the Bachelor of Social Work programme. As the university for lifelong learning, SUSS aims to develop students who are professionally competent, socially conscious and lifelong learners with a heart to impact lives.
The SR Nathan School of Human Development, where our Social Work programme resides, is dedicated to the applied learning of addressing relevant community needs. With the emphasis of this social concern, SUSS strives to guide students to become positive agents to improve the lives of the individuals, families and communities they serve.
The study awards will support two SUSS’ students per cohort whose per capita income falls below $1,000. A total of eight students will be supported each year, and will receive $3,000 each which can be used to subsidise their annual tuition fees. The study awards are awarded annually and will be renewed if recipients maintain their academic rigour and remain within the stipulated per capita income cap.
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The Republic Polytechnic Education Fund (RPEF) is an entity under Republic Polytechnic (RP) and is a registered Institution of Public Character (IPC) since November 2003. Donations from organisations and individuals support RPEF’s commitment in providing funding for our students through programmes such as scholarships, bursaries, book prizes, and other financial assistance schemes.
Beginning in 2019, the Octava Foundation Bursary Award will be administered via RPEF. With Octava Foundation’s generous contributions, financially-needy students from RP will receive assistance from the bursary. This funding will empower the students and give them a chance to enjoy a holistic and worry-free learning experience in school.
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The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a principal provider of post-secondary career and technical education in Singapore. Each year, some 15,000 new students enrol in ITE’s wide range of courses in Applied & Health Sciences, Business & Services, Design & Media, Electronics & Info-Comm Technology, Engineering, and Hospitality. An education from ITE provides graduates with good jobs and career advancement opportunities, as well as progression to further education and training.
The Octava Foundation Study Awards aims to motivate students at ITE from low-income families and provide practical help to them by supporting them through their two-year education and training at ITE. Recipients will each receive a monthly award of $300 to cover their daily and schooling-related expenses.
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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.
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Established in 2017, the Octava Foundation Study Award aims to motivate as well as provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students at the Singapore Management University.
The study award is open to Singaporean undergraduates enrolled in any degree programme and in their second 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.
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