Our Story

Founded in 2016, Octava Foundation supports children and youth from economically disadvantaged families to realise and achieve their aspirations, who are empowered to have sustainable livelihoods as adults. We do this by building their socio-emotional assets, nurturing talents and interests, and helping them to attain educational and vocational qualifications.

The Foundation is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered under the Charities Act as well as a registered Grantmaking Philanthropic Organisation (“Grantmaker”) with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).

Our Vision

To empower children and youth so they may be given equal opportunities to excel as citizens and contribute to a better world.

Our Goal

To build impactful and sustainable programmes that strengthen the pillars of home, school, and society; with the aim of nurturing the holistic development of underprivileged children and youth to help them reach their full potential.

Our Target Groups

To drive our goal, Octava Foundation currently focuses on empowering the following groups:

The problem:

Some children and youth from under resourced families have limited access to learning opportunities and material resources – for example, due to challenges faced in financial resources, their home environments, or the development of their personal assets.

 

The solution:

Activities we fund include providing financial support for education and industry certification, mentorship, work experiences, out-of-classroom experiential learning, and soft skills development programmes. We also seek to strengthen and enable positive parenting for these families.

The problem:

There is a lack of affordable and high quality interventions for children and youth with ASD.

 

The solution:

Create and improve access to quality interventions and infrastructure to equip disability service providers to better cater to the ASD population.