Set up by Kruba Anan, Abott of Wat Don Chan, the Wat Don Chan Orphanage, in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai houses over 800 children. These innocent children are either orphans as a result of their parents deaths, of low income families unable to care for them, or Rohingyan refugees from war-torn Burma.The Abott firmly believes in giving equal access opportunity to education and basic care that every child regardless of upbringing deserves. This is to help them secure a better future in light of what they have gone through prior coming to the Wat Don Chan Orphanage.
The education and housing provided are free with the support from Wat Don Chan Temple, Thai government, people from all walks of life and various foundations. Still, with all the support and funding; the children are still lacking some of the most basic needs of hygiene and a living environment that is clean. Despite these challenges, the orphanage is home to many bright and motivated students.
As a strong supporter of Wat Don Chan Orphanage, apart from providing financial assistance, Dr. Ivan Puah also takes time out to fly over to Chiang Mai to provide medical care and check-ups for the children.
Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. Since 1952, its services have continuously evolved to meet the changing needs ochildren. Today, Children’s Society operates 11 centres islandwide offering services in the four categories of Vulnerable Children Services, Children and Youth Services, Family Services, and Research and Advocacy.
Amaris B. Clinic knows the importance of today’s children and the impact they will have on tomorrow’s society. We also believe that every child deserves an equal opportunity to experience the joys of childhood and the many possibilities that life has to offer. With these beliefs, the Singapore Children’s Society has been our adopted charity since 2002.
We are passionate about this foundation because it brings a smile to our hearts when we put a smile on a child’s face.
Visit www.childrensociety.org.sg to find out more.
Helping Joy supports the vulnerable in our society, such as physically and mentally challenged individuals, elderly persons and low-income families, regardless of race, religion or language.
Steven Goh, the founder, established the non-profit organisation back in 2012 on the dream and basis of wanting to make a difference.
Today, this philanthropic effort and initiative is ongoing and continues to serve this section of our community, brightening up their homes and lives.
Visit Helping Joy to find out more.
Amaris B. Clinic believes that a community and sustainable ecosystem do not only comprise human beings but other living things that live amongst us. It is often understated how animals have improved a human's life in so many valuable ways that go beyond quantifiable measures such as guide dogs, companionship and therapy animals.
In light of this, we are sponsoring one of the horses at RDA Singapore, a British Horse Society Approved Riding Centre, that provides equine-assisted therapy (also known as hippotherapy) to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities at no charge.
Horses provide a tool for physical therapy and cognitive improvement in a unique format that is fun and exhilarating. Mankind has also believed for centuries that horses might even have the power to change a person’s perspective on life. Besides the physical benefits derived from hippotherapy, the contact with the animal is a powerful experience, and the strong bond that can be formed often has a profound and uplifting effect on people who are troubled or suffering.