Other Empowerment Efforts
aRWSome Kids' Date
Our annual charity outreach programme for children, aRWSome Kids' Date, began as an initiative in 2008 to give less-privileged kids a day of pure joy and fun.We worked with charity agencies to organise these dates with children, youths and social workers from Singapore and Malaysia.
Voluntary welfare organisations that have benefited from aRWSome Kids' Date include Mendaki, Sinda, Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children's Cancer Foundation, Andrew and Grace Home, Children's Aid Society, MINDS, Assisi Home & Hospice and Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home.
Sharity Day 2015
As part of the RWS five years celebration, we had announced a S$5 million pledge, in cash and in kind, over five years, to Community Chest on Sharity Day, 3 October 2015. Graced by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan- Jin, Sharity Day marked the launch of this joint partnership with the animated “Tree of Life” (“生命之树”). The event invited 1,200 school children, beneficiaries, volunteers and partners to Resorts World Theatre to celebrate Children’s Day with an inaugural Sharity Musical. RWS is one of the forerunners in heeding the call from Community Chest for sustained giving so that the social programmes can be better planned in the long term. The donation benefitted the underprivileged children and youths from Youth Guidance Outreach Services, HELP Family Service Centre, Marine Parade Family Service Centre and @27 Family Service Centre.
The Big Break 2012
The Big Break is a reality television series that hopes to change the life of 12 less privileged youths from six countries across Asia. It is inspired by aRWSome Apprenticeship, a RWS mentorship program that improves the lives of less privileged youths. This collaboration between RWS and the Asian Food Channel (AFC) aims to inspire 12 youths to fulfil their dreams through this programme.