Social Enterprise

In 2016, FOCUS Adventure has successfully re-oriented its business structure towards the social enterprise model and has officially become a member of raiSE, the Centre for Social Enterprise.

FOCUS Adventure believes in the importance of giving back to the society by linking up between our corporate clients and beneficiaries. By identifying the needs of the beneficiaries, FOCUS Adventure provides a platform through programmes (The CSR Challenge!) and support through channelling of resources to meet those needs.

Social Mission

- To Facilitate CSR Programmes and Resources between Corporate and VWOs.

Four Key Commitments:

1. To Facilitate CSR Programmes between Corporate Clients and VWOs.
2. To Channel CSR Resources from Corporate Clients to Identified Needs of VWOs.
3. To Identify, Engage and Develop Under-privileged Youths for Employment in FOCUS Adventure through Adventure Learning Methodology and the Alpha Challenge Scholarship, so as to bring about a Higher Self-esteem, Self-confidence and Self-reliance in the Individual.
4. To Participate and Contribute in the Building of a Community, and the Spirit and Ethos of Social Enterprises in Singapore through Dialogue, Engagement and Process Facilitation.

 

Beneficiaries

FOCUS Adventure is proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous teams of social workers and volunteers on programmes for various organisations. Listed below are the beneficiaries that we have worked with:

 

    Lions Befrienders (LB) – Connecting Seniors, Enriching Lives. LB

Lions Befrienders (LB) – Connecting Seniors, Enriching Lives. LB has more than 20 years of history in working with the community to provide friendship and care for seniors to age in place with community participation, enabling them to enjoy meaningful and enriching lives. Since inception, we have reached out to some 20,000 seniors under our Befriending and Community Outreach Services, with the help of more than 3,000 trained volunteers.

For more information, please visit http://www.lionsbefrienders.org.sg

 

  Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre (HSHFSC)

Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre (HSHFSC) is the first centre set up by Society of Sheng Hong Welfare Services (SSHWS) in January 2000. Its mission is to serve as a neighbourhood focal point that anyone can turn to for any matters relating to family. Our aim is to promote, enhance and maintain the well-being of individuals & families. We believe that well-adjusted individuals build strong family & community. On the other hand, stable family nurtures the healthy growth of individuals & fosters harmonious community.

We have completed our distribution of all the 12 bicycles to children from needy families. They were very happy and appreciative of the special gifts received. To many of them, it is the first time that they receive such expensive gifts. Please send our thanks and appreciation to Schroders for the generous sponsorship.
- Sara Tan, Executive Director, Society of Sheng Hong Welfare Services & Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre.

For more information, please visit http://www.shenghong.org.sg

 

   Care Corner Singapore Ltd

Care Corner Singapore Ltd is an IPC registered non-profit organisation that reaches out to the less fortunate, at-risk and disadvantaged in the community. Established since 1981, our vision is to impact the lives of people in Singapore by providing Care and sharing Love.  Our strategically planned services aim to strengthen and empower vulnerable families, nurture and develop children and youth towards positive self-identity, and care for and support vulnerable seniors to age well in place.

For more information, please visit https://www.carecorner.org.sg

 

   EQUAL-ARK Singapore Ltd

EQUAL-ARK Singapore Ltd is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and a Full Member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) under the Children, Youth & Family sector. EQUAL-ARK’s mission is to help vulnerable youth remain engaged in the community through education and employment, through a philosophy of equine-assisted learning.

For more information, please visit https://www.equal.org.sg

 

   Children’s Cancer Foundation

Children’s Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families through enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being. Founded in 1992, CCF provides children with cancer and their families the much needed support in their battle against life threatening illness. Over the years, CCF has helped more than 2700 children and their families at different stages of the illness.

For more information, please visit https://www.ccf.org.sg

 

SASCO Senior Citizens’ Home

SASCO Senior Citizens’ Home is a registered charity since 1981. Recognising the challenges of the greying population, SASCO commits to providing care for vulnerable seniors through our centre based community care facility and our residential care facility. Through different networks of care, we sustain and keep our seniors active within the community. We currently run 1 Sheltered Home and 4 Day Care Centres.

 

Pertapis Children’s Home

In the year 1991, PERTAPIS established a shelter home for children who were in need of an alternative placement due to reasons such as they have been abused, their parents were incarcerated or from families in difficulties. PERTAPIS Children’s Home is gazetted as a Place of Safety under the Children and Young Persons Act. The Home strives to ensure that quality care, including strong academic foundation as well as self-resilience, is given to every resident in preparation for the reintegration back to society. The Home which is based at Kovan Road is able to accommodate 80 children from the age of 4 to 16 years old.

 

Singapore Children’s Society Jurong Youth Centre

Singapore Children’s Society Jurong Youth Centre is a drop-in centre which focuses on engaging youth meaningfully to develop their strengths, build their self-confidence and pre-empt a path of juvenile delinquency. The Centre targets reaching out to youth by providing them a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment as well as social-emotional education. It reaches out to youth aged 13 to 18 through the TeenStart and TeenzLife programme, conducted at GIG (Gain, Inspire, Give) @ JYC.

 

 

Trybe

Trybe is a community of people who are committed to walk alongside youths, believing that each of them can become a success story in their own right. Here at Trybe, we conduct leadership, service learning and life skills programmes for students as well as workshops for educators and parents. Trybe is also the managing agent of the Community Rehabilitation Centre and the Singapore Boys’ Hostel appointed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) respectively. The work may vary in its medium, but its vision remains the same, Every Youth A Success Story.

 

Camp Simba

Since 2009, Camp Simba is a 3-day camp jointly organised by students from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, for young children whose parents have cancer or have passed away from cancer. To friends and teachers around them, these children appear normal. But with their loved ones fighting against disease or dealing with death, they are often left to fend for themselves, both in their daily lives and emotionally. The grown-ups have various sources of support, but the simple needs of these children are often overlooked. Camp Simba strives to give these children fun, smiles and laughter – simple ingredients to a happy childhood everyone deserves.