IT WAS A SPLASH: A Quick Look Back on 2017

2017 highlights article feature
2017 held many milestones for HAGAR. It was a year of adventure and at some point, a roller-coaster ride as we navigated a struggling economy and an increasingly unpredictable global landscape. However, the year ended in jubilee, delivering all of our commitments to the beneficiaries that we care for in Afghanistan,...

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A Singapore Christmas Gift Made with Love

The students at the HAGAR Community Learning Centre in Cambodia were in for a real treat in December. Two days of school were completely overturned and taken over by 23 adults and their children from Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church. Bubbling with enthusiasm, the group of Singaporeans arrived with loads of materials,...

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Run for Freedom with HAGAR

Run for Freedom 2017_article feature image
Making this our 2nd run, a team of 15 runners formed the HAGAR Singapore contingent in the trail towards freedom! They were part of a 70-runner strong team together with supporters and staff from the other HAGAR country offices and HAGAR clients who also ran in the race! Together with...

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Bringing Health to Impoverished Communities

Claire and Alex run for freedom

Not all angels have wings. Some have stethoscopes. And others offer their hands and feet as tools of help.

Close to 40 angels travelled from Singapore to Cambodia in November/December 2017 to provide health screening to the children in Sangkhim Canaan School and the HAGAR Community Learning Centre, and...

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STOP Violence Against Afghan Women and Girls

STOP violence against Afghan women and girls
Since 2008 when HAGAR started working in Afghanistan to restore the broken lives of Afghan women and children, it has been a perennial challenge engaging public compassion and support for this marginalised group. With ongoing media headlines picturing destruction wrought by wars, insurgencies and terror attacks, it inevitably raises doubts...

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From Dust to Glory

Maryam_from dust to glory
At the age of 20, Maryam came to the HAGAR Transitional Care Centre (TCC) in Kabul city, following a lifetime of abuse and suffering. Born to a refugee mother who died during childbirth, Maryam spent her childhood in Iran and Afghanistan after being adopted by an aunt and uncle. From the...

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A Taste of the Truth

A Taste of the Truth
Held at the REDSEA Gallery in Dempsey Hill, the evening saw more than 70 people who turned up to learn more about the challenges that many women and children still face in our modern society today. Singapore remains a popular transit hub and destination country for trafficking activities. Deceived by false...

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URGENT Plea to Save 2 Trafficked Girls and Their Family in Crisis

Appeal for Tania and Priya
HAGAR Singapore has been working to support Tania and Priya in their recovery journey for the last three years. Victims of sex trafficking, both girls have been struck by an unexpected crisis recently and we are calling out for urgent support to help them tide over this difficult period. Tania...

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A Future Full of Light

Mariam - A Future Full of Light
Mariam’s story comes from a programme run by HAGAR Afghanistan, Empowering Women and girls toward Economic Participation (EWEP). An Afghan woman’s right to safe and sustainable work is almost non-existent, especially for those with backgrounds of violence and exploitation. EWEP seeks to bridge the gap for survivors to enter the...

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In Pursuit of Justice

Legal workshop for the ladies helping them understand the legal process, their roles, rights and responsibilities
What happens after a trafficked victim is rescued? Why can’t they head home immediately after the rescue? Hagar Singapore explains this and more. The trauma of being trafficked across borders into slavery and inhumane working conditions is undoubtedly immense. Adding to this mental and emotional pressure is the...

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