ALERT: Graphic Designers and Translators Needed!

Practical ways to contribute
HAGAR is looking for volunteers who are skilled in graphic design and those who are able to provide translation assistance at the therapy programmes and training sessions for our beneficiaries.   If you have at least 1 weekday or half a weekend to spare, and wish to make a difference in...

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Because Every Child Deserves A Chance to Good Health

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When we are sick, we go and see a doctor. Medical treatment is relatively affordable and readily accessible in Singapore. But for many children living in impoverished conditions in Cambodia, medical care is far from their reach; something that they can only dream of. In December 2017, a team of Singapore doctors...

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“I Didn’t Think Anyone Would Ever Want to Marry Me”

Longdy and Ah Ny_article feature
6 January 2018 marked a special day for all of us at HAGAR. It was not a national holiday but the wedding of dear Longdy, a trafficking survivor that we had cared for since he was a child.
Photo of Longdy by TNP Choo Chwee Hua Meet Longdy...

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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

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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

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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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