Hagar Gift Catalogue – Transform Lives with a Simple Gift

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Ever wondered what is the one of the best ways to help a needy child who has been severely abused and has lost the reason to live on? In Hagar’s Gift Catalogue, you will find many stories of victims who had gone through much multiple traumatic events in their lives....

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Courage takes on a New Meaning

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Personal account by Ms Lynette Lim, a Hagar Singapore volunteer. It was a Monday evening after work. I grabbed my handbag, dashed out of a meeting and jumped into a taxi in front of me. "Uncle, Changi Airport please. I'm running very late, could you please get me there within 30...

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The Unimaginable Wager; Risking It All for Freedom

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A story about refugees in Cambodia by Michael Hirsch, Hagar Cambodia Refugee Project Manager   This is impossible, but try: Imagine your country is wracked by civil war -- bombings, killings, missing persons, interrogations, imprisonments, displacement... Fear so palpable that you feel it in your empty gut, you see it in faces of children...

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When Mercy Meets Courage

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Personal reflection by Camy Low, Hagar Singapore volunteer. Camy met Nita for the first time when the little Cambodian girl came to Singapore for her medical check-up last month. Though the 9-year-old escaped death, each day she carries on her body scars from the brutal attack. Read more about Nita's story...

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Almost every day, this fact hits home - we see bad things happen to good people, innocent children. People who don't deserve brutality. Last month, we posted the story of Nita. Permanently scarred by an acid attack with the loss of her sight, it is hard to imagine...

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Singapore Youth Mobilisation for Social Change

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It first started with students of Swiss Cottage Secondary School, raising funds to provide catch-up education for victim survivors of human rights abuse. This was organised in conjunction with International Friendship day on April 17, to commemorate the spirit of friendship and giving towards the underprivileged in neighbouring countries and...

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10 Things I Learned about Human Trafficking

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1) Almost all the women and children victims we’ve encountered come from very broken families. Their family unit is not intact and often times extremely dysfunctional. For example, there are parents who have abused or sold their children and there are families suffering from debilitating poverty, various addictions and mental...

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No Amount of Money Can Buy the Precious Gift of Life

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Poignant reflection from Camy Low, a Singapore volunteer who made a recent visit to Hagar projects in Cambodia. Camy serves on the Volunteer Committee of Hagar Singapore.   Travelling through the dirt-paved streets of Cambodia, it is hard to imagine that a fellow human being could undergo such tremendous suffering, pain and...

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Singapore Students Celebrate Compassion

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In the month of April, schools in Singapore celebrated International Friendship day to commemorate and nurture in the students, the spirit of friendship and collaboration, and to enhance their  understanding and relationship with their neighbouring countries and beyond.   However, one particular school went a step further by leveraging on this...

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A Breakthrough for trafficking in persons – Shaima’s Story

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Less than two years ago, 21 year-old Shaima was a teacher in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. Over the next 18 months, she experienced the worst deception. The man who promised her the world raped her and gave her to his friends to rape as well. It was her cruel initiation...

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