Being Hopeful Even in the Face of Injustice

Vatey hopeful in the face of injustice
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" The sixteen-year-old hesitated for a moment, her dark brows furrowing as she pouted her lips, deep in thought. We glanced at each other, worried. Was it too soon? It was indeed a normal question to ask any teenager on the brink...

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Empower a Woman, Save a Generation

Celebrating International Women's Day on 3 March 2018
3 March 2018 - Empower a girl, and you will save her entire generation! Bearing their own style, these classy women have forged their unique paths in life. Yet each of them converge on a profound determination to step out of their comfort zone, or stick their heels in when faced...

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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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Collaborating to Heal and Build

Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church take action for good_article featured image
At HAGAR, we are committed to do whatever it takes to see a broken life restored. And by that, it also means recognising the strengths of others and cooperating with them so that our clients have the best outcomes. Our work is enabled by partner agencies, governments, corporates, institutions, churches, donors,...

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Former Street Child Turns Medical Doctor

Street child turned medical doctor
12 September 2017 - 40 supporters and donors came together to hear from Dr Rithy and understand how his hope was renewed through the many years of support from HAGAR. His sharing was filled with with many personal stories and intimate details of his childhood which was heartbreaking to hear. Abandoned...

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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 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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Our Families Will Always Be At Our Side

Our families will always be at our side
Hoa left her home in Vietnam and went to Malaysia with a friend three years ago in search of employment opportunities. She badly needed the money because dad was paralysed after a meeting with a motorbike accident and mom was in extreme distress that required treatment but the family could...

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Formidable Alliances for Hope

Partnerships
The work of HAGAR cannot be done alone. And we are always glad to welcome partners who are willing to join us in restoring and empowering broken lives to wholeness. If you have a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, an Advocacy Network or a Rights Watch Group, a Missions Team, or you...

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Freedom from the Prison of Guilt and Violence

Mahida
Mahida was acquainted with violence from an early age, when an enemy of her family attacked them with an explosion, resulting in the death of her sister. When Mahida’s father passed away, her mother remarried to an older man who already had eight children with another woman. When she...

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