How has 2018 been for you? For us at HAGAR, it seemed unbelievable that we were able to meet many of the stretched goals that we had set at the start of the year. Being able to help over 1,200 women and children across the countries we serve in and seeing each of them take the step towards recovery and empowerment is something we are very thankful for.

We could only achieve this with the support and partnership of donors, companies, schools, churches, volunteers and compassionate individuals who want to make a difference.

Here’s our top 7 highlights of the year!

In a landmark collaboration between HAGAR and the Singapore State Courts with the Community Justice Centre and NUS, a set of picture books was developed to assist vulnerable witnesses in the Singapore courts. The first series for child witnesses was launched in October and are available to the public.

Much of what we know of Afghanistan is shaped by the media and news of terrorism. Sharing candidly, former Executive Director of HAGAR Afghanistan, Anna spoke of the myriad of challenges that plague the country – women targeted for violence, and prepubescent boys trafficked domestically.

Supporters poured out their love and finances for 6-year-old Channey when she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a congenital spine disorder. The operation in Singapore was a great success and 4 months on, the girl is now able to pass urine normally and is completely free from the risk of paralysis.

Swinging into action for charity, 144 golfers took a stand against human trafficking and exploitation, raising a record total of $170,000! Mark 19 July on your calendar for next year’s Hagar Charity Golf Tournament if you are an avid golfer looking to play for a powerful social cause.

Keeping our technologies and systems updated, there was a massive overhaul of the HAGAR website. The result is an improved interface and user experience that makes searching for information much easier. 

Determined to use their skills and time meaningfully this festive season, teams of Singapore doctors, volunteers, and families with young children flew in to Cambodia, providing medical screening to needy children and families and ushering in the festive cheer with Christmas performances and gifts.

With a small staff outfit, volunteers are the backbone of HAGAR, enabling us to achieve lasting impact on the ground. Much of the success in 2018 belongs to our team of faithful and passionate volunteers. Join the HAGAR family and make a difference in the lives of the marginalised in the coming year.

Founded in 1994, HAGAR turns 25 next year. While we celebrate the progress made to combat the deep web of human trafficking and exploitation in Singapore and in countries where HAGAR operates from, it is clear that more than ever, we cannot stop because the perpetrators and criminal rings are not giving up. We hope that more people will take action and join us in our commitment to restore women and children victims of extreme human rights abuses, and empower them to achieve their full potential.

You can start by sharing the information you find on this website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram too. Thank you for taking the time to make a difference in the lives of the marginalised.

From all of us at HAGAR, we wish you and your family good health and best wishes for the new year ahead. God bless, and we certainly hope to see you in 2019!

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By partnering with Hagar, you answer the cries of human suffering. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. Help us transform lives.

Help us transform lives

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By partnering with Hagar, you answer the cries of human suffering. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. Help us transform lives.

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