Empowering Mums 2015

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Latest update: Empowering Mums 2 will be run independently by YWCA from 11 November to 31 December 2016. Please contact us for more details.

In celebration of its 140th anniversary, the YWCA, in partnership with Daughters of Tomorrow, have launched the pilot Empowering Mums project focused on equipping back-to-work mothers from low-income families with the relevant skills they need to be employed.

The project targets motivated women who are actively seeking permanent employment but may face barriers due to their disadvantaged backgrounds. Empowering Mums involves first engaging these mothers in a six-week Confidence Curriculum to help them with personal discovery, confidence building and self-presentation skills to make a positive first step towards successful employment. Thereafter, they will each be treated to a makeover to complete their transformative journey before joining the Be Empowered! Career Fair (More information available here).

Topics of the Confidence Curriculum include:
Workshop 1 – Personal Grooming
Workshop 2 – Personal Strengths Discovery
Workshop 3 – (Group Work and Reflection)
Workshop 4 – Tackling Fears and Goal Setting
Workshop 5 – Resume Writing and Interview Skills
Workshop 6 – Transforming Life and Relationship Through Service Mindset

It is hoped that by providing these mothers with the skills, support and chance they need and nurturing their confidence, they can secure better employment for themselves, becoming empowered to provide for and inspire their families.

We seek to work with dedicated partners and employers who believe in our cause to give these women the boost they need to lift their families. As many helping hands come together to reach out to our mothers, their multi-stressed burdens can be better understood and alleviated, and their children can have the brighter future they deserve.

Please contact Ms Ling Goh here or at 6223 1227 for more enquiries about the project and to partner us in this meaningful new initiative.

We acknowledge our Employment Partners who are willing to hire with a heart and sustain a positive professional working relationship with employees from low-income families who typically face multiple stressors.

They will undergo a compulsory employment engagement session will be run on Saturday, 1 August, 9am-12pm to facilitate better staff communication and retention. This session will be facilitated through a Poverty Simulation Workshop to induct employers into the unique needs and circumstances of low-income families.

Employment partners will also be exhibiting at the Be Empowered! Career Fair targeted at job-seekers from various Family Service Centres and social service agencies island-wide. Flexible employment arrangements are also encouraged to be featured at the public fair.

We would like to especially thank our following 2015 Empowering Mums Employment Partners below for their dedication to employ and work alongside the disenfranchised in our community to overcome poverty:

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EduSnap Pte Ltd Elitez Pte Ltdelitez.png The Garden Slug LLP
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Jean Yip GroupJean Yip Group_LOGO Jill Lowe (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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The LOOMs Workshops Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Primestaff Management Serviceshttp://www.primestaff.com.sg
Sakae Holdings Ltd Select Group LtdSelect group Sew Into It LLPsewintoit
The Wok People Pte Ltdwok pple Woodlands Transport Services Pte Ltd YWCA Child Development Centres & Fort Canning Lodge2fclbloglogo


We would like to thank our following event partners who are working with us to make this project possible:

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Makeover Partner Jean Yip Group_LOGO

We would like to thank our following community partners who have referred our special Empowered Mums:

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Care Corner
Care Corner FSC (Tampines)
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Fei Yue FSC (Bukit Batok)
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Thye Hua Kwan FSC @ Jurong
Thye Hua Kwan FSC @ Macpherson
Thye Hua Kwan FSC @ Tanjong Pagar