Empowerment Through Sustainable Employment

An extension of the YWCA Empowering Mums (EM) Programme, the YWCA Weaving programme was set up to provide beneficiary women from marginalised backgrounds with a source of income under flexible work arrangements. 

This was made possible with the generous support from Lee Foundation and UPS.

In this programme, our weaving mums receive free training in the unique art of freeform weaving, where they are equipped with skills to create woven merchandise for sale and conduct weaving workshops for the public.

All proceeds from the woven merchandise and weaving workshops go back to supporting our beneficiary mothers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mum whose child must be a Singaporean or Singapore PR
  • Mum must not be employed in any full-time job elsewhere
  • The family’s per capita household income (Total household income/number of family members in the household) should be $1,500 or below
  • If the per capita household income criteria is not met, the Social Worker should provide other supporting evidence to support the mother’s application

Interested parties may apply through our form below. 


Our Community Impact

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    Women Empowered

How You Can Support


Join our Weaving Workshops

Learn the art of freeform weaving using a floor loom at our 2.5-hour weaving workshops.

Everyone can express their creativity freely through this craft, regardless of age, gender, disability or intellectual aptitude. There are no rules to follow and mistakes to make.

Register for our workshops here.

For corporate teambonding and private event bookings, please email ywcaent@ywca.org.sg for more info.

Purchase our Handwoven Merchandise

If you are looking for meaningful corporate gifts, door gifts for your private events or gifts to yourself or your loved ones, look no further! We have a range of quality products, made with love and care by our beneficiary mothers.

With every woven gift purchased, you are empowering our weaving mothers to weave a better future for themselves and their families.

Visit our e-shop here or subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our popup events!

For customised products, please contact our weaving team at ywcaent@ywca.org.sg for more information.


We Are Recruiting!

Join Us as a Weaving Mum

Contact your nearest Family Service Centre/Social Service Centre to request for a social worker who will apply on your behalf.

Download our Form

Join Us as a Volunteer

Do you love craft and enjoy doing meaningful work?

Email us today to find out how you can be involved!


Get in Touch With Us Today

If have any questions or enquiries, feel free to contact us by clicking the button below.

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