07th Jul 2019
Happy 13th Anniversary Aidha! On Sunday, 7th July 2019, we celebrated 13 years of women empowerment, inspiring moments and a whole lot of amazing memories with the Aidha community.
30th Jun 2019
We ended June with a bang! On Sunday, 30th June, we had over 30 Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) set out with a group of Aidha ambassadors and volunteers to trek along the Macritchie Reservoir trail.
23rd Jun 2019
It was an insightful day for Aidha students who attended the social media workshop with Aidha's communications manager, Ida Supahat and over 30 students and alumni attended the workshop.
02nd Jun 2019
Aidha organised a Personal and Financial Goals Workshop for Women of Shakti, a HOME subsidiary and the 1st and only women empowerment group set up by and for South Asian (Tamil and Malayalee) domestic workers based in Singapore. The intent of the workshop was to discuss and educate the group present on managing their finances better.
01st Jun 2019
On 1st June, Sassy Mama Singapore held the annual Helper Appreciation Event after an entire month filled with goodies, especially for FDWs!
12th May 2019
On Sunday, 12th May 2019, Aidha and a team of over 100 cyclists, consisting of partners from Anza, Barclays, Cargill, Duff & Phelps, Aidha volunteers and Aidha students, cycled for Aidha's Tour de Singapore in the OCBC Cycle 2019! The event helped us raise awareness for the empowerment of FDWs and lower-income women and reach the fundraising goal of $30,000 in support of Aidha’s life-changing financial literacy and empowerment programmes.
05th May 2019
On Sunday 5th May, Aidha hosted a workshop in partnership with Benefit Cosmetics at UWCSEA Campus. The workshop had an entrepreneurial panel by Christabel Chua (Bellywellyjelly), one of Singapore's best lifestyle & beauty influencers and owner of online fashion store, kāi and a creative eyebrow workshop by Benefit Cosmetics. Christabel Chua spoke about her journey as an entrepreneur and highlighted some great insights that will help our students in their own entrepreneurial path in the future.
10th Apr 2019
After months of planning, we are pleased to announce that Aidha’s inaugural weekday class has started on Wednesday 10th April! This is in partnership with @BNY Mellon and we are so excited to collaborate with them on this. We had 19 students enrolled and they were excited to be part of the first cohort of the weekday class. A big thank you to the BNY Mellon team and especially Ashley Park Frazier who spearheaded the project along with Hwee Choo, Woonlu Tan and Sarat Krovvidi. BNY Mellon has always been a huge supporter of Aidha and we are happy that we are able to continue with the partnership.
07th Apr 2019
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Aidha headed down to the Google Office to learn using Google and its apps to improve personal finance tracking. Around 50 students from Aidha headed to the workshop where volunteers from Google had prepared everything for Aidha student to have an informative yet fun day! During the workshop session, we touched upon many topics like "Learn how to use Google apps to plan activities and budgeting" in an interactive manner which made it all the more interesting.
31st Mar 2019
On Sunday, 31 March, Aidha was invited to be a part of a special event, Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival hosted by Danushka, an Aidha student from Sri Lanka at West Coast Park. It was a celebration of the uniqueness and splendour of their culture and traditions! They commenced the festival by the lighting of the oil lamp that signifies good luck and power. Then, they started out with a beautiful, traditional Sinhalese dance and wrapped up with loads of fun games and activities.
31st Mar 2019
On Sunday, 31st Mar 2019, Janet Evangelista, Aidha's campus manager organised training for our trainees at United World College Dover! We also enlisted expert help from the amazing people at BTS, Darren Lim and Laura Zaccaria to facilitate the training session. The training was conducted so that operations on Sundays can run smoothly and students, mentors and volunteers can enjoy their day at the campus. In addition to that, participants learnt how to work as a team and improve communication skills amongst each other.
10th Mar 2019
On Sunday 10th March, the Aidha community gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Malay Heritage Centre. There was lots of laughter and emotion, resulting in a fun day for everyone! First, we watched a screening of The Helper Documentary which gave a great insight into the lives of FDWs in Hong Kong, and then the IWD poets and photographers presented their #StrongerTogether pieces.
07th Mar 2019
On 7th March, Aidha celebrated its first International Women’s Day event of 2019 at the Facebook office! The event was attended by members of the public who were all there to watch a special screening of The Helper documentary. Afterwards, attendees were joined by 3 panelists who discussed some of the issues that were highlighted in the movie. Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul of Yale NUS college, Aidha’s CEO Ms. Jacqueline Loh, and Aidha alumni Ms Mayrhose Coronado talked about how working conditions can be improved for FDWs, possible policy changes in Singapore, and how regular people can help, amongst other topics.
17th Feb 2019
On Sunday, 17th February, Aidha kicked off its first outreach program for 2019 at the Covenant Presbyterian Church. The program was aimed at introducing Aidha to the Sri Lankan Community of Singapore. We received an extremely warm welcome thanks to Pastor Christina and the very enthusiastic members of the Sri Lankan community.
27th Jan 2019
On Sunday, 27th Jan 2019, a group of Aidha students and their friends headed to Facebook's Asia-Pacific office for a presentation on using Facebook for business. It was quite an exciting day as Aidha partnered with #SheMeansBusiness. Participants learnt how to create engaging content which can be used for business growth. The Facebook team led the presentation and also shared tips on how to use free apps to create content and the importance of privacy/security when using Facebook.
24th Nov 2018
Join Aidha’s annual photography competition that is open to all foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and have your photos featured at our upcoming exhibition on 24th & 25th Nov held at Intersections. Competition winners will receive cash prizes totaling $1500 with a grand prize of $500!
28th Oct 2018
Aidha's biggest and most exciting event! The Graduation Ceremony is a special moment for the whole Aidha community as we celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of 2018.
28th Oct 2018
Aidha Graduation Ceremony is one of the biggest events on the Aidha calendar and this year, we are proud to present 110 Aidha graduates from the Class of 2018!
23rd Sep 2018
Aidha was invited by Centre for Domestic Employees - CDE to run the "Make Your Money Work for You" workshop where we shared tips and tricks on money management to 25 FDWs.
01st Sep 2018
Aidha was invited by Air Amber to participate in the Asian Premiere of "Soufra" at Capitol Theater.
26th Aug 2018
Aidha Business Accelerator (ABA) workshop at the Aidha Sunday Camus to fine tune and refine their business plans under mentor Mr. Paolo Adragna.
19th Aug 2018
Google has been a great partner of Aidha's for a long time and on 19th August, they organised a workshop for ABA to design logos for the alumni's businesses.
08th Jul 2018
On Sunday, July 8th, Aidha partnered with HOME - Humanitarian Organization for Migrant Economics - to host the first-ever Sports Day event open to all domestic workers.
13th May 2018
Kicking off the “Bold is Beautiful” campaign with a make-up grooming session! We have an amazing entrepreneurial panel ready to share tips ranging from beauty to business, giving our participants the best of both worlds! Aidha students unleashed their creativity and told us what it meant to be 100%!
06th May 2018
Both riders and volunteers got up bright and early on a Sunday morning to support Team Aidha in the OCBC CYCLE Event. Our riders ranged from Ansa professional bikers, bikers from Barclay’s and our very own Aidha students.
22nd Apr 2018
Aidha organised a D.I.Y. Skincare Workshop for all FDWs to learn how to make face masks out of household ingredients!
15th Apr 2018
‘When women succeed, we all win’ Aidha and Facebook organized the second edition of #SheMeansBusiness workshop at Facebook Asia-Pacific Office. This workshop allowed our participants to hear from women setting up their businesses and taught women nifty tips and tricks on how to use Facebook for their businesses as well as online safety!
08th Apr 2018
‘Exercise your mind and body’ Aidha held it’s fourth ABA workshop. Aidha alumni had a step-by-step guide to help them get ready for their coveted business pitch competition! After the stressful session, all alumni and mentors engaged in a stress relieving session of yoga.
22nd Mar 2018
Benefit Cosmetics is back with their "Bold is Beautiful" campaign and Aidha was invited to the Benefit brunch and press launch. Aidha's own alumni, Radliyah, shared a touching story of her life struggles and how she overcame them.
18th Mar 2018
Aidha and Breast Cancer Foundation arranged a free Breast Cancer Awareness talk with over 60 Aidha students and other FDWs attending the session. The talk covered causes, symptoms, effects and possible cures with doctors present to give an educational presentation to all the attendees. Esther Sim, a repeated survivor of breast cancer, gave an inspirational talk about her journey.
29th Jan 2018
Aidha and 60 FDWs headed to Facebook’s Asia Pacific office for a tour around the office and a presentation on using Facebook for business. Aidha partnered with #SheMeansBusiness and presented on women in business and how social media platforms can be used for business growth and ways to protect their data safety.
16th Dec 2017
Aidha organised its final event of the year, the Unspoken Life: Aidha Photography Competition & Exhibition 2017! The Opening Night was graced by the media, representatives from Indonesia and Philippines embassy, corporate partners and Aidha supporters. The gallery provided a platform for foreign domestic workers to show off their photography skills, creativity and inspirational stories.
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