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Collaborating with Community Working with the People, for the People Community support is key to SINDA. SINDA’s initiatives are further strengthened by individuals and organisations joining hands with SINDA in reaching out to those in need. Tapping on the community’s resources and forging sustainable partnerships with organisations, has enabled SINDA to move forward in its mission.

The Indian Businessleaders’ Roundtable Established in 2011 under the auspices of SINDA, the Indian Business-leaders’ Roundtable (IBR) is a high-synergy platform consisting of 90 respected Indian entrepreneurs and professionals in Singapore. In 2014, as a true testament to capitalising on expertise and networks, IBR raised a total of $307,000 through a fundraiser to support SINDA’s e-learning initiatives for three consecutive years.

Collaboration with MOE schools and teachers In 2014, SINDA continued its collaboration with various educational institutions to conduct its programmes. In 2014, 380 SINDA Liaison Officers (SLOs) were appointed. These SLOs played a crucial role in helping SINDA reach out to students in need of assistance and spread awareness on SINDA’s programmes and services.

Sustainable Community Partnerships SINDA actively seeks and welcomes partnerships and collaborations with organisations both

within and outside the community. This enables SINDA to extend its reach and assistance to as many children and families as possible. In 2014, SINDA forged several first-time collaborations: Rajah and Tann Singapore LLP Contributed funds towards sustaining SINDA’s Back to School Festival till 2016. Essilor Vision Foundation, BridegAble, NPS International and Singapore Polytechnic Concerted collaboration to offer underprivileged students with free vision screenings and spectacles. Malabar Gold & Diamonds Contributed funds towards family health fairs which offered free health screening to low-income Indian families. Optimum Solutions, Lighthouse Club, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Established formal ties with SINDA to offer educational scholarships to Indian students.

Community in numbers Donations raised in 2014

$1,910,600 Pre-school teachers and SLOs engaged

450 Indian and religious organisations engaged

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SINDA Annual Report 2014  

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

SINDA Annual Report 2014  

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives