• Project Awesome,  Singapore Women's Hall of Fame

    Tiny Artists, Big Impact: Highlights from the AWESOME Art Competition 2023!

    On 15th December 2023, SCWO’s inaugural AWESOME Art Competition closed its submissions at a whopping 94 entries, with many of the artworks featuring our recently inducted honourees. Organised with the aim to encourage young audiences to learn about the inspiring stories in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF), the submissions saw the life journeys of the awesome women depicted in creative ways! As we looked through each of the submissions in detail – reading artwork stories alongside colourful paintings and drawings – we could not help but feel moved by the effort put into each entry. From depicting Lee Mei Yi on a fighter jet fighting a fire-breathing dragon,…

  • Project Awesome,  Singapore Women's Hall of Fame

    AWESOME Art Competition 2023: SCWO’s first art competition is now open for submissions!

    The AWESOME Art Competition is SCWO’s first art competition organised for students and young people. As part of the efforts of our school outreach arm, Project Awesome, the art competition encourages young audiences to learn about the inspiring stories in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) and creates opportunities for them to think about and express their own hopes, dreams, and ambitions.    SCWO’s President, Ms Junie Foo, making her speech at SCWO’s Gala Dinner on 9th October 2023.  The launch of the AWESOME Art Competition was announced during the SCWO’s Gala Dinner on Monday, 9th October. Whether it is through the SWHF’s website or the Awesome Women Of…

  • Singapore Women's Hall of Fame

    In Loving Memory of Khatijun Nissa Siraj

      In loving memory of Khatijun Nissa Siraj, who passed away on 7 March at the age of 97. Khatijun was a pioneer Muslim women’s rights activist who devoted her life to the community and social work. She became the first woman counsellor at the Syariah Court and co-founded the non-profit organisations Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS) and Muslim Women’s Welfare Council. Khatijun was one of the inaugural inductees of the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014.     In the 1950s, Khatijun Nissa Siraj was involved in community and social work and sat on the management committees of organisations such as the Singapore Children’s Society and the Family…