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Member Spotlight: Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT)

Member Spotlight aims to highlight the great work carried out by SCWO’s diverse members. For this first feature, we would like to shine the spotlight on one of our new members, Daughters of Tomorrow

Daughters Of Tomorrow’s programmes support women in various ways in the journey towards financial self-sufficiency.

Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) is a registered charity organisation in Singapore whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in building financially independent and resilient families.

Poverty is an invisible problem in Singapore, and many families live on less than $400 per capita income per month. Women from low-income communities face multiple barriers to employment due to child-rearing responsibilities, lack of flexibility in employment practices and lack of accessible training and skills-enhancement opportunities due to resource and time scarcity.

DOT comes in to complement and support existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources to enable each woman on an individual level. By deep-diving into practical day-to-day constraints of these women, we offer hand-holding and individual coaching to help each woman reach regular and sustained employment.

“There is so much untapped potential in the pool of women from the lowest-income segments of our societies who are currently underprivileged, under-utilized, under-served. Once enabled, the extent that they could be contributing would be really significant!” Carrie Tan, DOT’s Executive Director.

Regardless of being a young charity, DOT is growing rapidly. We have over 500 beneficiaries referred to us by more than 40 Family Service Centres and Social Service Offices islandwide. In the past 2 years, more than 100 women have commenced their back-to-work journeys through our confidence building, befriending and mentorship programs. More than 40 have found fruitful income and jobs.

 

Member Spotlight aims to highlight the great work carried out by SCWO’s diverse members.

January 19, 2017
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