The Red Pencil (Singapore)
||Children, Teenagers, Adults, Senior citizens, Disabled, Abuse, Domestic violence, Mental health conditions, Long-term illnesses, Terminal illnesses, Trauma
|Participated in the YFC programme before?:
|Name of Representative
When we rescue the child, we save the adult. The Red Pencil (Singapore) founded and nurtured in Singapore in 2011, is a registered charity with Institute of Public Character (IPC) status and is a member of the National Council of Social Services. It is with the support received here that helps us grow and reach out to many more beneficiaries with arts therapy in both Singapore and our international humanitarian missions. We are dedicated to the resilience and rebuilding of vulnerable children and families who are undergoing overwhelming life circumstances and are unable to express their thoughts and difficult emotions through verbal means. Arts therapy is a unique form of counselling which combines psychological theories with arts (drawing, music and dance) and the creative process. It unlocks emotional expression by facilitating non-verbal communication and involving the brain and body in ways that verbal language does not. For vulnerable populations living with traumatic experiences such as severe illnesses, abuse, negligence and abandonment, conflicts, disaster crises, arts therapy helps to relief pain and suffering, to develop resilience and self-empowerment, for them to move towards a more hopeful, happier life.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
We intend to direct the funds to our operational needs in marketing and communications, so that we can continue to raise awareness for The Red Pencil (Singapore).
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The students can come to the office again to learn more about our Singapore programmes in detail. They can also participate in our community programmes as volunteers.