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The Red Pencil (Singapore)

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What does The Red Pencil (Singapore) do?

The Red Pencil (Singapore) is a registered charity and Institution of Public Character that provides arts therapy to children, adults, and low-income families who have experienced traumatic life circumstances such as illness, violence, or abuse. They partner with various institutions like hospitals, foster homes, and prisons to incorporate arts therapy into their existing psycho-social programs. The creative process of arts therapy allows service users to express emotions, gain self-confidence, and find hope for a happier life. By breaking cycles of helplessness and violence, reducing stress and trauma, and offering a means of expression towards resilience, The Red Pencil (Singapore) helps vulnerable individuals grow into healthy and happy human beings. Anyone can benefit from arts therapy at any stage in their life.

Founded

2012

People

tay cheng kim karen, de groote vandenborre laurence marie, chong huai seng, alain vandenborre

Causes

Health & WellnessChildrenEducation

Highlights

  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 2012
  • Published yearly Annual Reports

Society Impact

  • Providing arts therapy to vulnerable individuals, including children and adults who have experienced traumatic life circumstances such as illness, violence, abuse, or foster care.
  • Partnering with various institutions like hospitals, family centers, elderly homes, shelters, schools, and prisons to incorporate arts therapy into their existing psycho-social programs.
  • Helping service users express their emotions through creative processes, leading to release, relief, self-confidence, empowerment, and hope for a better life.
  • Promoting resilience and long-term recovery of vulnerable individuals from all walks of life by providing them with tools for coping with stress, trauma, and adversity.
  • Breaking vicious cycles of helplessness

Donation Income

Program Expense Ratio

This is the percentage of the charity's total expenses that are spent on its core programs. A higher percentage suggests that more money is going directly to the cause, rather than being spent on administrative or fundraising expenses.