As the Singapore Children’s Society marks 70 years in 2022, we celebrate the lives we have had a hand in shaping, the difference that our work has made and the people who were with us along the way.

Established in 1952 to help malnourished, poor, abused, and neglected children, we have grown in both reach and impact over the years. Our services have also evolved to meet changing needs. In 1956, we set up a Convalescent Home along the Changi seafront where sick children could go to recover. Since then, the Society, supported by its stakeholders, has grown to include more than 10 service centres islandwide, providing a variety of services that protect and nurture children, youth and families in need.

The theme of our year-long celebration is “70 years of bringing hopes and smiles”. To that end, we’ve made an open call to those who have shared in our journey and all that we have achieved, including past and present beneficiaries, volunteers, and staff, to submit artwork that will be used on our anniversary collaterals, photo memories, and testimonials on the impact the Society has made on their lives.

Former beneficiary of Student Care @ Children’s Society, Ms Alice Ng, fondly remembers water play sessions at pools and outings to the zoo, bird park and beaches. Now 35, she still maintains the bonds forged with the social workers she encountered.

“I’ve come to know quite a few social workers whom I fondly address as Aunty Esther, Bee Joo Jie Jie and Aunty Wah Khoon. They gave me a lot of good advice and I hold them very close to my heart to this day,” says Alice. 

Gleneagles Hospital opening: Alice and the beneficiaries of Student Care @ Children’s Society performed at the opening ceremony of the hospital in 1966 for then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong

Sir Ludvig Kong Yeow Onn, 18, a former beneficiary of JYC @ Children’s Society, captured his journey with the youth centre in a piece of art.

“The road represents our journey at JYC, and the hands symbolise the guidance, love and caring support that helped us during the long journey. At the end of the road, there is a bright doorway shaped like an arrow. It symbolises that the next stage of our life will be better,” says Ludvig.

Has the Society and its work touched your life in some way? If you have photo memories or testimonials that can add to our 70th Anniversary celebration, get in touch with us at

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