There’s one thing that hasn’t changed in the last 54 years. The way we embrace change.

 

The year was 1965. We stood on the brink of change. Change so massive that people said we wouldn’t make it. But we did.

What was it that allowed us to rise above and ride the winds of change? We believe it’s an unwavering commitment to our pledge. To embrace our differences as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion.

As we progress as a nation, let us go beyond. Not just regardless of the differences we recite in our pledge, but regardless of gender, class and ability too.

Because there’s one thing that hasn’t changed in the last 54 years. It’s the way we embrace change. Together.

Here’s a video that celebrates the inspiring women who led us on this journey of change.

Introducing our Founding Mothers.

#WeWillGetThere

#SG4SG

#HelloChange


Founding Mothers of Singapore

Elizabeth Choy

War heroine, politician and teacher

The unshakeable, fearless Elizabeth ‘Gunner Choy’ got her nickname while serving in the Singapore Volunteer Corps. Her resilience and courage later helped her endure 193 days of torture without breaking during the Japanese Occupation. After the war, she continued to make a difference in the lives of Singaporeans through her work in politics and education.

Hajjah Fatimah

Philanthropist and one of Singapore’s first businesswomen in the 1800s

One of Singapore’s first businesswomen, Hajjah Fatimah single-handedly took over her late husband’s business and turned it into a booming steamship and sailboat-based trading operation. She also gave back to her community generously by building houses for the poor and constructing a mosque (now known as Masjid Hajjah Fatimah).

Checha Davies

Social worker, women’s rights activist and lecturer

Checha Davies defied convention to advance the status of women in Singapore. Through her work for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), she truly lived by the motto of ‘by love serve one another’, even selling her home to ensure the completion of the YWCA hostel for low-income women.

Learn more about them and other amazing women whose contributions changed our lives in Singapore.

Regardless Of Class And Ability

Today, there are various groups leading our nation on this journey of change. At StarHub, we are privileged to be part of this journey to embrace our differences too. Be part of this change in helping them make a difference in the lives of our fellow Singaporeans.


SACS Integrated Employment Services

SACS Integrated Employment Services helps those with mental health conditions sustain steady employment so that they are able to reintegrate into the community and regain their sense of self-worth.

In partnership with Community Chest, SACS Integrated Employment Services is a programme supported by StarHub.


Metta School

Metta School helps children with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders to gain an academic foundation and functional skills to lead independent, fulfilling lives.

In partnership with Community Chest, Metta School is a programme supported by StarHub.

 


Nurture Programme

Nurture prepares children in need for success by giving them equal access to education - through a 40-week community Communications and Problem-Solving programme that builds their confidence and guides them to become self-directed learners.


Behind The Scenes


A Big Thank You To

Schools

Radin Mas Primary School

Tanjong Katong Primary School

Xingnan Primary School

 

Organisations

Central Singapore Community Development Council

Community Chest

National Heritage Board

Singapore Council of Women's Organisations