Community events are a large part of BT BAF and every year, the community and children come together to raise funds for our BT BAF beneficiaires. These fundraising events builds and encourages the community to give back to those that are less fortunate to cultivate empathy, acceptance and kindness at a young age.
(an annual charity concert since 2005)
ChildAid is one of Singapore’s biggest annual children’s charity concerts organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times. It is in aid of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which provides children and youth from low-income families with pocket money to help them through school, and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which provides them with a structured arts training and the opportunity to develop their artistic talents.
ChildAid is an annual charity concert featuring talents under the age of 19, and is in aid of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. It is organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times, two newspapers published by Singapore Press Holdings.
The concert is a platform for young talents who have excelled in their field to showcase their talent, be it in singing, playing a musical instrument or dancing. Some of ChildAid’s past performers have won scholarships overseas to further hone their talent and some have also progressed to perform on an international stage.
(an annual community event since 2008)
Children for Children (CFC) is an annual community event held in conjunction with Children’s Day. Initiated in 2008 and jointly organised by CHIJ (Kellock), The RICE Company Limited and The Business Times, CFC brings children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to one of Singapore’s iconic attractions to celebrate Children’s Day.
Pupils from CHIJ (Kellock) play host to 1,000 or more of their less privileged peers and engage them with entertaining performances as well as arts and craft activities. This makes CFC a meaningful initiative with children bringing joy to other children.
CFC is also a fundraising initiative for two children funds: The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. With corporations coming on board to volunteer and donate towards this cause, CFC encapsulates the virtuous cycle of giving and sharing between the larger community and the underprivileged.