EtonHouse Community Foundation popularizes epidemic prevention series picture books to children in China
The pandemic has been a global challenge for us all in 2020. In the spirit of giving back to society, the EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) published the “A new Virus Has Arrived” book to help children understand the virus in a sensitive and meaningful way. As soon as the book was published, it was highly praised by parents and children. Following the positive reception, a second “A Language of Kindness” book was further published to encourage children to be kind and compassionate to other people. It inspired not only the children, but also created meaningful conversations with their parents.
Shortly after “A New Virus Has Arrived” was published, Singapore Member of Parliament Ms. Sun xueling recorded a reading of the book on Facebook. The book is also widely circulated and highly recommended by parents and children in EtonHouse China.
”A new Virus Has Arrived” is available in nine languages and 8,000 copies were distributed to community partners including KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), the Ministry of Education(MOE), Early Childcare Development Agency (ECDA), Children Wishing Well, and Henderson Well Centre. Hoping to help more people understand the virus as well as learn more about preventing it.
From an early stage, the EtonHouse Community Fund was concerned for children impacted by the quarantine or Leave of Absence orders. With the wellbeing of the children at heart, they put together a home learning kit comprising fun experiences and resources for these children. When pandemic occurs, the EtonHouse Community Fund immediate thoughts went out to beneficiaries and the lack of access to technology. They sponsored 23 families in Singapore from the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Child Protection Group with free internet broadband for a period of three months in Singapore so that they too could access home-based learning like their peers.
As a company with strong social responsibility, nearly 40 campuses of EtonHouse International Education Group in China have been taking the responsibilities of contributing to society and giving back to society.
About EtonHouse Community Fund:
EtonHouse International Group was founded in 1995 with more than 100 international schools and pre-schools in more than 12 countries around the world. Together these schools provide high-quality international education to over 12,000 children globally and 61 different nationalities in Singapore alone. the EtonHouse International Group started the EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) in 2015 as a separate entity when they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the group. The Fund is committed to helping children from underprivileged backgrounds to change their lives through education.
Said founder Mrs. Ng Gim Choo, “I have always believed that education and charity are two sides of the same coin. How can you build character without teaching generosity to help the less fortunate? I also believe that the gift of education is the best possible charity we can give because we are investing in a child’s future. So we launch the EtonHouse Community Fund to help children from underprivileged backgrounds to advance their educational goals. Through the power of education, we hope to improve the lives of these children and their families.”
In this “global challenge“, EtonHouse Community Fund will not rest and will continue its efforts to help children, especially those who are from low-income families. Together, we can overcome this!