South Central Community Family Service Centre (SCC), together with community members* have co-created and co-organised its third annual “I Wish You Enough” Day on the 9 November 2019 at Leng Kee Park. “I Wish You Enough” is a social movement that encourages collaborative action of communities in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
This year’s movement will centre on the theme “Colours of Life: Celebrating Diversity and Togetherness”, bringing light to the issues of poverty, and celebrates the resilience and assets of individuals, families and the community in finding solutions to alleviate poverty. These solutions can be in neighbourly support, generating social capital and economic empowerment. Communities across Singapore are invited to come together on the 9 November from 3pm to 8pm to get to know one another through games, food and entertainment organised by the community, with the purpose of helping each other socially and financially, so that everyone will have enough.
This “I Wish You Enough” Day is SCC’s third installment, following the success of the first two events started since 2017. The event has grown significantly, from 148 active contributors in the first year, to over 600 in 2018. This year, a crowd of over 1,000 is expected to attend. As with past years’ tradition, the event is led by the community comprising of members, partnering organisations, and volunteers, a joint effort towards SCC’s vision of poverty transformation. The event is graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr. Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, and Second Minister for National Development, who will take the lead in the tossing of “Lojak” (a new word combining “Lo-Hei” and “Rojak” suggested by the community), signifying the coming together of different cultures and celebrating diversity in Singapore.
*Members (a socially inclusive terminology to refer to clients, individuals and families served, with residents/citizens who live in the community and community at large).
SCC will be one of the four beneficiaries supported through this fundraising Education Benefit Gala Dinner presented by Novena Global Lifecare on 14 December 2019. This is in support of our new upcoming transformational initiative DREAMS Academy.