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300+

Happy Children

70+

Caring Volunteers

10

Years of Experience

1

Common Goal

At the Heart
of Arc

We are committed to provide the best care to all our children. Keeping children well and happy will always be at the center of Arc’s mission and goal.

Just as an arc refers to part of a circumference of a circle, we at Arc Children’s Centre are committed to forming a meaningful part of the Circle of Care for children in need.

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Like how a star lights up the night sky, our star shows that hope can illuminate even the weariest heart. Arc aims to be a sanctuary where hope shines for the children and families in our care.
Our star icon consists of 5 arcs. Each arc represents one of our 5 core values:

Simplicity

To first and foremost meet the basic needs of the families in our care, while giving thanks to life’s simple gifts

Our Vision :

For every child who comes, to find joy again

Our Mission is to :

  • Provide a sanctuary for each child’s holistic development and learning
  • Inspire confidence to lead a fulfilling life
  • Nurture a supportive community for the children and their families

Our History :

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A BOY NAMED RAPHAEL.

Raphael was a brave little boy who lost his fight with cancer. Before his passing, Raphael had shared that his hope was for children to have a safe, welcoming place to rest and spend the day. His selfless wish is what spurred the creation of Arc, so other children like Raphael will benefit. The “R” in our name is a loving tribute to him.

 

SINCE JULY 2011, ARC HAS HELPED >240 CHILDREN WITH CANCER OR A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS AND >80 OF THEIR SIBLINGS.

As an independent charity centre, everything we do for the kids is made possible thanks to the kindness and generosity of public donations and corporate sponsorships.

Facilities

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A new place, bright and cheery!

Arc’s premises feature an indoor play area complete with slides and climbing wall, as well as multi-sensory corner and custom-made library with cosy reading nooks for the children.

The open, modular setup allows versatile maximisation of space for both educational and enrichment activities to take place.

Team

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Mrs. Goh Chok Tong

PATRON

"It is wonderful to see how dedicated the team has been to nurturing and enriching our children’s lives in a joyful and healthy environment. Above all, it is heartening to see how this mission remains anchored and entirely fuelled by love and the generosity of the community.

All of us remain grateful to our generous donors, including the foundations and corporations choosing to commit their corporate social responsibility initiatives with Arc, as well as our invaluable volunteers."
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Dr Rita Yeoh
Chairman Emeritus

(deceased June 2022)

"As I reflect on Arc’s life-changing work, I could not help but wonder why our wonderful team of teachers, staff and volunteers do what they do. It may seem obvious that as a responsible charity, Arc is expected to ensure that it remains well run and its work remains effective and sustainable. I can affirm that Arc qualifies all of these but what is at the heart of Arc’s mission? It is not purely for charity which most understand as lending a helping hand to those in need. The very calling of Arc is love – to bring true and committed love to our children."
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Mr Chia Ngiang Hong

CHAIRMAN

Group General Manager, City Developments Limited
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Dr Sheila Vasoo

VICE CHAIRMAN

Senior Consultant and Rheumatologist, The Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic
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Sharon Yee Yin Yin

TREASURER

Director (SE Asia), BNP Paribas Wealth Management
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Prof Chan Mei Yoke

DIRECTOR

Senior Consultant, Paediatric Haematalogy / Oncology, KK Women's & Children's Hospital
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Dr Lilian Leong

DIRECTOR

Retired Dental Surgeon
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Dr Frances Yeap

DIRECTOR

Consultant, Paediatric Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Programme, Paediatric Haematology / Oncology National University Children's Medical Institute, NUH

Geraldine Lee

Co-Founder & Centre Head

Ronita Paul

Co-Founder & Centre Head

Geralding Wong

Assistant Centre Head

Plus a team of dedicated staff

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