Every donation to the Bright Horizons Fund makes a difference

Learn about the Bright Horizons Fund

By giving to the Bright Horizons Fund, you help give thousands of children from low-income families the foundation for a bright future.

The Bright Horizons Fund is NTUC First Campus’ charity fund and is registered as an Institute of Public Character. We provide financial support and a holistic range of programmes for preschool children from low-income families. These programmes cater to the children’s overall learning and well-being, and have impacted more than 38,000 children since its inception in 2008.

Make an impact: See how your donation makes a difference

It’s because of generous donors like you that the Bright Horizons Fund is able to help so many children and their families. Our programmes make a difference because they ensure that no child is deprived of a quality preschool experience due to the financial constraints of the family.

We are developing new programmes and extending assistance all the time to help families when they face unexpected hardships. Here are just a few of our most recent initiatives that donations have made possible.

Close to

$3m

Funds disbursed from
BHF in 2023

6,400

Children benefitted
from BHF programmes in 2023

5,100

Families benefitted from
BHF programmes in 2023

Thank you very much for your generosity. Your help will go a long way to improve the lives and future of the children and families we serve together. We look forward to your continued strong partnership to shape lives and light paths.

Mr Heng Chee How
Chairman, Bright Horizons Fund

Fun(d) Engine

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Explore these stories that tell how we have made an impact on families.

  • Brightening up young lives through small but emotionally significant gestures

    For Susie Ang, who works in the healthcare sector, COVID-19 presented a different set of challenges. As a front liner in an essential service, Susie must continue to work even…

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  • Six months 100% Pre-school Fee Offset, so that children from low-income families can continue to learn and grow in school

    March 2020. COVID-19 was sweeping across the world, halting global air travel. Tengku Halid Faizal was extremely worried. With no tourists, his limousine business whittled to a trickle, and he…

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  • My First Skool children learn more about caring for others and giving back to the community through making craft for fundraising

    A turtle made of a plastic bottle, Minion drawstring bags, Minnie Mouse pouches – what do these items have to do with empathy and compassion? These are crafts made by…

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  • Empowering families for long-term success

    One of the unique strengths of NTUC First Campus (NFC) is the support that we extend to children and their families. The Child Support Model (CSM) at NFC enables our…

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  • Nurturing children, our most valuable assets

    Prior to joining NTUC First Campus (NFC), I was with another organisation that worked with children and youths. One particular experience made a big impact on my life, and that…

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  • Extending crucial support for success

    The Child Support Services (CSS) unit at NTUC First Campus (NFC) supports the learning of children who have been flagged as having learning difficulties. As the Lead Learning Support Educator,…

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  • Building relationships to level the field

    As a Child Enabling Executive (CEE) at NTUC First Campus, I provide social support to identified children and their families. I monitor the children’s well-being, follow up on the reasons…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Vritik

    Alleviating the Struggle for Food and Essentials

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my husband was stuck in Malaysia for an extended time. I had to juggle work, household matters as well as single-handedly care for my son…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Melissa

    Assistance that Goes Beyond the Extra Mile

    Our small family was burdened with a number of challenges a few years ago when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis affected his employment as a cleaning supervisor.…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Alesha

    Wholistic Support Eases the Burden

    A background of violence in the family has left me to bring up my children largely on my own. While I am working full-time at a fast food restaurant, finances…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Father of Bryan and Eden

    No Financial Barriers to Quality Education

    My delivery job does not make enough for me to support my family, so my wife has to work to supplement the family income. We had to send our children…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Aryyan & Zaydan

    Discovering a Sense of Belonging

    Both my children were living with their aunt previously as both my husband and I were working. But eventually we decided to have our children come back to live with…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Medina

    Support through the Pandemic and Beyond

    After my work contract as a call centre operator was terminated, things became even more difficult for my family. My husband is a dispatch rider, and his income was insufficient…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Shaista and Shazia

    Lightening the Load and Bringing Smiles

    With a household of seven living in a rental flat, life has always been a little tough for my family. Added to that is the challenge of bringing up three…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Cinta and Asif

    A Welcome Lifeline

    When our children were first enrolled in MFS, my husband and I were both unemployed and faced financial difficulties. With seven children to bring up in a 2-room flat, conditions…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Marzuqi

    Early Intervention Support brings Success

    As a single mother, it was a struggle to bring up my child on my own. I was the sole breadwinner and had to handle everything with regard to household…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Ashryn

    It Takes a Village

    My husband is the sole breadwinner in the family as I am suffering from kidney issues and need to go for regular dialysis treatments, making me unfit for work. However,…

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  • #WhatBeneficiariesSay
    Mother of Mingfa

    Support that Makes a Difference

    MFS has had a positive impact on my son’s life. Since joining the centre in 2020, he has adapted well and made much progress in his learning. He can socialise…

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  • Encouragement and support to become better parents

    When my children were enrolled in My First Skool (MFS) in 2018, the centre introduced the Bright Horizons Fund (BHF) to me and encouraged me to apply for it. With…

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  • Partnering to become confident parents

    My delivery job does not make enough for me to support my family, so my wife has to work to supplement the family income. We had to send our children…

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  • Clear improvements in habits and behaviour

    My First Skool (MFS) has had a positive impact on my son’s life. Since joining in March 2020, he has adapted well and made much progress in the centre. He…

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  • Care extended in many practical ways

    With a household of seven living in a rental flat, life has always been a little tough for my family. Added to that is the challenge of bringing up three…

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A note of appreciation

We are thankful to our cherished partners and friends for their generous donations to the Bright Horizons Fund. Through their contribution, we are able to create possibilities and opportunities for children from low-income families to enjoy high-quality and holistic education.

Our Cherished Partners:

Mr Jimmy Phoon

Mind The Gap 200 Fund

Our Friends That Made This Possible:

Lee Kim Tah Foundation

Mr Albert Cheng

NTUC U Care Fund

Singapore Rubber Millers Association

Bright Horizons Fund Board of Directors

Chairman

Mr Heng Chee How

Deputy Secretary-General,
National Trades Union Congress

Member

Ms Diana Chia

Advisor to Healthcare Services Employees’ Union (HSEU)

Member

Mr Lim Kuang Beng

Advisor, Singapore Industrial and Services Employees’ Union & Education Services Union

Member

Mdm Rahayu Mahzam

Minister of State 
for Ministry of Communications & Information (MCI) and Ministry of Health

BHF Reports

BHF

in the News

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NTUC First Campus rolls out socio-emotional modules for low-income children to equip them for primary school

1 January 2024

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NFC in the News

NFC in the News

Celebrating 15 years of creating bright futures for children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds

10 November 2023

NFC in the News

Media Releases

Preschoolers from My First Skool and day care seniors raise funds for a good cause through creating beautiful flower pots

23 August 2023

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