The Boon Fund
Wong Heng Boon
The Boon Fund was created in 2012 by Aquaint Property Ltd (formerly Azea Property Investment), in collaboration with ONE (SINGAPORE), to honour the memory of Wong Heng Boon.
Known as Boon to those close to him, Wong Heng Boon, a pioneer of Azea Property Investment, died in 2011 at the age of 32 after a fall. Aquaint Property has so far pledged $30,000 to ONE (SINGAPORE)’s Corporate Adoption Programme to support beneficiary programmes and the ONE (SINGAPORE) campaign to Make Poverty History.
Projects funded to date include a shelter for abused migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Singapore as well as a programme that provides milk to disadvantaged children in Indian slums.
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MILK FOR CHILDREN
Care & Share, a community based nonprofit operating in the slums of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, India, characterizes its humanitarian work as a ‘drop in the ocean’ of poverty and destitution. Its milk programme not only aids nutrition, it also entices children to come to school.
Aquaint Property’s donation has funded the purchase and distribution of over 100,000 glasses of milk to impoverished children living in the slums of Vijayawada, India in Andhra Pradesh.
The programme ran from June 2012 till July 2013.
SHELTER AND TRAINING FOR ABUSED MIGRANTS
HOME – the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics — assists abused and exploited migrant workers in Singapore, many of whom are also victims of human trafficking. Aquaint Property’s donation helped provide food and shelter to thirty migrants for one month and skills training for an additional twelve people.
Aquaint is also committed to supporting ONE (SINGAPORE)’s mission to raise public awareness and take concrete actions to Make Poverty History and create The World We Want, a just world where no one is poor.