The Little Sisters Fund
In celebration of International Women’s Day, J’s Restaurant organises a luncheon where lunch is on them! Guests are welcome to pay whatever they like and all proceeds are donated to ONE (SINGAPORE)’s MDG Fund. In turn, ONE (SINGAPORE) has supported the Little Sisters Fund, which enables girls in Nepal to stay in school. Not only do the girls receive an education, they are also less susceptible to child labour, child marriage and human trafficking.
Thanks to the support of J’s Restaurant, its patrons and friends, ONE (SINGAPORE) has been able to ensure that 24 girls stay in school.
- 2013 – J’s Restaurant supports the education of 8 girls in a rural area of Nepal for one year!
- 2014 – J’s Restaurant and its friends triple their support to sponsor the education of 24 girls for one year!
For more information about ONE (SINGAPORE)’s Concrete Actions Programme, please contact us at info@ onesingapore.org.
EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION
The Little Sisters Fund provides scholarships for economically disadvantaged girls in Nepal. Since it was started in 1998, LSF has assisted more than 1450 girls, many of whom have become mentors, after graduating, for younger ‘little sisters’.
Since 2013, J’s Restaurant has supported the education of girls through LSF’s School Scholarship programme, which pays for tuition, school supplies, uniforms and books for girls in semi-private and government schools. The first 8 girls sponsored by J’s Restaurant are in Primary 3 – 6 at Shree Bhawani Higher Secondary School in Kakani, Nuwakot, Nepal.
ONE (SINGAPORE) and its partners first supported LSF in 2008, providing a long-term sponsorship for a girl who still corresponds with Singapore youth.
PROMOTING DISCUSSION & AWARENESS
J’s Restaurant and its predecessor, El Toro, have collaborated with ONE (SINGAPORE) to host discussion sessions and events. Social entrepreneurs and corporate leaders joined a panel to discuss whether businesses “can do well and do good” at the same time. On another occasion, El Toro held a dinner for volunteers from The Cuff Road Project and TWC2 to thank them for their work. J’s dedication to women’s issues is not limited to The Little Sisters Fund; a sister company, Joy Ventures, has also organised events to celebrate women.