Celebrating International Women’s Month with Daughters Of Tomorrow
International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8, commemorating women's achievements throughout history and raising awareness about women's equality. This year, we’re celebrating IWD by highlighting organisations that are helping build a more equal world every day.
We caught up with Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) - a registered charity organization in Singapore whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in building financially independent and resilient families, to find out more about them!
Executive Director of Daughters Of Tomorrow, Fannie Lim
1. Tell us more about Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT)
We are an IPC charity working with women from low-income communities to up-skill, and provide the necessary support in their back-to-work journey - Empowering women through economic means to build a better tomorrow for families.
2. What does your team like to do for fun?
This COVID year got us scrambling a fair bit due to many more women needing assistance and support so 2020 was not so fun for us (and most of the world) - we did however managed to make time to have some small group bonding through art jamming, paintball-ing, swimming, eating and sharing, etc.
A few of us will also head down to the coffee shop here after work for some happy hour drinks too. We love how convenient The Common Ground is, everything is just a stone’s throw away.
3. How do we contribute to your cause?
We always have a need for volunteers; either to help with childminding while mothers attend the upskilling programs, becoming befrienders or to help us facilitate workshops/become course mentors.
And without a doubt, if you’d like to donate or consider setting up a birthday campaign to support this cause, it’ll be really awesome too.
4. What do you hope for your cause in 2021?
The pandemic has reinforced the importance of keeping united to emerge stronger as a society. So let us continue looking out for those around us who are most vulnerable and give a helping hand where needed.
As Mahatma Ghandi once said “A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
5. Do you have any words to say to all the women out there this IWD?
Choose to challenge your limitations, many of it may be self-imposed!
Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) is a registered charity organization in Singapore whose mission is to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women, and support them in building financially independent and resilient families. Our beneficiaries are women aged 20 to 60 who are from low-income families who currently face limitations on access to gainful employment due to child-rearing responsibilities, lack of flexibility in employment practices and lack of focused training and skills-enhancement.
DOT comes in to complement and support existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources to enable each woman on an individual level. By deep-diving into practical day-to-day constraints of these women, we offer hand-holding and individual coaching to help each woman reach regular and sustained employment.