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Arts for Good

Arts Therapy Humanitarian Mission

February to November 2016 | Erbil, Kurdistan

The art therapists started the workshop by inviting everyone to hold up their scarves which are tied together, to symbolise a circle of trust where issues and problems surfaced in the course of the workshop will be respected and kept confidential. Photo Credit: Edwin Koo

The SIF partners Red Pencil International and Jiyan Foundation to conduct a three-step train-the-trainer programme for 20 psychotherapists who are working with Syrian children living at Qushtapa camp in Erbil, Kurdistan.  The programme will equip participants with art therapy knowledge and skills which will be incorporated into their current psychotherapeutic approaches. This programme is part of SIF’s Arts for Good initiative, which seeks to promote awareness of social issues, share best practices and enable action for positive social impact through the arts.


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Arts for Good

The SIF’s Arts for Good initiative seeks to contribute to positive social change through collaborations between Singaporean artists and their international counterparts, as well as galvanise greater community involvement in sustainable change.

 

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9 March 2016
The Singapore International Foundation Launches a New Initiative to Leverage the Arts for Good

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) today announced the launch of a new Arts for Good initiative, centred on harnessing the value of arts and culture in connecting Singaporeans and world communities for positive social change.

13 January 2017
The Physiotherapy Education Upgrade Project, Vientiane City, Lao PDR

“The Physiotherapy Education Upgrade Project” is another milestone in the 20 year friendship between SIF and communities in Laos to uplift lives and build enduring friendships for a better world.

16 February 2017
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