27 June 2014

Singapore, 27 June 2014 – StarHub believes that families are the basic and most crucial building blocks of a cohesive community. That is why they have donated $20,000 to help about 100 less privileged Singapore families in conflict, through Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre’s (EMCC) remedial and preventive services.

EMCC is one of the few agencies in the region with the necessary expertise to provide integrative services in mediation and psychotherapy. Its vision, since taking flight in 1997, has been to bring hope to broken relationships through counselling and mediation services.

“StarHub has always been a socially responsible corporate citizen, one who believes that a strong familial foundation is essential to building a more close-knit community,” affirmed Mrs Chan Hoi San, Senior Vice President, Human Resource, StarHub. “Through our StarHub Sparks Fund, it is our pleasure to support EMCC in helping families in conflict realise the importance of the family unit and reconnect with their loved ones.”

Mrs Chan was speaking at the StarHub-EMCC Family Day at Gardens by the Bay, held this morning. There, 40 StarHubbers and 68 of their family members teamed up with 23 less privileged families under EMCC’s care for a morning of fun-filled games and light-hearted activities that were designed to help the families bond.  The StarHub and EMCC families had a great time playing together for points at seven game stations.

Mrs Chan also presented the cheque for $20,000 for StarHub’s donation to Mr Benjamin Chan, General Manager, EMCC.

“Being able to help families in practical ways, showing parents—especially fathers—how their unique roles at home could impact their younger generation positively; these truly make our work fulfilling,” said Mr Chan. “Having this special opportunity to partner with StarHub, a well-known household brand and knowing for a fact that there are organisations supporting the work that we do makes it extra special for us, and definitely for the families here today.”