This FY has been one of the most challenging times especially for the poor and needy who are most vulnerable in this Covid-19 situation. It has been a season of change as we navigate the many transitions in this pandemic. With the circuit breaker, we saw issues amplified in the community like family violence, anxiety, depression and social isolation.
In our commitment to helping families experiencing financial difficulties, BCS set aside a BCS Care Grant to help them weather the crisis.
We had to innovate and digitise our services to continue to provide support to clients during the disruptions to on-site operations.
2020 has also been a year filled with many first experiences going digital amidst the pandemic. In June, we held our first-ever Zoom webinar where our panel of social workers uncovered their findings based on a needs assessment survey on understanding Covid-19 impact on our existing clients. In November, we held our first-ever virtual
Bursary Award Ceremony and were honoured to have Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat as the guest of honour.
We also moved our fundraising campaigns fully online. We are grateful to our donors and volunteers who continue to support us in reaching and touching lives.
With that, we would love to introduce you to our first-ever digital annual report. We appreciate all who have given your time and efforts in serving the community. We hope that together we can embrace this season of change and be a blessing to the community.
Dr Peng Chung Mien
Chairman, Bethesda Care Services