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Saturday, 05 July 2008 15:05



The SWA, which started as a Girls’ Club – Siglap Girls’ Club in 1954, became women’s club in 1960.

Her original aim was to serve the needs of under-privileged girls.

After the People’s Association took over all activities for the Youth Movement, the Club concentrated on its senior members.
Her name was changed to Singapore Women’s Association.

SWA was also known as Persekutuan Wanita Singapura during the days of Singapore’s merger with Malaysia.
Siglap Girls Club

Since its inception, SWA had been rendering voluntary services with the aim of helping to make Singapore a peaceful, happy and prosperous homeland for Singaporeans. They had initiated several programmes and undertaken many projects to achieve the aim of creating a better quality of life for everyone. Some of them were:
  1. Ensuring better living for slum and kampong dwellers through proper use of the modern amenities and facilities provided by the Housing Development Board.
  2. Promoting understanding, tolerance and co-operation among the various races in Singapore.
  3. Encouraging the wise choice of some of the Asian values and customs for retention, and the selective adoption of modern, western cultures.
  4. Promoting closer relationship among members of the family.
  5. Assisting the authorities to reduce crime, delinquency and supporting community projects.
  6. Rendering services to the various sectors of the community like the senior citizens, youth, women and the handicapped, the sick and underprivileged.
  7. Fostering good international relations especially among women.

In the 4th quarter of 1992, SWA relocated its office premises from Tan Boon Liat Building at Outram Road to Serangoon Central. Mr Chin Harn Tong, then MP for Aljunied GRC officially opened the premise on 25th April 1993.

SWA has moved with the times but, essentially, it still renders community services with the aim of ensuring a better quality of life for everyone.

The policy of SWA is to be always alert and sensitive to the needs of our community and to plan our activiites so that we would in our small way meet some of the more urgent need of the time.
Last Updated on Sunday, 06 July 2008 15:37

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