Our Mission & Vision
MILK believes that no child should be left behind regardless of disability, illness, or circumstance. At MILK we believe that the best way to commit to our future is through our children. This is why we build-up and work with partners and programmes that develop children into contributing members of society.
MILK operates in a unique partnership Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs). MILK is committed to advocate and raise funds, supporting our partners so they may best play their role of providing direct services to the children and their families. This is our mission and the way that we achieve results.
MILK focuses on plugging the gaps in the social service sector rather than duplicating what is already in existence, and this is done by an ongoing and rigorous study of the non-profit landscape and the policies in place. MILK also devotes its resources to transformational programmes that empower children and their families to break out of the poverty cycle. Our work can be broadly described in 3 areas: (1) Support for education; (2) Special and specific needs; (3) Journeying with families.
We believe in working with committed partners to ensure that our programmes are transformational and meet needs.
We believe that our programmes must be responsive and compassionate.
We believe in good governance guided by transparency and integrity.
“I am now able to see further and aim higher!
SHUI YU| MILK SCHOLAR
The MILK Fund grew out of the Hope Fund, which was started under the umbrella of the Catholic Welfare Services in the 90s. It was chaired by Dr Ee Peng Liang; and later by President Wee Kim Wee.
The Hope Fund was set up to help children and young persons access medical treatment for chronic illnesses. Its aim was to ensure that all children with chronic but treatable illnesses were given the opportunity to live a normal life as contributing citizens. As the work of Hope Fund progressed, it was clear that making a difference to the lives of these children went far beyond just medical treatment. Having a chronically-ill child impacts the whole family, in particular, their siblings.
MILK was initiated to more holistically address the needs of these children. MILK was subsequently registered in 2004.