ISCA Cares is established with the objective to help disadvantaged Singapore youths to pursue a career in accountancy through financing their accountancy education at the tertiary level.
Disadvantaged youths face challenges in securing a quality tertiary education if their basic needs are not met. This is a real issue in Singapore where the cost of living is high. There are government financial assistance schemes available to help disadvantaged students. ISCA Cares aims to complement these existing schemes by addressing the tuition fees and daily basic needs and any funding gaps present which are necessary and important for a quality education.
Target Beneficiaries: ISCA Cares aims to provide disadvantaged Singapore youths who display academic potential with a more conducive environment so that they can better focus on acquiring an accountancy education. This group can then continue to pursue their aspirations and have greater opportunities to reach their full potential in life. In turn, they can positively transform their lives, and will feel inspired to contribute to supporting this cause when they become successful.
Donors as Nurturers: The ISCA education programme is envisioned to be a holistic one to transform the lives of such youths. Donations would help subsidise the tuition fees and the basic living expenses of the beneficiaries. In addition, where appropriate, donors can serve as mentors to guide the beneficiaries towards their aspirations in the accountancy profession. Also, where possible, institutional/corporate donors can provide valuable internship opportunities for them to gain relevant accountancy work experience. The greater level of interaction between donors and beneficiaries would help both groups to develop a deeper sense of commitment and connection to each other.
To harness the knowledge, skills and expertise of the accountancy community, for appropriate community development projects through collaborative programmes with appropriate partners.
The community development objective complements the education objective. It aims to harness the knowledge, skills and expertise of the accountancy community to help society build the necessary capabilities and capacities for a better tomorrow.
ISCA Cares will partner appropriate organisations in the social services sector to leverage their expertise and experience to deliver programmes targeted at improving the community.