PPSEAWA Singapore named its first project, Tapak Ibu (or A Mother’s Footsteps in English), to recognize the sacrifices of all mothers in giving birth. These mothers whom we fondly termed as Supermoms
, deserve the best of life but in reality, the environment they are in may provide an opposite condition.
When "COVID-19 Circuit Breaker" started in Singapore in April 2020, many Supermoms were affected and became more vulnerable as they or their husbands lost their jobs and did not have enough savings to tide them over this period.
Together with our partners Persatuan Kebajikan Jalan Kukoh (PKJK)
and Friends of Autism Lina's Cafe
, we identified and adopted a total of 14 Supermoms to-date, each with less than S$500 per capita income, all living in 1-room or 2-room HDB rental flats and have between 1 to 8 children.
PPSEAWA Singapore planned for helping hands to be extended in two phases, i.e. giving our Supermoms the Fish in Phase-1, and providing them with the guidance to Fish in Phase-2.