Tag: yellow ribbon

SCORE-ing a Second Chance

October 7th, 2012   •   no comments   

SCORE Chairman Chng Hwee Hong, representative from an award-winning company, and Senior Minister of State Heng Chee Chow

Are we truly ready to embrace ex-offenders in our society? Would we give them a second chance?

I pondered the above questions as I attended the recent SCORE Appreciation Awards held at Grassroots Club. An acronym for the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, SCORE was established as a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs back in April 1976 to assist offenders and ex-offenders through re-skilling and employment assistance. This is done through training, work, employment assistance and community engagement.
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An EX-traordinary Ad

August 28th, 2007   •   3 comments   


See the bus stop ad above? It is part of the highly successful Yellow Ribbon campaign organised by a whole host of different agencies and NGOs, which aim to integrate ex offenders back into society. I remembered watching the TV commercial which was rather emotional and heartwarming.

What caught my attention was the bold black headline:

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