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YMCA Giving Gala 2022

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DATE: Friday, 11 November 2022

TIME: 6.30 PM — 9.30 PM

VENUE: Carlton Hotel Singapore

GUEST-OF-HONOUR: President Halimah Yacob, YMCA Patron-in-Chief


YMCA Giving Gala is held in support of youth with special needs and youth-at-risk. It advocates for inclusivity by showcasing our clients’ potential and serves as a platform for corporations and guests to interact personally with the youth. Proceeds go to the YMCA Community Services Fund, which supports arts, sports and vocational training programmes for youth with special needs and youth-at-risk. 

This November, the YMCA Giving Gala will feature stories of our youth clients and their transformational journeys, an exciting dance showcase featuring youth with special needs and more!


The YMCA seeks to strengthen youth with special needs and youth-at-risk through holistic programmes to strengthen their skill sets, employability and character development. These programmes challenge them to reach new heights and builds their confidence, independence and self-esteem levels, to allow them to lead more fulfilled lives. 

This year, the YMCA-Inclus Train & Place Series was launched as a new five-week training programme that equips persons with special needs with vocational skills related to the F&B and hospitality industries, as well as enrichment activities to promote their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Upon graduation, the programme supports our clients through guided interviews and access to a network of partners, to enhance their opportunities for long-term employment.

The Vocational and Soft Skills Programme equips out-of-school youth and youth-at-risk with vocational skills including hairdressing and culinary skills among others, as well as soft skills such as communication, conflict management and job readiness skills. The youth also receive emotional and social support from social workers during the programme, to facilitate their return to further studies or entry into the workforce.

For more enquiries or to RSVP, please email gala@ymca.org.sg

You may also donate to support our youth clients at bit.ly/ymca-gala-2022