SecureAX reiterates support for Singapore Children Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E)

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The following article was extracted from the internal circulation of SecureAX, with permission from the author.

Dear Colleagues,
Caric and myself are pleased to announce the company’s continual effort to support the Singapore Children Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E). The 1000E is a fund-raising programme that aims to encourage small, medium and large companies to engage in corporate philanthropy by pledging their donation to Singapore Children’s Society annually.

When our company hit the first significant financial milestone last year, we decided that SecureAX should be committed to corporate social responsibility. We spent a considerable amount of time hunting for the suitable organisation for our long term commitment and finally decided to settle with The Children’s Society. We admire the Children Society’s vision and mission because they are really meaningful to us.

As most of you would recall that Caric and my first few business ventures prior to the incorporation of SecureAX took place while we were still students at schools, and though we had fair share of business failures, we consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have learned and gained the experiences along the way, not to mention the blessing we had from our parents who generously invested their monies on our first Personal Computers (which in the 90s PCs are rather unaffordable, mind you) and because of our PCs, we became connected, developed the knowledge & skills to computing as well as opened the window of business opportunities to us, as one of the early Internet adopters.

Unfortunately we are fully aware that not many kids have the luxury and privilege we both enjoyed, even by today’s standard. Statistics from UNICEF reveal that millions of children around the world miss out their childhood as a result of poverty, and they are more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, violence, discrimination and stigmatization. Bringing the context back to Singapore, our children are victims of bully, abuse and neglect. Supporting the 1000E became our stepping stone to rendering our support within our reach.

While we are all driven to grow the company and to achieve our business goals, we believe that running a sustainable company does require our devotion to becoming socially responsible. In the years to come, we hope to be more involved in Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, especially with the participation from our new colleagues in Thailand, to help the local children’s community which is even more deprived of the basic necessity kids typically need. We will be helping the children in Thailand as early as next year!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”, let us ensure proportional contribution back to the society with respect to our company’s success!

Last but not least, we thank you for your contribution joining us in volunteering activities organised by the company!

Thank you for making this a wonderful company for all of us!

Michael Foo
SecureAX Co-Founder