Arc Children’s Centre Receives Prestigious Awards Spanning Operational Excellence, Transparency, and Social Impact

Since opening its doors in 2011 as Singapore’s first day care dedicated to serving children with cancer and other life threatening illness, Arc Children’s Centre has received numerous awards spanning Operational Excellence, Transparency, and Social Impact.

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The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2023

Geraldine Lee and Ronita Paul, were jointly named The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2023 for their work at Arc Children’s Centre. Organised by The Straits Times and presented by UBS Singapore, the Singaporean of the Year award is given each year to a Singaporean individual or group that has made significant contributions to society through achievements, or by going beyond the call of duty to selflessly improve the lives of others in the community.

The Straits Times Singaporean of The Year 2023
  • Ronita Paul and Geraldine Lee founders of Arc Childrens Centre holding Singaporean of the Year 2023 Award
  • Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2023 winners Ronita Paul and Geraldine Lee with Young Jin Yee and ST editor Jaime Ho
  • Ronita Paul and Geraldine Lee at Singaporean of the Year 2023 Award ceremony with President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and nominees

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Charity Governance Special Commendation Award 2019 for Operational Efficiency

Arc is honoured to receive the Charity Governance Special Commendation Award 2019 for Operational Efficiency. We look forward to continue serving the children, families and community with dedication and care.

“We are grateful for these awards and we remain inspired to continue to make a positive impact on the beneficiaries. As we remain focused on our vision and mission, we must also remember that love is the most important element to ensure integrity in good governance and transparency. The charity needs many helping hands to move ahead.” – Dr Rita Yeoh, Chairman, Arc Children’s Centre Co Limited

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Arc Childrens Centre Charity Governance Special Commendation Award 2019 for Operational Efficiency

Charity Transparency Award for 4 years 2016 – 2019

It is with great joy and honour that Arc received its first inaugural Charity Transparency Award by the Charity Council on 28 September 2016. Arc has since garnered the award for 3 more consecutive years in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Charity Transparency Award 2016 – 2019

Singapore Woman Award 2015 – Nominees and Honourees

The Singapore Woman Award, organised by MediaCorp, is an annual tribute celebrating ordinary women who have accomplished extraordinary achievements.

Arc would not be around today if not for two women who passionately believe that all children deserve that little extra. Ronita Paul and Geraldine Lee, Arc founders and centre heads, were both nominees and honourees at the Singapore Woman Award 2015 for the work they do for Arc and the community. Humble and unassuming, they remain a core inspiration to Arc’s children, families, staff and volunteers to always place others before self.

“To be nominated and be up against some of the very best is an honour.” – RONITA PAUL

“We would like to thank MediaCorp and Pamela Oei who nominated us. This recognition is humbling for us as it further propels us to continue to give our utmost to the children and their families.” – GERALDINE LEE

Foreign Affairs and Law Minister Mr K Shanmugam graced the event in March 2015. In his speech, he also outlined some of the positive measures that are being taken to address the challenges women face at work and at home.

Singapore Woman Award 2015

Founder’s Grant 2016 to 2024

Children’s Hospice International Founder’s Grant 2016 to 2024 awarded for outstanding leadership and programme development for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Children's Hospice Foundation Founders Grant 2016 to 2023

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our Board of Governance and our precious sponsors, staff, partners, medical team, families, and volunteers who have helped us maintain responsible and good governance. Here’s to building a strong circle of care for our children!

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Mr Mrs Maliki Osman Sadiah Shahal Arc Volunteer Teacher
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We would like to wish Arc a very Happy 10th Anniversary.

10 years seem to be short, but much has been achieved.

I had fond memories of all the children at Arc each time I visit Arc and all the work that has been done by the teachers and the staff in Arc. You are true inspiration; you are truly the light in our lives.

– Dr Maliki Osman, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education & Foreign Affairs