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CCSS teams up with Trafigura to empower vulnerable families

Initial project funding will support 100 families for up to 12 months, equipping them with skills to improve adult employment opportunities

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Project Trafigura Liven 2020 - Lives Inspired, inVigorated, Enhanced and Nourished - is a customised case management service led by CCSS. Above: CCSS-arranged family photograph taken as part of initiative titled "CareHut".

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Project Trafigura Liven 2020 - Lives Inspired, inVigorated, Enhanced and Nourished - is a customised case management service led by CCSS. Above: CarePrisonclients attending a personal grooming workshop.

Singapore

CARE Community Services Society (CCSS) is collaborating with commodity trading firm Trafigura to empower vulnerable local family groups affected by Covid-19.

The initiative, Project Trafigura Liven 2020 - Lives Inspired, inVigorated, Enhanced and Nourished - is a customised case management service led by CCSS.

The initial project funding from Trafigura Singapore will support around 100 vulnerable local families for up to 12 months, and will equip them with skills to improve adult employment opportunities. Other forms of help include workshops and temporary financial assistance.

Target groups have been identified and referred by grassroots organisations and school-based Student Care Centres. The first group will be chronically resource-poor families dealing with the impact of Covid-19; and the second group are families who are moving out of Student Care Financial Assistance.

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"It has been particularly challenging for these families who were already vulnerable before the Covid-19 outbreak," said Beatrice Kang, vice-president of CCSS. "We very much welcome the start of this collaboration with Trafigura."

"We hope to see these households inspired, invigorated, enhanced and nourished," said Tan Chin Hwee, CEO Asia-Pacific for Trafigura. "We are very proud of the efforts that have been made by our company and its employees in supporting local charities, and in making a positive impact to these beneficiaries during these unprecedented times."

The collaboration with CCSS - a Singapore-registered charity affiliated with the National Council of Social Service - was assessed and validated by the Trafigura Foundation and supported by Trafigura Singapore office's charity committee.

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