Ms Celeste Ang, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Principal at Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow said: “We are delighted to once again be supporting and collaborating with ISCOS for their annual Family Day and to see so many from our firm involved. Supporting the local community is important to our firm and we are proud of what we have achieved with ISCOS over the years we have worked with them. It was wonderful to see the families having fun and bonding in a relaxed environment.”
“For Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, our support is also unique this year as the Family Day also coincides with Baker & McKenzie’s Annual Meeting, which is taking place in Singapore this week. We have been able to involve partners from Baker & McKenzie offices across the world in some of our community events and have also highlighted to them some important issues and raised their awareness of the organisations we support,” Celeste added.
The firm has been working closely with ISCOS since 2011. It supports the Fairy Godparent Programme (FGP) initiative through sponsorship of the Tuition Bursary and other enrichment and social activities for the children. Its lawyers and staff volunteer as mentors to the student beneficiaries.
Mdm Sasha Lee, 38, wife of an ISCOS Member brought her three children, aged 12, 11 and four. She said: “It means the world to me that my children and I have grown so much closer as a family because of these valuable family bonding opportunities created by ISCOS.”
Another beneficiary added, ”I have been attending various workshops and events organized by ISCOS and not only have I grown to be a better parent to my two sons, they have also grown closer to me through these sessions.”
The ISCOS Family Day is part of the Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS FGP, a children’s education and family support initiative that aims to break intergenerational offending cycle among ex-offenders’ children. The rationale behind FGP is that children of ex-offenders can become contributing members of the society in the future if they get help to achieve their academic potential.