Founded 4 years ago under the premise of self-sustainability, Growing A Future Organization (GAFO) was established as a club at the Singapore American School (SAS).
This year, 5 GAFO members embarked on a service learning adventure to Timor-Leste where they learned more about the turbulent history, culture and politics of the youngest nation in Asia.
Malnutrition Centre for Children
As part of their adventure, the students got their hands dirty working on a Home Kitchen Garden Project – an initiative by TCRP’s local charity partner, HIAM Health that saw the students working to implement a garden alongside a local Timorese community.
HIAM Health helps women and children suffering from malnutrition. It takes a holistic approach, rehabilitating children suffering from malnutrition in addition to educating families and communities about proper nutrition. The Home Kitchen Garden Project seeks to provide families with balanced meals and an additional source of income.
Sung Min Yoh
"The trip to Timor was an eye-opening experience that gave each GAFO member the opportunity to immerse in the culture of Timor. Aiding HIAM-Health with their excursion to the districts was a heartwarming and rewarding adventure.”