“ALIIS CUM HUMANITATE”
The Lighthouse Club (Singapore) is registered with the Registry of Societies, Government of Singapore under Unique Entity Number T00SS0060E.
Lighthouse Club (Singapore) is currently supporting the following cases:
Through its collaboration with the Singapore charity Transient Works Count Too, the LHC is currently funding the medical costs of a Bangladeshi construction worker who suffered a major head injury in a road traffic accident while working in Singapore, and who requires surgery to replace the portion of his skull which was removed in the immediate aftermath of the accident to release pressure on his brain.
In 2017 the LHC also provided a one-off, lump sum payment to support the recovery of an Indian national who suffered a stroke and, sadly, major related injury, while working in construction in Singapore.
Abdul Ratan, a young Bangladeshi construction worker, was working for an international contractor in Singapore when he suffered a serious stroke. Sadly the right side of his body was paralysed, and his memory and ability to communicate were also seriously impacted, such that he was unable to return to work. In addition to the impact on his health, as sole breadwinner for his wife, young child and mother in Bangladesh, this was potentially catastrophic for his family. The LHC provided an initial lump sum payment to support his recovery, which has been followed by regular payments to support the family. Happily Abdul’s health continues gradually to improve, and he now has significantly improved movement on the right side of his body, while his young son is now in school.
The LHC also continues to provide regular financial support to 2 other families – 1 in Singapore (the Louis family), 1 in India (the Govindan family) – both of whom lost their father and primary breadwinner while working in construction in Singapore. Both families are doing well. 2 of the Louis family children are now in higher education at Temasek Polytechnic and ITE East, while the youngest is studying for her O-levels. The eldest daughter of the Govindan family was recently married, while the other 2 children are both still in school.
Finally, the LHC began in early 2018 to fund a new NUS Bursary, such that 6 new undergraduate students with financial needs who wish to pursue careers in the construction industry will receive the support needed to complete their Bachelor of Science (Project & Facilities Management) degree courses at NUS, in the period from 2018 to 2022.