The Red Pencil (Singapore) is a charity which provides art therapy to children in need, especially those from low-income families. Our founder and art therapist Amanda Chen is also an art therapist with The Red Pencil (Singapore) and has been featured in their 2019 Annual Report.
Since 2011, The Red Pencil (Singapore) team has been devoted to bring the benefits of arts therapy to many beneficiaries, working with partner organisations and the local art therapists’ community to achieve its objectives and mission and to raise awareness of arts therapy.
The red pencil participated in the Encounter Humanitarian Forum and Fair on the 1st of June 2019 at Catholic Junior College, Singapore. This event allow Red Pencil to meet other humanitarian organisations and interact with visitors who were interested in learning more about the organization and/or volunteering.
Founder and Managing Director, Mrs Laurence Vandenborre had the privilege to speak at the STEP Asian Undergraduate Summit 2019, a student-run international program organised by the University Scholars Programme (USP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) last 17th July 2019.
In the small group sharing segment called Human Library, Mrs Vandenborre gave an inspirational talk on the life-changing benefits of creative arts therapy and how The Red Pencil ensures the sustainability of its work with its service users. During the Q&A, the students were very engaged and has a wonderful interactive session with the speaker.
Amanda Chen, our founder and art therapist, participated as an Art Therapist with Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series Mozart 36 for the Music and Art Therapy program for children with special needs.
Amanda Chen was the Art Therapist for this project which speaks on how Art Therapy has helped a child regain confidence.