The Humanitarian Forum brings together eminent local and international speakers to share their insights and experience on various humanitarian topics.
The Humanitarian Fair provides a platform for CHARIS’ affiliates and partners to showcase their humanitarian projects and volunteer opportunities.
A former political detainee, social worker, poet, academic and the author of several award-winning books, Br. Karl has a diversified background in sociology, anthropology, history and economics. He will delve into the areas of community strengthening, elevating human development through education, raising our voices for advocacy and the importance of coming together to synergise efforts for maximum impact to those who depend on us. Be inspired to go forth and serve
Chris used to be a corporate leader but his life turned around after attending CHARIS’ last HFF forum in 2015. He will share how that encounter changed his life and how he found his mission to help refugees in Malaysia.
“We have no food to eat!" – These words by an Indonesian farmer made a profound impact on Clare who then devoted herself to supporting the empowerment of poor farming communities across Asia in asserting their food sovereignty. Her work has helped communities resist threats to their rights; transition from chemical farming to ecological agriculture; improve livelihoods and well-being; and build resilience to climate change.
Despite benefitting from a world-class education, Joshua felt that his greatest learning has come from the poor children and youth he encountered through his work with Barre, a group that supports the education of ethnic minority children in Vietnam. He will share how they have changed his life even as he endeavoured to shape their young lives.
Fr Simon has always advocated for youths to experience God by living out their Social Mission. A fervent and passionate force inspiring young people to do mission work overseas, he will share his observations and inspirations from leading numerous groups over the years on these mission trips, an untold area of his ministry work.
This track guides external leaders on cultivating leaders from within marginalised communities, so that they can in turn support their own communities. Hear how this is done from Gelenito J.R. who grew up in the dumpsite community of Payatas, Philippines.
This track scrutinises educational initiatives and how the impoverished can succeed through conventional and non-conventional education.
This track explores the plight of oppressed communities and how to give them a safe voice in society.
This track discusses how volunteer groups can synergise their efforts to meet different needs in a community.
The HFF 2017 is open for Registration.
Sign up before the early bird offer ends on 9 May 2017
After 9 May 2017, tickets will cost SGD30.Download HFF 2017 Registration Flyer