One Life Fund

An educational bursary scheme to support children in Singapore living with HIV and AIDS.

World Vision cares for hundreds of thousands of children orphaned by AIDS, through AIDS prevention and care programmes in more than 60 countries. We focus especially on meeting the needs of children who have lost parents due to AIDS.

The best way for children to rise above the effects of HIV and AIDS is possibly through education. World Vision Singapore joins the fight against AIDS by providing an educational bursary scheme that benefits children in Singapore who are living with HIV and AIDS, or who has one or both parents who are infected with AIDS.    

This bursary, known as One Life Fund, was launched on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2008, to support children in Singapore living with HIV and AIDS with a seed funding of $50,000 from M.A.C Cosmetics AIDS Fund, a global fund set up to fight HIV and AIDS around the world.

About the Fund

The One Life Fund supports a child’s school fees, textbooks and uniforms, as well as personal expenses such as transportation and meals. Each student continues receiving financial support for the duration of education at each level of studies (e.g. a successful Primary 1 student will continue receiving financial support under the bursary for six years up to Primary 6), subject to annual performance reviews and positive recommendations by the medical social worker.

Education is the passport out of poverty and to a better life. For struggling parents who are incapable of financing their children through the educational system, a helping hand from a caring stranger will deeply touch their hearts and create positive, lasting change in the lives of their precious children! You can make a difference in the life of one underprivileged student today.

Who Can Benefit from the Fund?

Children and youth who are HIV-positive or have one or both parents who have been infected with the disease. Applicants eligible for the bursary must also fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Aged between two to 25 years;
  2. Singaporean Citizens or Permanent Residents;
  3. Household net income must not exceed $3,000; and
  4. Applicant must be enrolled in a full-time registered/accredited educational programme.

The table below shows the annual award amount for bursaries granted to students for the various levels of education:

 Level of Education  Annual Award
* Note: Each award will span the duration of education at each level of studies.
Kindergarten  $300
Primary School  $500
Secondary School  $800
Junior College/ Centralised Institute/ Institute of Technical Education  $1,500
University  $3,500

How You Can Help

•  Support the One Life Fund
To help a child or youth in Singapore living with HIV and AIDS, you can provide a contribution to the One Life Fund.


Please contact our Donor Relations team if you have any enquiries on the One Life Fund. We’d be happy to help!

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