CLSA Chairman's Trust
Through the Chairman’s Trust, CLSA aims to provide support to those communities, individuals or groups that have not been so fortunate to directly benefit from Asia’s remarkable growth story. Our mission is to assist with education, health and welfare, commerce and environmental needs through the financing of measurable endeavours in which CLSA staff or CLSA clients are actively involved.
The Trust is run by an independent board of trustees and searches for innovative and efficient ways to deploy charitable donations across all Asian markets and beyond. While fully independent of CLSA, the Trust receives financial and administrative support from the company so that all donations given to the Trust are used to support its operations.
For more information contact Emma Levy: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chairman's Trust Stories
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Health rights and services for women of the slums of Manila
The Chairman's Trust supports three family planning clinics in metro Manila in Tondo, Port Area (Baseco) and San Andres Bukid.
Seeing is Believing
Imagine you are a student sitting at the back of your class, unable to clearly read the blackboard – but you think this is normal. Would it impact your grades? Your desire to participate in class? We spent three days around Yulin, Shaanxi as part of our Chairman's Trust "Seeing is believing" project providing vision tests and prescription eyeglasses to poor, rural children to boost educational achievement. This was our second site visit with Stanford University's REAP, and helped children don their first pair of glasses and suddenly realise they could see clearly for the first time in years.
In April 2013, we – Tenny Lai, Daniel Chung and Carmen Kwong – visited the children sponsored by the Chairman's Trust in the remote mountainous regions of Guizhou, in southern China.
Gentle Fund Organization, Vietnam
Agnes and I visited Gentle Fund Organization (GFO) in Vietnam for four days in December 2012. We toured both of the learning centers supported by GFO – one located at Dieu Vien temple in Hue, and the other at Long Hoa orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City. We were glad that on both occasions we had Meggie Pham from GFO to act as our guide and translator, helping us to communicate with the people in charge of the centers.
The Island Foundation, Indonesia
I saw Gameboys, Sony Walkman, 3.5" floppy disks, Cadbury's Flake and Nerds; without access to 1.21 gigawatts a trip from Singapore to Bintan was the only way for me to travel back to 1993 as there is a time difference of 1 hour and about 20 years. We recently accompanied The Island Foundation (a beneficiary of The Chairman's Trust) to see how our clients' commission dollars are being put to work.
Lao Rehabilitation Foundation, Laos
It was my third time in Lao on Chairman's Trust duty, and it was great to see the progress that CLSA's sponsorship has produced. My first stop was Pakbeng, to check in on the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation (LRF) medical mission there.
Kashin-Beck Disease Fund, Tibet
In late January 2013, my wife and I visited the Kashin-Beck Disease Fund (KBDF) in Lhasa, Tibet. Kashin-Beck Disease is commonly known as Big Bone Disease and is characterized by deformities and enlargements of one or several joints, namely in the arms and legs.
M’lop Tapang, Cambodia
In December 2012 I visited Sihanoukville in Cambodia on behalf of the CLSA Chairman's Trust. M'lop Tapang is one of many NGOs that is supported by the Chairman's Trust, and this organization specializes in assisting disadvantaged youth in the area. Many of these teenagers' families suffer from poverty, and the associated issues that arise force these kids to live on the streets and earn their living away from home. Often this leads to children working in unsafe working environments with bleak futures. M'lop Tapang has assisted more than 3,500 street kids to reconnect with their families in the past 10 years by providing them with shelter, counseling, informal education and also through vocational training opportunities.
ASSEFA & CRUSADE helps those others won’t help
When I first visited these charity projects as a student 10 years ago little did I expect to be unveiling an inauguration stone for an agri clinic with my name on it one day.
Sense International, India
In 2012 I was lucky enough to be able to secure funding for Sense International, a developing country charity helping the deafblind which I have been working with since 2004.