Help an abandoned and homeless 18 year old through life (FUNDRAISING HAS ENDED)
Fundraising for Keith
Help an abandoned and homeless 18 year old through life (FULLY RAISED)
Fundraising for Keith
Keith*, 18 years old, has lived a difficult and painful life. When he was 4 years old, he along with his younger brother were placed for adoption as their biological parents were unable to care for them. They were subsequently adopted by a married couple. Both Keith and his younger brother were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Keith also suffers from Scoliosis.
Most 18 year olds in Singapore are provided for by their parents in a safe, caring and loving environment. They do not have to worry about a roof over their heads or when their next meal will be. For most teenagers, their biggest stressors would be examinations. But for Keith, his biggest worry is a place to call his own. Keith has been disowned by his adoptive parents and has since been living in various transitional shelters. At such a young age, he has to constantly worry about where to stay next. As Keith has been staying from one transitional shelter to another, there is no permanent place for him to call his own. He also has to constantly worry about his finances and future.
Being disowned by his adoptive parents was by far the most painful thing that could happen to Keith. He could not understand why he was abandoned and disowned while his younger brother is still receiving love and affection from them. Besides having no contact with his parents, they have also stopped supporting him financially which has caused even more hardship for Keith as not only does he have to worry about a roof over his head, he has to worry about his day to day survival including whether he has enough money for meals and for his transport to school.
Despite his tragic circumstances, Keith has hopes and aspirations. Our case managers met Keith in his school and his eyes lit up when we asked him what his dream job was. He excitedly informed us that he wishes to be a police officer in the major crimes department as it is his passion to help people. He understands the meaning of real hardship and wishes that no one else in Singapore has to suffer like him.
ROHI would therefore like to raise S$1,127 (S$161 x 7 months) for Keith’s shelter fees and living expenses so that he can concentrate in school and not worry about his current situation. Like all 18 year olds in Singapore, Keith has aspirations and despite his tragic circumstances, he deserves a chance in life.
*ROHI has decided to publish a back profile and change his name in order to protect the identity of Keith as he is a minor.
08 Aug 2018
Keith is currently receiving treatment
Keith is currently receiving treatment in a hospital since April this year. He has been discharged from the shelter that he was staying in and his medical social worker is working towards enrolling him into a care home once he is discharged from hospital.