About Us

Our Story


Founded in January 2019, Access is a social mobility charity providing career exposure opportunities for disadvantaged students in Singapore.

Disadvantaged students often face various barriers to achieving their fullest potential, such as self-limiting mindsets and unequal access to social networks. Recognising this, Access designs early intervention programmes that aim to empower disadvantaged students facing financial, social or academic challenges to explore various career paths and build the confidence to pursue their professional goals. We do this by working with global and local companies like Google, LinkedIn, Shell, and Endowus (amongst others) to provide career guidance opportunities to students from lesser-reached secondary schools and junior colleges. We are also expanding our outreach to bursary students from Institutes of Higher Learning as we scale our programmes in the coming years.

Our Team

Full-Timers
Clarence Ching

Founder and Executive Director

Tiara Robyn Chew

Senior Communciations Manager

Shonagh Cousins

Partnerships Assistant Manager

Diuzza Aragon

Programmes Executive

Volunteers
Roshan Ganesh

Communications

Reyna Ong

Communications

Kathik Jeyabalen

Communications

En Jia

Programmes (Head)

Horn Ray

Programmes

Manu Magal

Programmes

Ang Ke Xin

Programmes

Ng Shu Yun Maddie

Programmes

Hao Jing

Programmes

Gunaseelan Blessy Sharon

Programmes

Cassandra

Programmes

Hui Shan

Programmes

Udayakumar Priyadarshini

Programmes

Jude Elliot

Research & Impact

Ian Ho

Research & Impact

Our Partners

Corporates
Donors
Government
Snacks and Refreshments Partner

Annual Reports


Since our inception in 2019, we have been working hard to build our core programmes so that we can empower disadvantaged students in Singapore facing financial, social or academic challenges to build their self confidence and drive to succeed.

Available to download for free, the report examines the impact of our work to-date, and includes insights on our key stakeholders including our funders and partners. We hope you enjoy the read!