Name:
Gabriel Ho
Age:
33
Occupation:
Director (Private Equity) / Dymon Asia Capital
Corporate Sponsor:
Dymon Asia Capital
Charity:
Caregiving Welfare Association
Donations:
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Who are you? Tell us a bit more about yourself!

Just a simple person trying to give a little back to society to help those in need, with a soft spot for the old aged needy and the special needs community, and especially the groups that require assistance and support but have not been the most well-funded and supported groups when it comes to financial resources and public awareness.

Profile: Singaporean, graduated from Harvard and University of Chicago, worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and USA, Christian, back working in Singapore for 5 years now, and hoping to make a difference to others in one way or another.

What’s your story? Tell us about a life-changing incident.

Many life changing incidents, especially the death of a dear friend after his courageous battle and victories against 3 bouts of cancer (relapses), made me realize how important life and the people around patients (caregivers) are. These caregivers are often also not given enough support as they struggle with managing their own emotions and fears while providing care and being strong for their loved ones.

Why 50for50 and why now?

Been actively contributing to SG Gives for some years now, and have had more interest in less well-funded and well-known charities. This is a worthy cause and I feel we should support more of these charities as they are the ones who require the funds and more public awareness. 50for50 is a great initiative, especially to use the 50th anniversary of Singapore to raise awareness for the charities that need it most.

What gets you up in the morning?

I’d like to say the sun shining brightly and the birds chirping outside. Most days however, it’s the alarm clock and work that makes me get up.

Why this cause out of so many causes?

This is a worthy cause and I feel we should support more of these charities as they are the ones who require the funds and raised public awareness. Some of these less prominent and known charities have good plans (and should be given the necessary support and funding to execute them) to improve the lives of the needy, but lack the funds to do so.

The death of relatives and a dear friend made me realize how important life and the people around patients (caregivers) are. These caregivers are often also not given enough support as they struggle with managing their own emotions and fears while providing care and being strong for their loved ones.

Any experiences with charity or non-profit work before?

Volunteered for 3 months with Spastic Children Association, and participated in a mission trip to Uganda to build classroom/orphanage for orphans and abandoned HIV-infected children, and other smaller fundraising efforts.

What kind of change are you looking to bring about as a changemaker?

Raise awareness among the people, including the young adults, for less known charities, particularly for the old aged, special needs community and caregivers.

What is your big idea on how to raise funds for 50for50?

A variety of ideas using whatever skills and networks on hand, but mainly to start small and hopefully gain traction and reach out to people who resonate with the same beliefs and goals.