Firefly Mission is a group of ordinary people involved in humanitarian work for the benefit of the disadvantaged in society. They are organized under the banner of the Firefly Mission (FFM) of Singapore. They provide a platform for like-minded people to embark on charity work in such areas as community welfare, education and healthcare. Many of the projects are carried out in places outside of Singapore.
Firefly Mission started in year 2000 as a subcommittee in Buddhist Fellowship to encourage overseas humanitarian work. Their first overseas project, “Song of Apsaras” focused on health and community welfare in Myanmar. It was known as Firefly Mission from 2003.
Firefly Mission believes in the principle of cultural relativism and do not support projects or organisations that may attempt to convert recipients or involve in activities that disrespects local cultural dynamics.
... together they light up the world
They practise the Buddhist value of giving without any conditions.
Their Objectives :
Bringing Love, Peace and Happiness to the Self and the World
Assist and facilitate the building of a favorable environment for basic health and education for the less fortunate
Their principle bears witness to the Buddhist beliefs which encompass the message of Compassion, Kindness, Love, Integrity, Wisdom, Charity and Hope.
Their mission is to build a network of dedicated volunteers to bring forth Universal Love. This covers charity, medicine and education with the spirit of sincerity, integrity, trust and honesty. With love, compassion, joy and selfless giving, volunteers can strive to bring about paradise on earth, through helping the needy, giving joy and eliminating suffering.
They are a 100% volunteer charitable organization. Nobody gets paid in this organization. Their overhead is 0% because they work from home. They meet at hawker’s center or wherever is convenient and free.
The registered office is currently the home address of the President. The current President is Dr. Ng Yee Kong, Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
When you donate, you will be issued an official numbered receipt that will also indicate the project that you are supporting.
Their projects do involve overseas travelling. The cost of such travelling and its attendant cost is 100% borne by the volunteers. In other words, the volunteers donate both the time and money. This selfless giving is as a result of the volunteers’ recognition that they are in such a privileged position to give than to receive.
They do not out-source any aspect of projects. Thus, there is no opportunity for any volunteer to take a financial interest in the outsourced business.
The collection of donations and its disbursements is audited by an independent person NOT associated with any project that is benefiting from the donation. This is to ensure absolutely transparency and objectivity. Currently the independent person is Dr. Ong Poh Seng, retired CEO of New Zealand Dairy Board Asia Region.