Football Association of Singapore (FAS) general secretary Yazeen Buhari along with nine other staff members at the country’s football headquarters have contributed almost $25,000 to help under-resourced families and children during the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up the OneStrong Fund.
Contributions to the Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by the Government.
Apart from Yazeen, the other FAS staff who have donated their bonuses for the year to help include national team manager Eric Ong, Gerard Christopher, Jonathan Wong, Nazeer Hussain, Zainudeen Hassan, Aloysius Emmanuel Vetha and Fabian Chew.
National coach Tatsuma Yoshida has also donated part of his monthly salary to the cause.
“During difficult times like these, it is more important to help out the ones who require assistance.
“The value of football goes beyond the field. It is about how we step up and support our community.
“This is a personal gesture of solidarity among the senior management staff of FAS that embodies the power of sport and the love for our community.”
The OneStrong Fund will be administered by Beautiful People, a volunteer movement that facilitates mentoring programmes for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and NewLifeStories which is a non-government organisation which supports children with mothers who are in prison.