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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep
pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart,
and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us
by the awful grace of God.
- Aeschylus -

Awful Grace ® is a social purpose movement. The concept emanates not from a philosophical place but from the depths of personal experience. Yet the experience of awful grace is not peculiar to any one person. Many through the ages have experienced the excruciating pain that meets itself upon the soul. If they stay with it so that the lessons are truly imbibed, then it begins transforming itself to an exquisite pain. The awe-filled grace, which comes from the pain that Aeschylus speaks of which brings wisdom.

Awful Grace ® is a social purpose movement that seeks to reach marginalised and broken communities in Singapore and around the world. We collaborate with volunteers and donors to work with any community that enables us to bring dignity through our activities and programmes, in ways that celebrate our common humanity.

Awful Grace ® is about building human capacity, facilitating programmes and stewarding resources through a platform. We welcome volunteers from all ethnic backgrounds and nationalities who wish to make a difference in their communities. Be an Awful Grace Ambassador today by talking to us at awed@awfulgrace.org

Toki Formation

Toki Formation is a character formation and self-discovery programme which uses the art of moulding clay to create an object of beauty. Important aspects of character formation and life skills parallel the process used in the hand-building technique of clay pottery and varying therapeutic elements are integrated into Toki Formation. The essence of Toki Formation is creating communities of acceptance and accountability.

2017 Year in Review


Projek Namaste is an expression of Awful Grace that seeks to raise the dignity of disenfranchised communities. In doing so, we seek to honour the person and redeem his or her essential humanity of goodness and dignity. Our focus in Nepal is in the areas of Education, Healthcare and Sustainable Community Development.

2017 Year In Review Report

Awful Grace in the News

Sustainable Community Development 2017

Children of Nepal 2016

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Stewardship Trust is about being trustworthy as stewards both as trustee-givers and trustee-receivers. Of being able to see poverty not only as financial deprivation but also as character deficit. Of coming to the realisation that when I steward my financial resources well by giving, this causes me to be rich in character. Of coming to the realisation that in receiving financially, my poverty of circumstance is alleviated, but so is my character enriched when I steward it well.