Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS RADION INTERNATIONAL?
RADION International is a Christian non-profit organization created to raise awareness and garner funding for under-privileged communities in South East Asia.
We also reach out to the private sector as well as other NGOs/NPOs to work together in order to create a greater sustained impact on these communities.
Donations are channelled to the outreach fund where it is then prudently utilized to bring the greatest impact to the communities in need.
WHY WAS RADION INTERNATIONAL STARTED?
RADION International was started in an attempt to reach the marginalized gap communities that do not receive sufficient aid due to political, religious or cultural issues.
RADION International engages the private sector and private donors to contribute to these lesser known communities that are in critical need of external assistance.
IS RADION INTERNATIONAL A CHARITY?
RADION International (Thailand) is fully registered as a charity (non-profit organization) under the name of RADION International Foundation.
RADION International LTD (Singapore) is a registered not-for-profit organisation inaugurated as a public company limited by guarantee
RADION Enterprise (Business Entity) is a social enterprise registered in Singapore with the main goal of reaching the destitute in South East Asia. 100% of the proceeds are channelled into sustaining our operations.
RADION International (USA) is pending inauguration to obtain full 501 (c)(3) a non-profit corporation.
WHO ARE THE TARGET RECIPIENTS?
Our target recipients are communities who are in dire need of external assistance.
These recipients must fall under one of the following categories:
- Refugees (Humanitarian Crisis etc)
- Individual groups of people who are not self-sufficient (Extreme poverty, drug affected regions etc)
- HIV/AIDS devastated communities
- Children from high risk families and/or substance abuse backgrounds
WHAT DOES THE WORD ‘RADION’ MEAN?
RADION stands for RADIATING MISSION. It is our mission and goal to radiate love and care to the ones who need them most.
We believe this must be done not only through words but more importantly through practical actions.
WHO STARTED RADION?
Eugene Wee and Benjamin Goh co-founded RADION International in 2007
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF RADION’S WORK AND PROJECT DURATION?
RADION’s work revolves around key projects that are on a community level targeted to impact entire communities by leading them to a state of self sustenance.
Respective project duration vary depending on the level of need, these project duration usually range from months to years. Sub-projects on the other hand are much shorter in duration (days-weeks) to cater to dynamic requirements. ie (Blanket provision to brace unexpected cold weather)
WHO HAVE WE PARTNERED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
We have partnered various companies to make a difference to our target recipients. Some of our partners include companies such as Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, Crocs International, Starhub Singapore, Mt Alvenia Hospital, Salvation Army, and the Medical Society Singapore among others.
HOW DOES RADION OPERATE?
RADION collaborates with companies and organizations on both short term projects as well as on a sustained basis for long term projects.
HOW CAN MY COMPANY HELP?
If your company is interested to help, your company may consider to ‘adopting’ a project in the following manner:
- Financial Support
- Material Support with items in kind
- Volunteer Trips – gather a team for a hands-on volunteer trip as part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) program
RADION has the expertise and experience to ensure that each company’s adopted projects bring the “right aid to the right people” so that effort is sustainable and the communities can benefit directly.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT FOCUS FOR FUNDING FOR RADION?
RADION current focus is on the Hmong hill tribe community – both the Laotian Hmong refugees as well as the destitute Hmong Thai community in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
RADION aims to bring practical aid and humanitarian relief to this community as an interim process until we can lead this community to a state of self sustenance.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT ONGOING PROJECTS WHICH RADION IS WORKING ON?
RADION is currently focusing on the following ongoing projects:
- Humanitarian Crisis Relief : This is a humanitarian relief operation that reaches out to crisis hit communities and refugee groups among the Hmong hill tribe.
- STREETKIDS! : This is a child shelter that provides shelter, guidance and safe environment for children from high risk families (families with histories of abuse, substance abuse, poverty).
- Shophouse! : This is a social enterprise that provides work-skill training and shelter to destitute villagers through sustainable means.