The PoPstrings project story.
Established in 2016, PoPstrings is the brainchild of Dr. Rajeshree Nimish Parekh, more affectionately known as Gina. She is one of the lead volunteers at Star Shelter, under the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO). Stronger together, Gina has been working with fellow volunteers to empower survivors of domestic violence who seek temporary refuge at Star Shelter.
PoP stands for “Power of Positivity” and through the PoPstrings Project, residents at Star Shelter have been introduced to bracelet-braiding - a new hobby to bond over and find joy in. For them, PoPstrings is a means of supplemental income from the sales of the bracelets.