Every year WOAM organises challenging expeditions, dynamic marketing campaigns, and inspirational fund-raising events, as a means to raise awareness and funds for a humanitarian cause. We have raise SGD 1,000,000 so far through 9 successful expeditions and 7 major fundraising events combining over 1,000 guests. 

We also strongly value our presence on the grounds and regularly giving motivational talks, learning & entrepreneurship training, gender equality awarenss worskhops reaching over 500 + women in Singapore and Nepal.

 

MONGOLIA - JUNE 2018

HIKING AND RIDING

Another physically challenging and mentally stimulating expedition under our belt as our team of 12 women successfully summited two iconic peaks over 3,300 metres and galloped across the huge open plains on Nomadic Mongolian horses. But beyond the challenge, this expedition, into the stunning Altai Mountains, the Land of the Eagle Hunters, was an incredibly emotional and spiritually enriching experience for our team.

Thanks to your generous support, this expedition has raised 72,000 SGD for women survivors of war and abuse. 

 

ETHIOPIA - NOV. 2017

MOUNTAIN BIKING 

Crossing the Danakil Depression on bikes had never been attempted before. Now we understand why! It was the most grueling expedition we’ve undertaken to-date, 200km in 6 days over contrasting terrain from sand, sulphuric acid and salt, to bush, lava and volcanic rock with debilitating temperatures reaching up to 50 degrees Celsius at midday. This expedition has raised funds to support women survivors of war and violence.

 

BHUTAN - MAY 2017

STAND UP PADDLE 

Our WOAM team of 11 intrepid ladies officially became the first SUP team to travel to this hidden Himalayan Kingdom and to claim the first descent of two of its rivers. The expedition’s objective was to raise awareness and funds for RENEW, a charity founded by the Queen Mother of Bhutan, dedicated to the empowerment of women and children, with specific attention to survivors of domestic violence and sexual and gender based violence.

 

IRAN - NOV. 2016

DESERT CROSSING BY FOOT

Our WOAM team of 12 women has successfully crossed the Lut Desert of Iran, becoming the first all-female team in history to do so.  We have walked the 200km expanse of unforgiving desert terrain on foot in seven days. In addition to the tough physical challenge we are proud to have reached our US$100,000 fundraising target to support women survivors of war and violence.

 

CAMBODIA - MAY 2016

CYCLING 

In March 2016, WOAM launched its very first mini-expedition. Our team of 14 ladies undertook a challenging 4-day cycle through the amazing landscape of Siem Reap in support of Sala Baï, a school that helps fight poverty and human trafficking by providing professional training and job opportunities for young, underprivileged Cambodians. 

 

SIBERIA - NOV 2015

NOMADIC EXPERIENCE 

Our team of nine women just got back from our most challenging expedition to date, from the Yamal peninsula of Siberia. We shared the daily life of the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders and truly challenged ourselves in support of our chosen charities.

 

NEPAL- NOV 2014

HIKING THE TSUM VALLEY

From November 15-27, 2014, under the banner of Women on a Mission, an independent all-female team of 9 women from Singapore embarked on a 13 day trek to the sacred Tsum Valley of Nepal in the Himalayas, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war, victims of violence and sexual abuse.

 

JORDAN - NOV. 2013

ROCK CLIMBING 

From November 3-13, 2013, an independent, self-funded, all-female team of 12 women from Singapore and Europe embarked on a 10 day trek, across a politically charged region of the Middle East, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war, victims of human trafficking, and rape. 

 

NEPAL - NOV 2012

EVEREST BASE CAMP 

For our first expedition, a team of nine women from Singapore and Europe successfully trekked to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m - 17,598 ft.) to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war. This achievement marked the beginning of the WOAM adventure.

We organise a wide range of events throughout the year, don't miss out, follow us:  

 

SANDS OF TIME

June 2017

A unique fun-filled desert-chic and Persian-themed, beach party at Ola Beach Club. A celebration of our team's crossing of the Lut Desert in Iran, the night has been a tremendous success, raising much need funds for AWARE Singapore and the OMID Foundation of Iran.

 

FROZEN - May 2016

A SIBERIAN-THEMED EVENT​

FROZEN, a fundraiser benefiting our charity partner Pertapis, was a sell out success bringing together 225 friends, supporters and guests in a giant igloo-like marquee. A large photography exhibition, ice sculptures, vodka & caviar bars, Russian dancers and musicians were a few of the attractions of this magical evening celebrating the return of our teammates from Siberia.

ANOUSHEH ANSARI

REACHING FOR THE STAR

October 2015

A truly inspirational luncheon with Dr. Anousheh Ansari, the world's first female private space explorer, in Support of the Singapore Committee for UN Women.

 

SACRED LAND

 

Art & Music with Ketna Patel

 

March 2015

"Queen" of Asia POP & street culture Artist Ketna Patel and internationally acclaimed musicien Ulrich von Wrochem united their talent for a unique evening of visual and accoustic pleasures. Another spectacular WOAM event celebrating people of the Tsum Valley and raising much needed funds for our causes.

1001 NIGHTS

UNDER THE STARS

October 2014

ELEVATION 8848

Photography Exhibition & Event

March 2013

 

A tribute to WOAM's successful expedition to Everest Base Camp, this exhibition featured the work of photographers and climbers who have captured with emotion the beauty of the world's tallest mountain. A stunning fundrainsing event in one of Singapore most beautiful black & white house in support of women in war-torn regions.

A spectacular Middle-Eastern themed event at the Singapore Polo Club in celebration of the team's expedition to Jordan. Inspirational speaker Thaddeus Laurence shared his story of his 1,000 km race through the world's hottest and coldest deserts. 

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

WOAM's Founding Partners and teammates give regular talks and workshops on leadership development, social entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence (EI), energising teams under pressure, climbing Everest and 'lessons learned' from leading multiple challenging expeditions around the world.

Additionally, every few months, in partnership with AWARE, we organise a Changemaker Workshop. These are part of the global ‘We Can End Violence Against Women’ campaign and are forums where people from all walks of life meet and explore ideas, share experiences and discuss existing patterns of belief in our society that tolerate inequality and violence against women. These workshops examine how each of us can contribute to changing the status quo by taking small actions in our everyday lives to overcome inequality, injustice and discrimination.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

100% of your donation will go to support our current campaign which aims to raise funds for women survivors of war via the charity Women for Women International. 

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Individuals

Join an expedition or volunteer with WOAM. For every campaign we are lucky to have the support of amazing volunteers. We are immensely grateful to all these wonderful women for their contribution to WOAM's achievements.

Corporates

Over 40 companies and organisations have partnered with us, donated and sponsored our initiatives and events since 2012. Get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities or to organise a tailor-made workshop.