Scandinavian Women’s Association in Singapore (SWA) Introduction to SWA SWA started out as an auxiliary to the Scandinavian Society of Singapore (SSS) in 1975, on the initiative of a Norwegian lady, Ms Marit Thome. At the closure of SSS in 1995, the SWA was formally registered as the Scandinavian Women’s Association.
The Scandinavian Women's Association (SWA) is a social and charitable organisation. Its goal is to establish a good network among women from all nationalities. The Association wants to be a rallying point for Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish women who have come to live in Singapore.
As expats, the members enjoy a relatively privileged life, which is why they wish to use their time and money to help some of those less fortunate. For SWA, it is essential that they support the Singaporean society through charitable activities directed at some of the less fortunate people here in Singapore.
Role of SWA in immigrant integration SWA offers members the opportunity to establish good networks and rapport with women of similar interests. The Association organises frequent coffee meetings and social gatherings for its members, where members can share experiences, thoughts and build friendships during these social events. Other such social events include cycling trips, hikes, as well as heritage tours. Members get to learn more about aspects of Singaporean life through these heritage tours.
With the income from members’ fees, and through generous donations from Scandinavian and local companies, and private individuals, the SWA helps some of the needy people in Singapore.
The Association supports the following charities: