Who we are
Founded in 2015, EQUAL (an IPC charity) strives to transform lives through Animal-Assisted Services. EQUAL partners with animals to provide experiential and educational programmes that help empower vulnerable persons such as children, youths, persons with special needs, families and seniors by enhancing their social and emotional well-being and supporting social integration in a safe environment — building resilience and inclusive communities.
What we do
Animal-Assisted Learning (AAL) is an experiential programme facilitated by instructors partnering animals, where participants develop social-emotional and relationship skills in a safe environment.
EQUAL started with Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL), a pedagogy well established in Europe, North America and Oceania. The programmes have expanded to include Canine-Assisted Learning.
We serve hundreds of clients every year from schools, children's homes, nursing homes and other social service organisations. We are a Charity, Institution of Public Character, Company Limited By Guarantee, and member of the National Council of Social Service. Our auditor is RSM Chio Lim LLP and In.Corp Global Pte Ltd as our corporate secretary.
We aspire to transform lives through Animal-Assisted programmes to build resilient and inclusive communities.
We empower vulnerable persons by enhancing their social and emotional well-being and social integration in partnership with animals and communities.
EQUAL is certified by Eagala, the leading international non-profit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. Eagala has over 800 international programs and more than 2500 certified members in over 40 countries. EQUAL is the only organisation in Singapore whose programme has been approved and certified by Eagala.
The Eagala Model incorporates horses’ unique herd instincts to help clients heal. It is client-centred and solution-oriented. In a safe and supportive setting, clients discover the life changes they need to make in order to improve their lives.
EQUAL’s programmes are based on the Eagala Model.
Eagala provides mental health professionals and equine specialists with standardised methods, a code of ethics, continuing education opportunities, a replicable framework, a team approach, and a global professional network.
As the pioneer of equine-assisted learning in Singapore, it is paramount for EQUAL to keep learning from global best practices. EQUAL remains committed to the learning and development of its team and attaining key certifications to ensure EQUAL’s programme standards are aligned with global standards and best practices.