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24 November 2016

Preschools and primary schools join hands to support at-risk children entering  Primary 1

At-risk children and their families will now get better support as they make the critical transition from preschool into Primary 1 as part of the Circle Of Care pilot programme. At Lakeside and Gan Eng Seng Primary Schools, teachers and school counsellors hold a series of meetings with social workers and preschool teachers who have worked closely with the children in the months and years before Primary 1. Leveraging on the trusted relationship they have with the children and families, and armed with reports that detail the needs of each child, primary school staff are better equipped to build on the hard-won progress that the children have made in their preschool years.

 

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•  The Straits Times - 24 November 2016 

 

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Giving them a sense of purpose

This photo essay followed the journey of two residents from Apex Harmony Lodge and how the Lodge engaged them in various activities to maintain their independence and sense of self-worth. This is part of a larger project with the Foundation to transform and strengthen the Lodge's psyschosocial capabilties and programming. 

•  The Straits Times - 8 December 2016

Strengthening circle of care for at-risk children

At-risk children and their families will now get better support as they make the critical transition from preschool into Primary 1 as part of the Circle of Care pilot programme. At Lakeside and Gan Eng Seng Primary Schools, teachers and school counsellors work closerly with social workers and preschool teachers in the months before the children transit into Primary school. 

•  The Straits Times - 26 November 2016
•  The Straits Times - 24 November 2016

"There's nowhere to be you"

Following from an earlier study on nursing homes in Singapore, celebrity host Ms Anita Kapoor volunteered to stay in a nursing home for two weeks. She recounted her experience staying in the home, and why there is a need to do better. The full documentary will be released at a later date.

•  Channel NewsAsia - 15 November 2016
•  CNA Insider - 14 November 2016

•  Talking Point  -  10 November 2016