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.
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.
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.
"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.