Kids’ Weekday Care

kwc finReplacing the former Kids’ Club programme which ran from 2007 to 2015, the YWCA Kids’ Weekday Care (KWC) is a new thrice-weekly afterschool care service created in response to the needs of beneficiary families. Launched on 21 March 2016, the service covers one-way transport from school, halal lunch and a structured care schedule at a highly subsidised cost.

As before, it aims to provide social, emotional, moral and academic support to disadvantaged children by creating a rewarding and conducive environment for them to develop their self-worth, character, and discover their unique potential and strive for excellence. And in doing so, it perpetuates YWCA’s endeavours to offer a more holistic approach to help children from low-income families under the Meals-on-Wheels programme.

The Kids’ Weekday Care focuses on the overall development of children through a broad range of activities such as tutoring, mentorship, enrichment, soft skills and life skills workshops, outings and group work. Service and value-based learning is emphasized, as well as work in alliance with parents. Casework and counselling will be available for children who require it.

Strategic Thrusts

“Best interests of the child” – Prioritising the long-term well-being and holistic development of children
“Home away from home” – Providing supervision and care in a safe, nurturing environment
“Reintegration of the family” – Creating bonding opportunities for families to thrive
“Not to fall between the cracks” – Individual or group-based intervention and preventative work for at-risk children not yet identified by systems
“Many helping hands” – Focused systemic support in collaboration with schools and help agencies

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The service runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm to 6pm at the YWCA Youth Centre at Outram. The centre will be closed at 6.30pm and on school and public holidays.

Please contact Ms Nurul Khairiah at 6223 1227 or nurulkhairiah@ywca.org.sg to find out more about the service. The Kids’ Weekday Care Application Form can be downloaded here.

For potential volunteers who are inspired to make a difference in the lives of the children, come volunteer with us! The YWCA would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your support in donations as we reach out to touch these young lives and to make a difference in their world. With your generous donation we can provide quality activities, events and outings for them!