Replacing the former Kids’ Club programme which ran from 2007 to 2015, the YWCA Kids’ Weekday Care (KWC) programme was set up in 2016 to provide afterschool care to latch-key children from low-income families. It was created in response to demand for afterschool care needs from our beneficiary families under our Meals-on-Wheels programme.
The thrice-weekly afterschool care service covers two-way transport from school and back to their respective homes, halal lunch and a structured care schedule at a highly subsidised cost.
The care programme 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 and character, discover their unique potential, and strive for excellence. In doing so, it perpetuates YWCA’s endeavours to offer a more holistic approach to helping children from low-income families under the Meals-on-Wheels programme and those who are referred by schools.
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.
The service runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm to 6pm at the YWCA Kids’ Weekday Care room at Outram. The centre will be closed at 6.30pm and on school and public holidays.
Child must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) enrolled in a government school within the vicinity of Outram* and meets the following criteria: