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SINGAPORE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORT 2012 MCI (P) 062/01/2013


ANNUAL REPORT EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Dr Teng Su Ching Dr Wernmei Yong Ade Ms Shen Xuesheng All names of children and youths mentioned in this report have been changed to protect their identities. Unique Entity Number: S62SS0057G


S T N E T N CO A b ou t Us Chairman’s Message .......................................... 04 Highlights of the Year 2012 ................................ 06 Organisation Charts .......................................... 11 Chairpersons & National Day Awards Recipients.............................................. 13 Committee Members 2012/2013 ....................... 14

Our Work CAREGIVING

Student Care Centre (Henderson)...................... 18 Sunbeam Place .................................................. 19 Vulnerable Witness Support Programme ........... 20

COMMUNITY

Family Service Centre (Yishun) .......................... 22

DEVELOPMENTAL

Children Service Centre ..................................... 25 Project CABIN .................................................... 27 RoundBox.......................................................... 28 Youth Centre (Jurong) ....................................... 28

PREVENTIVE

Bully-Free Programme ....................................... 31 Compulsory Education Casework ...................... 32 Pre-School Education Outreach and Casework.................................................... 33 Project LADDER ................................................. 33 Tinkle Friend Helpline ........................................ 34

PUBLIC EDUCATION

KidzLive ............................................................. 36 Research Studies ................................................ 37

REMEDIAL

BeaconWorks..................................................... 39 Beyond Parental Control – Complaints and Programme......................39 - 40 Youth Family Care Programme .......................... 40 Buddy Care Programme .................................... 41 Children’s Medical Fund .................................... 41 Guidance Programme ....................................... 42 iNSPIRE Fund ..................................................... 42

Our Volunteers a nd Donors Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Awardee 2012 .................................. 46 Ruth Wong Awardee 2012 ................................. 47 Gopal Haridas Awardee 2012 ............................. 48 List of Awardees 2012 ........................................ 49 Hear What They Say – More Voices from our Volunteers, Children, Youth and their Families ..................... 50

Fact s a nd F ig u r e s Service Statistics ................................................ 53 Financial Information Summary......................... 55 Audited Financial Information 2012 ................... 56 Major Donors .................................................... 58


Helming the Future When life is less than smooth sailing, we provide support and care for children and families in need through specialised care, guidance, counselling and rehabilitation – setting them on course to a brighter future.


ABOUT US Our Patron-in-Chief

PRESIDENT TONY TAN KENG YAM

Patron for 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need

MR TEO CHEE HEAN Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister For Home Affairs

At Singapore Children’s Society, we help protect and nurture children and youth of all races and religions, especially needy children from disadvantaged families. We provide help through our six service categories of Caregiving, Community, Developmental, Preventive, Public Education and Remedial. CAREGIVING SERVICES

PREVENTIVE SERVICES

We take care of children and youth on behalf of their parents/guardians for a period of time.

We help prevent children and youth from being harmed or at risk of delinquency, abuse and/or neglect.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

PUBLIC EDUCATION

We promote the welfare of children and youth through the fostering of happy family life.

We conduct forums and research related to children, youth and family to raise public awareness.

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

REMEDIAL SERVICES

We help educate and develop children and youth to become healthy and well rounded.

We provide rehabilitative services to children and youth, with guidance and counselling for their families.

OUR MISSION To bring relief and happiness to children in need OUR VISION To be a leading edge organisation in promoting the well-being of the child

OUR CORE VALUES • Compassion and Caring • Commitment • Professionalism • Integrity • Openness to Change


ABOUT US CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

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n 1952, neglect and malnutrition of children were the pressing issues that caught the attention of a group of civic-minded citizens and expatriates. The 13-strong group wrote to the press and advocated for the formation of a voluntary welfare organisation for children. Singapore Children’s Society was founded on 17 April the same year. We have indeed come a very long way to celebrate our 60th anniversary of ‘bringing relief and happiness to children in need’. Over the last six decades, we have grown from our humble beginnings with a case work office and a Convalescent Home for malnourished children at Changi to become Singapore’s leading voluntary welfare organisation for children and families in need. As we celebrated our 60th anniversary, we were gratified by the many young lives that had been positively impacted, but at the same time, we remained mindful of how much more we could do for the many others. In the midst of our year-long celebration, we continued to pioneer new services such as KidzREACH and KidzUNITE programmes to reach out to more children in need. We co-hosted the 2nd ASEAN Children’s Forum that brought 36 youths from 10 ASEAN countries to Singapore for the first time. We launched the English and Chinese publications titled ‘Singapore Childhood: Our Stories Then and Now’, the 60th anniversary commemorative book and a mobile Heritage Corner. We kept the rest of the year busy, but exciting, with our other key events such as the 22nd Project CABIN launch at Yuying Secondary School, project ‘Little Caring Hearts’ that bridged the inter-generational gaps between our children and residents of elderly homes, Bully-Free Forum, Walk for Our Children, 6th Singapore Children’s Society Lecture and YouthGIG concert. The 60th anniversary celebration would not be complete without the Charity Gala Dinner, the final fund-raising event of the year, which we had the honour to have Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to grace the event. The event was a success as we surpassed our initial fund-raising target to hit a record of S$1,024,561 that evening.

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ABOUT US CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

The Society’s total expenditure was S$9.974 million, 13% higher than 2011’s expenditure of S$8.832 million. As we constantly develop more new services and reach out to a wider group of children and youths, our overall expenses in services will continue to rise in the years ahead. But I am thankful to our Appeals Standing Committee and the fund-raising staff for stepping up in their efforts to raise more funds. Our total donations for 2012 reached S$12.572 million, or 63% more than 2011. This was a record for our Society, and the good performance was clearly the result of well planned and innovative strategies in fund-raising. Our strong performance demonstrates that donors, supporters and well-wishers alike believe in what we do, and I hope, this would inspire more to step forward to support us in our common goal to reach out and help more children and families in need. We need to stay focused to strengthen Children’s Society through our best practices and good work processes so as to reach a higher level of efficiency and achievement. To do that, apart from a strong professional staff team and an active dedicated volunteer base, our Executive Committee must ensure that the highest standard of governance is adhered to at all times. I am thankful to our volunteers and donors who have been our pillars of strength. At our Awards presentation ceremony in 2012, we were honoured to recognise 44 volunteers and donors for their unstinting support. Our Guest-of-Honour, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, presented the inaugural Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award to OCBC Bank, the Ruth Wong Award to Dr Alice Seng and the Gopal Haridas Award to Mr Kurt Wee. The theme for our 2012 Annual Report is ‘Dreams for Tomorrow’. Our beneficiaries, volunteers and staff have aspirations for the future. Whether they have been helped, or they are the ones to offer the helping hands, the hope for a better tomorrow will continue to spur all of us to work harder together. In conclusion, I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the Executive Committee and Standing Committee members for the countless hours they have dedicated themselves to the cause of Singapore Children’s Society. To the members, donors and well-wishers, your support goes a long way in encouraging us to give our best to ensure that every child has the opportunity to maximise his or her potential.

Mr Koh Choon Hui PJG JP Chairman Singapore Children’s Society

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ABOUT US HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2012 KidzREACH and KidzUNITE programmes

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In 2012, the Society embarked on a new initiative to reach out to children living in Henderson, Siglap and Taman Jurong areas, most of whom live in interim rental housing or rental flats. Called KidzREACH @ Henderson, KidzREACH @ Siglap and KidzREACH @ Taman Jurong respectively, the programmes aim to inculcate good values in our children beneficiaries starting from a young age. Another programme which was started that year was KidzUNITE, which teaches Primary School students to stand up against bullying behaviour by becoming ‘active bystanders’.

1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need Appreciation Dinner

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To recognise the 498 donors who participated in the 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need programme, the Society held an appreciation dinner on 16 February at the InterContinental Hotel. The programme’s Patron, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, was the Guest-of-Honour.

Singapore Children’s Society Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

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The year 2012 was a special year for all at Singapore Children’s Society. It officially turned 60 on 17 April. A 60th Anniversary Celebrations Committee, chaired by Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann, our Honorary Secretary, was formed to oversee some special events to commemorate the occasion. A 60th Anniversary logo was specially created for the year.

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ABOUT US HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2012 Launch of 22nd Project CABIN – North Pole

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The Society’s 22nd Project CABIN was launched by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Mayor of North East District, at Yuying Secondary School on 19 April. A school-based drop-in facility for character and life skills development, CABINs provide a positive and conducive environment for youths to hang out after school hours.

2nd ASEAN Children’s Forum

JU N

Singapore Children’s Society and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) jointly hosted the 2nd ASEAN Children’s Forum held from 6 to 8 June at the University Town, National University of Singapore. The Forum saw 36 youth delegates invited from across our ASEAN Plus Three countries who had gathered to discuss rights and issues concerning children and youth in their respective communities.

‘Little Caring Hearts’ Bridging the Age Gap

JU N

As part of the Society’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 30 children from the Society and 30 senior citizens from two homes for the elderly participated in Little Caring Hearts, a project promoting inter-generational bonding between the young and the elderly. The project comprising a series of activities held over several months, led to the finale at the restaurant WildOats@Punggol Park on 11 June, where the children helped to serve food to their elderly friends.

Anti-smoking Campaign

JU L

Youth Centre (Jurong) rolled out an anti-smoking campaign from July to August 2012 to encourage upper primary school students to say ‘No’ to smoking and opt for a healthy lifestyle. The preventive programme, called ‘Smoking — Seriously, Don’t Start!’, was conducted in three primary schools in the West. The campaign reached out to about 2,000 students. Singapore Children’s Society ANNUAL REPORT 2012

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ABOUT US HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2012 Bully-Free Forum 2012

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Dr Debra Pepler, Research Professor of Psychology from the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, York University, Canada, presented at our Bully-Free Forum held on 21 July at Republic Polytechnic. Gracing the event was Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education. About 270 participants attended the Forum entitled ‘Shaping a Respectful School Culture and the Role of Parents and Teachers’ which included topics such as understanding the developmental pathways of children who bully and those who are victimised, strategies to promote healthy relationships and individualised support for students.

Walk for Our Children 2012

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Almost 6,000 participants joined in the Society’s signature annual fund-raising event, Walk for Our Children 2012, on 29 July at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. The objective of the event, which raised more than S$420,000, was to encourage children and their families to spend the weekend together for a good cause. Adopting the fairy-tale theme of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ for the walk, the Society made an entry in the Singapore Book of Records for the largest floating balloon inflatable – a two-storey-tall giant beanstalk, topped off with an inflatable castle. Guest-of-Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, flagged off the three-kilometre-long Walk.

Down Memory Lane with Two Books

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In conjunction with the 60th Anniversary Celebrations, a Double Book Launch was held on 11 August at The Pod, National Library Building, for two publications – ‘Singapore Childhood: Our Stories Then and Now’ and《我们这样长大: 新加坡的童年生活》. Mooted by our former President Mr S R Nathan, who was the Society’s Patron-in-Chief, the books trace the political, economic and social changes that have taken place over the past six decades and how they have transformed the childhood of children in Singapore. The English version even made it to Popular bookstore’s bestseller corner in October 2012.

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ABOUT US HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2012 Singapore Children’s Society Awards 2012

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The 60th Anniversary Singapore Children’s Society Awards took place on 7 September at the Pan Pacific Hotel. President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mrs Mary Tan were the Guests-of-Honour. That evening, a new top philanthropy award, the Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award, was given out to OCBC Bank. In total, 44 awards were conferred on volunteers and donors in recognition of their contributions.

6th Singapore Children’s Society Lecture

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More than 150 participants attended the 6th Singapore Children’s Society Lecture, which was held on 29 September at the Raffles Institution. Professor Leong Wai Kum, who teaches at the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore, delivered the lecture: ‘For Our Children’s Sake: Gentle Reminders of Parental Responsibility’.

Subordinate Courts’ Award to Singapore Children’s Society

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A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Singapore Children’s Society by the Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye on 18 October 2012 for our valued contributions to the Subordinate Courts for the past 10 years. This is the fourth consecutive year we have received this Award from the Subordinate Courts.

60th Anniversary Charity Gala Dinner 2012

NOV

Singapore Children’s Society celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a Charity Gala Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 9 November. The biennial event was one of the Society’s major fund-raising events in 2012 which concluded the year-long celebration of its 60th Anniversary. Gracing the event was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Dinner raised a record of S$1,024,561 that evening. Singapore Children’s Society ANNUAL REPORT 2012

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ABOUT US HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2012 60th Anniversary Commemorative Book and Heritage Corner

NOV

From the Society’s humble beginnings with a case work office and Convalescent Home for malnourished children at Changi, it has grown to become Singapore’s leading children’s charity today. All these were captured in a 97-page commemorative book titled ‘Every Child A Gift’, which pays tribute to all volunteers and staff, past and present. The book was given to guests attending the Charity Gala Dinner. Prime Minister Lee was the first recipient of the book that evening. Heritage Corner, another project by the Infocore Standing Committee is a ten-panel exhibit that showcases interesting nuggets of information pertaining to the Society’s involvement with children in need and its evolvement for the past 60 years. It was first displayed at the Charity Gala Dinner and would be roved to various locations and showcased to a wider group of viewers.

Release of Parenting Guide on Pre-schoolers

DEC

The Society’s Research and Outreach Centre released the third in a series of parenting guides, Parenting Guide on Pre-schoolers, which provides tips on how parents can handle difficult situations with their pre-schoolers, aged four to six. The Guide also explains issues of child’s behaviours using simple illustrations to make reading easy and fun.

YouthGIG 2012

DEC

The annual YouthGIG 2012 concert held at Shuqun Secondary School on 7 December was themed ‘LOVE LIFE’, with the aim of encouraging youths to say ‘No’ to smoking and choose to live a healthy lifestyle. Guest-of-Honour Mr Desmond Lee, Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC and Advisor to Jurong Spring Grassroots Organisation, was among the guests who were entertained by the multi-talented line-up of musical performers that evening.

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ABOUT US ORGANISATION CHARTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman

Mr Koh Choon Hui

Vice Chairman

Prof Ho Lai Yun

Vice Chairman

Mr Tan Suee Chieh

Honorary Secretary

Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann

Honorary Treasurer

Ms Theresa Sim

Honorary Asst Secretary

Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh

Honorary Asst Treasurer

Mr Ho Lon Gee

Members

Assoc Prof Agnes Chang Mr Alex Lee Ka But Ms Annie Gan Assoc Prof Cuthbert Teo Eng Swee Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien Mdm Rashidah Abdul Rasip Dr Teng Su Ching Mr Wong Yew Meng

Co-opted Member Nominated Members

Mr Peter Joe Chia Assoc Prof Daniel Fung Assoc Prof John Elliott Dr Stephanie Leonard

STANDING COMMITTEES

OTHER COMMITTEES

CHAIRMAN Appeals

Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien

Information and Corporate Relations Research and Advocacy

Assoc Prof Cuthbert Teo Eng Swee

Social Work Service

Mr Alex Lee Ka But

Sunbeam Place

Dr Teng Su Ching

Prof Ho Lai Yun

CHAIRMAN Audit Awards Crisis Management Investment Remuneration

Mr Tan Suee Chieh Prof Ho Lai Yun Mr Koh Choon Hui Mr Ho Lon Gee Mr Wong Yew Meng

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ABOUT US ORGANISATION CHARTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MANAGEMENT TEAM OFFICE BEARERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mr Alfred Tan (since 1999)

HON SECRETARY HON TREASURER

CORPORATE SERVICES Director – Ms Tan Li Li

STANDING COMMITTEES APPEALS

FUND-RAISING Director – Mr Chia Boon Khiang

INFORMATION AND CORPORATE RELATIONS

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS Manager – Mr Tan Ping Yang (until Sep) Senior Executive – Ms Shen Xuesheng (from Oct)

RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY

RESEARCH AND OUTREACH CENTRE Director – Ms Sue Cheng CHILDREN SERVICE CENTRE Deputy Director – Ms Ann Hui Peng FAMILY SERVICE CENTRE Director – Ms Koh Wah Khoon

SOCIAL WORK SERVICE

STUDENT CARE CENTRE Head – Ms Samantha Lim STUDENT SERVICE HUB Director – Ms Rachel Tan YOUTH CENTRE Deputy Director – Ms Christina Appadoo YOUTH SERVICE CENTRE Director – Dr Carol Balhetchet

SUNBEAM PLACE

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SUNBEAM PLACE Director – Dr Siew Lai Keun


ABOUT US CHAIRPERSONS & NATIONAL DAY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Chairpersons of Singapore Children’s Society For sixty years, we are privileged to have had highly dedicated professionals and civic-minded citizens heading Singapore Children’s Society.

Chairperson

Years Served

Mrs K M Smyth Dr Gopal Haridas Prof E S Monteiro Mr J E Lloyd Prof Wong Hock Boon Mr Francis Thomas Dr M G John Dr Koh Eng Kheng Mr Koh Choon Hui

1952 1954 1956 1961 1963 1965 1970 1973 1978

– – – – – – – – –

1954 1956 1961 1963 1965 1970 1973 1978 Current

National Day Awards Recipients The following members of our Society were honoured by the Singapore Government for their significant contributions to social service.

The Meritorious Service Medal (Pingat Jasa Gemilang)

2011

Mr Koh Choon Hui

The Public Service Star (Bar) Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Lintang)

1993 2001 2007 2011

Dr Koh Eng Kheng Mr Koh Choon Hui Mr S C Lim Mr Peter Joe Chia

Public Service Star

(Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) 1985 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1997 2001 2002 2009 2010

Dr Koh Eng Kheng Mr Koh Choon Hui Mr Peter Joe Chia Ms Susan Verghese Dr Lim Hwee Leng Mr Leslie Yong Mr S C Lim Dr Ngiam Tee Liang Dr Stephanie Leonard Mr Gwee Lian Kheng Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann Prof Ho Lai Yun

Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat)

1980

Dr Koh Eng Kheng

1984 1984 1985 1986 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1994 1996 1999 2000 2003 2006

Mr Koh Choon Hui Mr Peter Joe Chia Ms Susan Verghese Dr Lim Hwee Leng Mr S C Lim Mr Safdar A Husain Mr Leslie Yong Dr Stephanie Leonard Dr Ngiam Tee Liang Mr Gwee Lian Kheng Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann Mr Yeo Khee Gee Mr Yew Hang Meng Dr Teng Su Ching Prof Ho Lai Yun

2007

Assoc Prof John Elliott

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Mr Koh Choon Hui 1 Prof Ho Lai Yun

Chairman

PJG, JP

Vice Chairman

Remuneration

Investment

Chairman Member

(since 1978)

BBM, JP

Crisis Management

Awards

Audit

Sunbeam Place

Social Work Service

Research and Advocacy

Information and Corporate Relations

Name

Appeals

Executive

ABOUT US COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2012/2013

Advisor

Chairman

Chairman Member

Member

Member

(since 2003)

Mr Tan Suee Chieh

Vice Chairman

Chairman

(since 2008)

Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann 2

Honorary Secretary

BBM

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

(since 1987)

Ms Theresa Sim 3

Honorary Treasurer

Member

Member

Chairman

Member

(since 2011)

Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh

Honorary Asst Secretary

Member

(since 2012)

Mr Ho Lon Gee

Honorary Asst Treasurer

(since 2011)

Assoc Prof Agnes Chang Mr Alex Lee Ka But JP Ms Annie Gan Assoc Prof Cuthbert Teo Eng Swee Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien Mdm Rashidah Abdul Rasip Dr Teng Su Ching PBM, JP Mr Wong Yew Meng PBM Mr Peter Joe Chia BBM (L) Assoc Prof Daniel Fung Assoc Prof John Elliott

PBM

Dr Stephanie Leonard

BBM

Member

PBS

Vice Chairman Member Chairman Member

Member Member Member Member Chairman Member Chairman Member Member Member Chairman Member Co-opted Member Nominated Member Member Nominated Vice Member Chairman Nominated Member

Advisor

Member

Member

Member

Member Member

Member Member

Member

Member

Member Chairman

Member

Member

Member

Member Member

Singapore Children’s Society is governed by the Executive Committee which has overall responsibility for policy making and governance. Members of the Committees are volunteers and receive no monetary remuneration for their contribution. Mr Koh Choon Hui is a Company Director. Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann is a Contract Liaison Officer in government service. 3 Ms Theresa Sim is a Partner of an audit firm. 1 2

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Mr Alfred Wong Assoc Prof Alice Seng Mrs Amy Fam Mr Ang Choon Kiat Mr Bay Chin Chye Mr Brendon Yeo Dr Brian Yeo Dr Chan Chee Hoe Mr Chan Chong Beng Mr Chan Eng Thai Ms Chang Rui Hua Dr Christina Ong Capt David Eliathamby Mr Gwee Lian Kheng BBM Mr Harry Chua Chin Nam Assoc Prof Isabella Wong Ms Jennifer Quong Mr Kenneth Tan Dr Kevin Koh Dr Lee Jee Mui Dr Lena Lee Mr Lim Hong Beng Dr Lim Hwee Leng BBM Dr Lim Kim Whee Dr Lim Lee Ching Dr Magdalene Chan Mrs Maria Shiu Ms Mel Koh Mr Mohd Khairunan Bin Ali Mr Ning de Guzman Dr Ong Bee Ping PPA Mrs Pek-Quek Swee Hee Mr Philip Tan Prof Phua Kong Boo Mr Richard Tong Capt Suresh Menon Ms Susan Verghese BBM Prof Tan Cheng Lim PPA Dr Tan Seok Hui Mr Thomas Ting Dr Warren Lee Ms Yap Bee Cheng Capt Yang Siew Mr Yeo Khee Gee PBM Mr Yew Hang Meng PBM Dr Yong Wern Mei

Member

Member Member Member

Member

Advisor

Member (until May)

Member Member

Investment

Audit

Member

Member

Member

Member

Vice Chairman Member

Member

*

Member Advisor Member Member

Member *

Member

Member Member Member

Member

* Member

Member

Member

Advisor

Member Member

Observer (from Sep)

Member

Member

Advisor

Member

Member

Member (until May)

Sunbeam Place

Social Work Service

Research and Advocacy

Information and Corporate Relations

Name

Appeals

ABOUT US COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2012/2013

Member Member (until Nov) Member Advisor Member

Member

Member Observer (from Jan) Member Member

* Research Committee Member only.

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Nurturing the Potential From small seeds grow big dreams‌ with the right kind of nurturing. Our programmes aim to equip young people with the social, emotional and psychological skills needed to navigate life’s everyday challenges, allowing their full potential to blossom.


OUR WORK In 2012, 71,039 children, youth and families benefited from our comprehensive range of programmes aimed at addressing different needs. These programmes spanning our six service categories are tailored to help needy children from disadvantaged families. THE SIX SERVICE CATEGORIES ARE:

Caregiving Community

al t n e m p Develo

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4

5 3 6

ve i t n e v e Pr

Public Education Remedial


OUR WORK CAREGIVING

Student Care Centre (Henderson)

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“At SCC, children are exposed to various types of programmes and activities organised by staff and volunteers. Life Values were taught and cultivated through these activities to build on resilience of children. Apart from giving, volunteers also gained from working with the children. They were happy to have the opportunity to interact and create a difference in the children’s lives.”

tudent Care Centre (Henderson) is a before-and-after school care service for primary school children who mainly come from low-income, single-parent and/or distressed families, and who are left at home without adult supervision. The Centre provides a nurturing environment where children are given the opportunities to enhance their emotional, intellectual, social and physical development through various activities and programmes.

Ms Samantha Lim Head, Student Care Centre (Henderson)

KidzREACH @ Henderson KidzREACH @ Henderson is a new outreach programme that the Society embarked on in 2012 which focusses on character development for Primary 3 and 4 children living in rental flats in the Henderson neighbourhood. The weekly programme allows children to learn and develop life skills and values through meaningful activities such as art and craft sessions, games and outings where children are exposed to experiential learning. By the end of 2012, 24 children had participated in KidzREACH @ Henderson.

Other Programmes Student Care Centre (Henderson) also organises other activities, the majority of which are developmental in nature and teach the children to be more resilient and to bond with their families. Such activities include Bonding Night, an overnight orientation camp for the children to get to know the staff better; Home Start programme, a school holiday programme which teaches children basic household chores; Wise Skills programme, a character development programme which focusses on responsibility, respect, righteousness and relationship; and Little Caring Hearts, a project promoting inter-generational bonding between the young and the elderly.

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OUR WORK CAREGIVING

Sunbeam Place

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unbeam Place is a residential home and gazetted place of safety for abused and neglected children in need of protection or whose parents are unable to provide proper care. It provides a home-like and loving environment for children aged between 2 and 18 years, and also counsels and helps them cope with their emotions of fear, anxiety, worry or guilt. The programmes offered at Sunbeam Place cater to the children’s emotional and developmental needs. In 2012, Sunbeam Place had 93 residents as compared to 94 in 2011.

“I’m glad I’ve been given the opportunity to contribute and be able to make a difference to the children’s lives as a volunteer at Sunbeam Place. The children have taught me skills and values much more than what I have imparted to them and that makes me want to continue volunteering.” Ms Isabelle Khoo a secondary school teacher and an abacus programme volunteer with Sunbeam Place since 2010

Sunbeam Place Going Green Sunbeam Place officially went ‘green’ in 2012. It launched a ‘Save Energy’ campaign in April 2012 to educate the residents to reduce energy consumption within the home. This campaign was the first of the many campaigns that will follow to educate the residents on the importance of conservation efforts on our environment. The residents were exposed to gradual changes in their environment, such as the periodic shutdown of the lift. In line with the aim of the campaign, the annual Sunbeam Place retreat was held at Underwater World Singapore for its residents to learn about the oceans and Singapore’s marine conservation efforts on 20 and 21 November 2012. The retreat included an overnight camp called ‘Living in the Ocean’, where its residents experienced a rare opportunity to sleep under the tunnel, right beneath the marine creatures. The children enjoyed activities such as touching sea creatures in the Touch Pool and watching the friendly pink dolphins perform tricks like jumping through hoops to singing. These intellectual mammals have become animal ambassadors that educate the public on the importance of marine conservation. As a commemoration, each child and staff took pictures with two adorable seals, and was given a Certificate of Participation and a small souvenir. The children were also treated to activities around Sentosa, from playing on the Luge to splashing at paddle pools around the Pirate Ship of the Port of Lost Wonder. This camp was generously funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and organised by Underwater World Singapore Pte Ltd. Singapore Children’s Society ANNUAL REPORT 2012

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OUR WORK CAREGIVING

Health Promotion Board’s Sports-based Tobacco Control programme According to a survey conducted by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), 71 per cent of youth smokers feel that they can stop smoking anytime they want. In light of this, HPB came up with a Sports-based Tobacco Control programme to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking and to clarify youth’s misconceptions about smoking.

The programme was conducted over a period of two weeks at Sunbeam Place during the December school holidays. Two facilitators from Youth Guidance Outreach Services introduced Tchoukball, an indoor team sport, to the youths. It was very well-received by the Sunbeam Place youths. They were very keen to pick up the sport and even took the initiative to help out with the set-up of the equipment. At the end of each Tchoukball session, the facilitators would discuss with the youths the effects of smoking on their health and fitness. The youths interacted spontaneously with the friendly and skilled facilitators which made the group dynamics wonderful to observe. Although the effectiveness of this preventive programme has yet to be determined, the programme has spurred many youths to engage in sports on a regular basis. In all, 22 youths aged 10 to 16 participated in the four two-hour sessions.

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“It is helpful to us because we are not familiar wit h things about the c ourt.”

Testifying in court Parent of a can be a stressful and child witne frightening experience, ss especially so for children. This can lead to their testimonials being undermined or deemed ineffective in the eyes of the court. Hence, Children’s Society recruits and trains volunteers to help child-witnesses under the age of 16 who have to give evidence in court.

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he Vulnerable Witness Support Programme (VWSP) which was started in 1998 is an initiative of the Subordinate Courts, working with the Singapore Children’s Society, in collaboration with the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Singapore Police Force. The aim of the VWSP is to provide emotional, non-evidentiary and practical support to vulnerable witnesses.

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These trained volunteers are assigned to the child-witnesses, who may be victims or witnesses to crimes, to help them deal with their fears and anxieties, and to familiarise them with judicial procedures. Preparing child-witnesses to better cope with court proceedings and testifying in court would lead to more positive outcomes. In 2012, we handled 7 cases.


OUR WORK CAREGIVING

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The 7-year-old boy’s family was going through some financial difficulties and his parents’ marital conflicts at that point in time. His father was out of work due to his poor health and his parents often quarrelled over financial matters. Often, his father would vent his anger on Aaron and his younger brother, after heated arguments with his mother, a housewife. At times, his father would hit his mother, leaving his mother with no choice but to take a personal protection order from the court against him. One day, Aaron’s father walked out on the family and went to stay with his grandmother, leaving Aaron’s mother very disappointed and helpless. With three mouths to feed and bills to pay, Aaron’s mother had to look for work. But first, she needed to look for a safe environment to place Aaron and his brother when she was out working. Through a social worker’s referral, she placed Aaron at Student Care Centre (Henderson) and his younger brother at a childcare centre. Soon after, she landed a job as a cleaner. Aaron was a very shy and apprehensive boy when he first joined Student Care Centre (Henderson). He had the intellect of a five-year-old, and needed a lot of prompting and assistance from the Centre’s staff to do basics like bathing, brushing his teeth, wearing his school uniform and shoes. He lacked self-confidence and was very dependent on the staff. However, the staff saw potential in him and taught him basic skills and coached him in his studies each time he spent his afternoons at the Centre. One year on, Aaron gained confidence and is now a very helpful and cheerful kid. Now, Aaron takes the initiative to help the staff and his friends when he sees that they need assistance. The positive change in Aaron has even spurred his mother to improve herself by attending English and computer-literacy classes. *Name has been changed to protect the child’s identity.


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t Family Service Centre (Yishun), we promote stable family life through various services and programmes. These include financial aid, casework and counselling, enhanced information and referral services, workshops, camps and programmes like Project Invest, LEAP (Let Every Aspect Progress), EUREKA!, Storm Riders, Project REACH and Camp V-Nest. The centre received 844 Enhanced Information and Referral Service (IRS) cases in 2012, of which 587 were casework and counselling services. 372 were new or reopened cases, out of which 72% had a total household monthly income of S$2,000 and below. Top 5 Problems (New cases only)

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Financial Issues Family Violence/Spousal Abuse Marital Issues Family Issues Emotional Issues Housing Issues Parenting/Child Management

34% 16% 8% 6% – – 8%

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Of the 587 cases, 367 were closed within the year. 303 of the 309 feedback respondents indicated that they were very satisfied with our casework and counselling services. In addition, the centre also disburses The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund* to needy students. In 2012, we disbursed S$143,935 to 344 children from low income families. * Within the Family Service Centre’s boundaries.

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Project REACH aims to improve • the mental health of at-risk

children from 7 to 19 years old, in the community by screening and identifying them. Its aim is also to refer to or collaborate with the REACH mobile team to provide early detection and intervention, and manage cases in the community. REACH workers underwent mental health training lectures and attachments at Child Guidance Clinic to equip them with skills in early detection and intervention support to at-risk children within the community. There were 18 enquiries made to REACH since it started in 2010 of which a total of 6 enquiries have been accepted by REACH for assessment and intervention.

Storm Riders is an anger • management intervention

programme for children from primary three to five. They learn effective communication, emotional management and regulation techniques, as well as positive conflict resolution skills. In addition, various cognitive-behavioural difficulties displayed by children with anger or behavioural problems are addressed. Two runs were conducted at Xishan Primary School and Student Care Centre (Henderson), benefiting a total of 30 children.


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“I like making new friends. I learnt about a lot of new things. I think the LEAP programme makes me special.” A female LEAP participant Primary 4

EUREKA! is a four-session • programme that equips

children with skills and knowledge on coping with changes in life. The long-term goal is for participants to accept and adapt to the changes they face. Each session of two hours covers topics such as ‘what is change?’, management of stress and emotions, building resilience and adopting a positive attitude towards changes in life. 14 children benefited from the programme in 2012.

Camp V-Nest aims to impart universally accepted • values to children through fun-filled and innovative games and activities. A single run of the camp was held at Family Service Centre (Yishun) for 49 participants with help from 22 Anderson Junior College students as facilitators. Through the three-day camp, participants learnt to sharpen their communication skills, exhibit teamwork and forge memorable new friendships. The camp highlighted three values namely Respect, Honesty and Responsibility.

In 2012, 33 students from Yishun • Primary School and Jiemin Primary

School attended LEAP (Let Every Aspect Progress), a programme that looks at building self-esteem and confidence in young children through group discussions, role-play, writing of individual journals and experiential learning. Group facilitators help create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for participants to achieve prescribed goals.

Project Invest is a fun and experiential • four-session course for parents with

children below 12 years old and who are keen to strengthen their parent-child relationship. Topics include understanding child development and developmental needs of children, parenting styles, communication, positive discipline and parent’s attitude towards children. Two runs were conducted in 2012. A total of 17 parents attended.

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LETTER FROM AN

Appreciative Beneficiary

DEAR MS KOH

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would like to send in my feedback on one of your counsellors, namely Miss Catherine Maderazo, who was assigned to me as my counsellor.

I was recommended for compulsory counselling by the family court in 2011 with regards to an incident that I had with my wife. I was then assigned to Miss Catherine, who not only provided a listening ear but was also very articulate and this allowed me to voice my concerns and worries. Her way of making the whole session comfortable put me at ease so I could speak up. Her suggestions, ideas and advice showed that not only did she listen to me, she also analysed the issues before dishing out advice on how they may be resolved. Miss Catherine has wonderful work ethics; she puts her clients’ needs before hers and looks at helping them at every instance. Due to my irregular work schedule, I was not able to attend the pre-arranged counselling sessions. But Miss Catherine made it possible by making her schedule fit mine. She would stay back after office hours on Saturdays just to meet me and follow-up on the previous sessions to see if there were positive outcomes, or if there was anything else that could be done.

Her positive outlook has taught me that no problem is too huge to be insurmountable and that it would be easier to resolve issues at hand if we try looking at issues from different perspectives. My impression of counselling has since changed and her ability to understand and advise accordingly has helped me a lot. In return, this has helped make my relationship with my wife rosier and happier. Miss Catherine is definitely an asset to your establishment. Her dedication and commitment to her job and cause to help people impresses me. I would like to thank her for helping me to salvage my marriage, hence allowing me to enjoy the now wonderful relationship I have with my wife. I would definitely recommend her to people who need help. Thank you. Regards

Pravin Kumar


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Children Service Centre

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hildren Service Centre reaches out to children between 5 and 12 years old who mainly come from dysfunctional or disadvantaged families. These children often lack supervision as both parents are working, and are likely to spend their time unwisely or run the risk of dropping out of school. Through programmes such as KidzSHinE (Seeing Hope in Every kid), and two new programmes that were rolled out in 2012 – KidzREACH @ Siglap and KidzUNITE – we impart positive values, encourage children to develop healthy self-esteem and combat the risk of delinquent behaviour by developing pro-social values and skills.

On 5 October, the Centre threw two Children’s Day parties within the day – one in the morning with a ‘Superheroes’ theme for the exuberant 5 to 8 year olds; and another in the afternoon, themed ‘Bodyguards’ that catered to the cool 9 to 12 year olds. The children played games that required teamwork and creativity. Highly amused parents were just as delighted to see the children storm the neighbourhood with staff and volunteers dressed as superheroes and were caught whipping out phone cameras to snap shots of the party!

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KidzREACH @ Siglap KidzREACH @ Siglap is a new outreach programme that the Society started in January 2012 which actively engages children living in interim rental housing flats in Siglap. The programme emphasises three core values: developing personal Resilience, fostering communal Respect and taking up of social Responsibility. Besides its emphasis on character development, KidzREACH is also distinctive in creating opportunities for the children to build positive relationships with their families and community. At Family Link sessions that promote parent-child bonding, KidzREACH families were invited to family events to enjoy quality time together and create memorable moments for their children. Children on the programme were further treated to funfilled outings that provide enrichment and learning opportunities, many of which were generously supported by our volunteers and sponsors. From interacting with various professionals, the children were inspired by examples and possibilities. Out of many young neighbours we reached through house visits and community events, 48 children participated in our weekly groupwork in 2012.

KidzUNITE Based on feedback from different primary school principals and counsellors collected via our centre’s survey, bullying was identified as an area in dire need of intervention. KidzUNITE programme was hence created to alleviate the problem of bullying among primary school children. Through games and drama, KidzUNITE aims to empower its participants to become active bystanders who would not only protect victims in need, bout but also hopefully learnt a ffect. e “W e influence fellow tander the the bys s classmates to do the lp e eh If no on e victims same. In 2012, two staff , th victims y get hurt.” conducted five weekly all e r could sessions which chel and Ra ants Jeslyn benefited 18 children. ic part ip ITE KidzUN Tampines from S ch o o l Primar y

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Project CABIN

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roject CABIN is a school-based drop-in programme that allows our youth workers to reach out to youths more effectively as they spend the bulk of their time in school. The mission of Project CABIN is ‘A meeting point of discovery and friendship’. CABINs provide a place for youths to hang out after school hours to enjoy facilities such as Internet access, gaming consoles and board games, or engage in meaningful activities. Besides organising fun-filled activities, the youth workers also conduct life skills workshops and training courses, as well as providing counselling support for students in need. The latest Project CABIN was launched by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Mayor of North East District, at Yuying Secondary School on 19 April. Named North Pole, this CABIN epitomises a place where students are able to conquer and overcome any obstacles and challenges in life. There were 16 secondary schools with Project CABIN in 2012. 5,108 students visited Project CABIN compared to 4,828 in 2011.

CABIN Club Since 2002, students from secondary schools participating in Project CABIN have the option of joining CABIN Club as part of their Co-Curricular Activity (CCA). It aims to instil in members ‘Care for the self, others, the school and the larger community’.

I look ct CABIN, je ro P to s th worker “Thank chool. You when I s to g in o g e forward to g Ying listens to m in s gives J y a g n lw o a Ms H d she n a s m le ome have prob od advice to overc o g ore me very ms. I feel m my proble happier now.” and confident g

Through CABIN Club, its members are imparted with life skills and values of resilience, respect and responsibility. The members are involved in planning and decision making for CABIN, while youth workers from Children’s Society act as advisors to these students and groom them in leadership roles. In 2012, six schools offered CABIN Club as a CCA with 148 CABIN Club members in total.

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RoundBox

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By focusing their energies toward positive endeavours, the youths are given the chance to discover their talents in activities such as performances, sports clinics, mentoring and cultural activities. These talented youths are also encouraged to spread their wings by organising and promoting various competitions, and also through public performances at events such as the Children’s Charities Association Fair. In 2012, RoundBox had 371 members.

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outh Centre (Jurong) reaches out to youths living and studying in Jurong through the TeenStart and TeenzLife programmes. The objective is to boost the self-confidence of youths through equipping them with skills and knowledge. The youths also organise the annual YouthGIG concert, a platform for them to showcase their talents in performing arts, which saw 77 participants in the programme in 2012.

TeenStart is a drop-in programme where youths visit the Centre and enjoy facilities such as a pool table, a dance studio and computers. They can also participate in activities such as hip-hop dance and yoga classes. The youths also receive support and guidance from the counsellors when faced with issues pertaining to their personal, family, social or school life. There were 655 members in TeenStart in 2012.

TeenzLife is a series of life skills workshops conducted at neighbouring secondary schools. The aim is to help teenagers understand themselves and provide them with skills to help them in their daily lives. Topics include stress and anger management, bullying, boosting self-esteem, time management and dealing with relationship issues. 6,332 benefited from the programme in 2012.

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Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts Programmes Youth Centre (Jurong) started the Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) programmes in the middle of 2012 for youths aged 13 to 18. The Fitness programme comprises a series of rigorous exercises to build the youths’ stamina and strength. The purpose of the programme is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among youths. It is also a means to build their self-esteem and to encourage them to be self-disciplined. The youths are trained and mentored by a volunteer life coach who is trained in mixed martial arts. It also acts as a selection process where youths’ attendance, behaviour and character are monitored. Successful candidates will be invited to the Evolve gym where they undergo the MMA training programme. To be eligible for the MMA programme, youths need to be smoke-free, have good conduct and academic results. The aim of the MMA programme is to develop self-discipline and confidence to reach desired goals in life. The Fitness programme has reached out to 15 students while the MMA programme has recruited 6 youths.

Anti-smoking Campaign In July 2012, the Centre launched an anti-smoking campaign called ‘Smoking – Seriously, Don’t Start!’ that was targeted at upper primary school students. The objective was to raise awareness amongst the target group about the effects of smoking, to teach them to learn to say ‘No’ to smoking and to encourage the students to lead a healthy lifestyle. About 2,000 students from three primary schools in the west have participated so far. The campaign mechanisms include school assembly talks, workshops, awareness videos, exhibition and game booths, and reflection and pledging booths.

KidzREACH @ Taman Jurong The Centre rolled out KidzREACH @ Taman Jurong in March 2012 to cater to children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old from disadvantaged and low-income families in the Taman Jurong area. The programme, which is similar to the KidzREACH programmes at Siglap and Henderson, reached out to 41 children in 2012. Programmes include character building activities, and support and guidance for children facing personal, family and school issues.

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BOY MADE GOOD THANKS TO

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efore I joined Secondary School and Project CABIN, I was a very mischievous and playful kid. I used to have to see my disciplinary teacher on a weekly basis as I often fought with others and had a short temper. I was also very self-centred.

When I was in Secondary 1, I joined CABIN Club as a second CCA. It helped me to step out of a comfort zone, taught me to be more vocal and to tone down on my mischievousness. By the time I was in Secondary 2, Project CABIN had taught and shown me that there were all sorts of people in society. Those who may look like gangsters and appear rough, may not actually be that bad after all.

My year in Secondary 3 was my darkest moment. I had violently assaulted my classmate, who was also my best friend, as he insulted my parents. At that time I was still very short tempered. I was sentenced to 18 months’ probation as well as 100 hours of community service order. Most of my friends and classmates started to ostracise me. But it was a different case with those from Project CABIN. They looked beyond my past and accepted me for who I was. In Secondary 4, it was not all smooth sailing but I managed to pull through with the support of those from Project CABIN. I was given the chance to develop my leadership and organising skills where I get to do small projects with everyone. After I have graduated from Secondary School, I felt that Project CABIN has taught me to be a good listener, to look at both sides of the coin, as well as to be able to put others before self, when we served the visitors to the CABIN. And not to forget, it taught me how to earn people’s respect, not demand for it; it also made me learn not to judge a book by its cover, as some who seem kind and friendly may have ill intentions. It allowed me to become a person who is able to address a crowd and step forward as a leader. Without Project CABIN, which gave me an opportunity to build my foundation, I would not be who I am today, one of the few youth leaders who plan and lead youth ushers for major events like Chingay and National Day Parade. I also contributed back to Children’s Society by volunteering my service in the annual camps. In a nutshell, Project CABIN has nurtured me into what I am today. Now, I will always look for an opportunity and try to pay it forward, so others too can get a chance to shine and be someone they truly are.

Fu Shiyong

22, CABIN alumni and active volunteer helping out at annual CABIN Camps and Society events


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Bully-Free Programme

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he Bully-Free Programme was started in 2004 to address the issue of school bullying and its impact on those involved. The programme aims to promote a bully-free culture in schools where young minds can thrive. The Bully-Free Programme operates on two levels, namely Public Outreach and School Outreach. To reach out to the community, we host a Bully-Free Campaign Website (www.bullyfreecampaign.sg), and organise annual Bully-Free Forums to raise awareness on the topic of school bullying among educators, social service practitioners and parents. Our school outreach efforts include training students to become effective Bully-Free Ambassadors through our annual Bully-Free Camps, organising regular Bully-Free Networking Sessions for educators to share ideas and best practices, conducting Bully-Free Awareness Talks for schools, and running teachers’ training and parenting workshops in schools.

Bully-Free Forum At the annual Bully-Free Forum held on 21 July at the Republic Polytechnic, guest speaker Dr Debra Pepler, Research Professor of Psychology from the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, York University, Canada, shared how to promote respectful relationships among peers and the role of adults, including parents and teachers, in bullying intervention. The theme of the forum was ‘Shaping a Respectful School Culture and the Role of Parents and Teachers’. Gracing the forum was Guest-of-Honour, Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education (MOE). The audience was treated to a skit depicting a typical school bullying scene and it showed how the issue was later successfully resolved. Participants of the forum comprised parents, educators, social service professionals, volunteers from Children’s Society, guidance officers from MOE, guests from the former MCYS, as well as students studying courses on social services, counselling and psychology from the various educational institutions. In total, 270 people attended the event.

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Bully-Free Camp Eighty students from 10 primary schools attended the Bully-Free Camp held on 14 to 16 March at Bedok South Secondary School. During the camp, students were equipped with knowledge on dealing with bullying – essential for their role as Bully-Free Ambassadors. Aside from topics on bullying, the camp focussed on ‘Developing and Maintaining True Friendship’.

s for ategie ying r t s e h “T bull his g with dealin ere helpful. T ts nw den situatio inly give stu e a t r i t e ec v will c r persp h the e t t e b a it aced w tion.” when f a u t g si bullyin er, Teach ar y School

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After the camp, Bully-Free Ambassadors return to their schools to organise a Bully-Free campaign, whose activities may include Bully-Free assembly talks, the display of banners, games and exhibition booths during recess time, and poster design competitions. In 2012, 14,383 students were reached out to during the campaigns.

Bully-Free Talks In 2012, we conducted Bully-Free talks at 26 primary and secondary schools and reached out to about 25,886 students in total.

Compulsory Education Casework

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he Compulsory Education Act was implemented in 2003. According to the Act, a child of ‘compulsory school age’ is one who is above the age of 6 and who has not yet attained the age of 15 years. Under the Act, a child born after 1 January 1996 and is a citizen of Singapore residing in Singapore, has to attend a national primary school regularly unless he has been exempted from compulsory education. Since we first started work on Compulsory Education casework in 2003, a total of 231 children have been referred to the Children’s Society, which has been working with the Ministry of Education to help families overcome their problems so that their children can attend school regularly. Our caseworkers also collaborate with school counsellors and other social service agencies to integrate the children into the school system and ensure regular school attendance. In 2012, we worked with a total of 43 children. 41 children including those whom we worked with previously as well as current active cases sat for their Primary School Leaving Examination in 2012. 23 passed and went on to a secondary school.

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Pre-School Education Outreach and Casework

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n 2006, Children’s Society was invited by the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, and People’s Association to develop guidelines for training Grassroots Leaders (GRLs) who would call on households identified with children who are of pre-school age and are not yet registered at a pre-school. In the subsequent years, we prepared our caseworkers and GRLs for the field work. In 2012, we worked with 317 pre-school age children to ensure that they are registered at a pre-school to better prepare them for formal education. At the same time, we conducted a workshop to prepare GRLs who are also involved in the outreach programme. A total of 124 GRLs attended the workshop.

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P r tele-visit facilities fo “Besides providing em th DDER to enable families of Project LA th their loved ones to keep in touch wi r e, we also look out fo who are serving tim m fro ng e the gap resulti g opportunities to clos in nd bo onsors’ offers of an absent parent. Sp . at tre a welcome activities are always rs nces when caregive Also, there are insta d an r circumstances feel trapped by thei support from their are not able to find our They are grateful to family and friends. lk ta fer the platform to caseworkers who of by o e considered tabo about issues that ar them. the people around r so appreciative of ou Some families are al r ei to help explain to th caseworkers’ efforts at in circumstances children the change ng ed their understandi home. That facilitat em e which helped th of the plights at hom in their lives.” adapt to the change Ms Sue Cheng

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roject LADDER is a joint project with the Singapore Prison Service that allows children whose parents are incarcerated to maintain frequent contact through tele-visits from our Research and Outreach Centre at Bishan. Tele-visits provide an alternative mode of visitation without the need for the family to travel to the prison institutions. It allows families more choices of preferred days and times to visit. The sessions present opportunities for our social workers to engage with the families, especially the children, who can then be assessed to see if they are coping well with the change in family circumstances. In addition, Children’s Society refers families to appropriate community or government agencies for assistance relating to employment, financial and housing issues. It ensures that school-going children have their needs met, such as having school uniforms or pocket money. The facilities have been well utilised since the programme started in 2003. Other organisations have since set up similar tele-visiting centres. We reached out to 250 children in 2012 compared to 134 in 2011. Singapore Children’s Society ANNUAL REPORT 2012

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inkle Friend Helpline (1800-2744-788) is a national toll-free helpline for primary school children who need a listening ear. Manned by trained volunteers, the helpline provides support, advice and information to lonely and distressed children especially in situations when their parents or main caregivers are unavailable. Boredom and school-related issues remain the most commonly cited reasons for calling the helpline. A total of 2,508 calls were made to Tinkle Friend Helpline in 2012.

Tinkle Friend Camp The Tinkle Friend Camp is an annual event that is targeted at primary school children aged 9 to 12 from low income families. ‘Expression’ was chosen as the theme of the camp as the organisers wanted to introduce to the children basic social skills such as how to interact with their peers or adults in their daily lives.

Types of Calls Received

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2012

Bored and chit-chat School-related Peer-related Family-related Sharing of happy events Boy-girl relationships Grief Alleged child abuse Enquiry about Tinkle Friend Helpline Attempt to contact (caller tries to make conversation but line is disconnected) Others

30.0% 16.2% 14.0% 8.2% 2.6% 1.1% 0.4% 0.4% 1.6% 12.0%

40.5% 13.8% 10.3% 6.9% 2.6% 2.1% 0.4% 0.4% 1.2% 8.7%

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The camp created an opportunity for the children to learn and develop social skills through activities like music, arts and games, as well as to learn to exhibit the appropriate social behaviour at social settings. A total of 123 children participated in the camp in 2012.

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A Helping Hand AND A LISTENING EAR

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ince November 2010, we have been attending tele-visit sessions at Singapore Children’s Society located at Bishan. The facility became our subsequent visit location after that as we found that it was nearest to my home and thus more convenient to go there as compared to other places. After each visit, my children and I will go through counselling or sharing sessions with a social worker.

We have benefited a lot through this programme, Project LADDER. We were recommended for the MediaCorp Gives Back programme, where they sent groceries such as instant noodles, bread, condensed milk, rice and other daily food necessities to our doorstep for a year. This assistance helped to cut down our household expenses. Children’s Society organises Children’s Day celebrations each year. In 2012, they organised a Terrarium Building Workshop. This activity helped my children gain knowledge and hands-on experience on how to plant a garden in a bottle. Children’s Society also organised activities such as Fun Games Day and many other workshops. During Christmas, our family was invited to a dinner and even enjoyed a movie. What’s more, my children were more than happy to receive their Christmas presents!

My children showed improvements – socially, emotionally and academically. They were more motivated after some sessions with the counsellors and they are happy and lively even though they missed out on their father’s care. We are glad that the counsellors are able to accommodate my children at the point where they are in need for emotional and social support. We would like to praise and applaud all the counsellors and staff involved for being very attentive and responsive with all hearts and ears listening to our sorrows and problems. We wish to extend our special appreciation to Uncle Ben who has been attending to us from the beginning to now. May God Bless You! Thank you!

Mdm Haslinda

Client of Project LADDER


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KidzLive KidzLive: I Can Protect Myself

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idzLive: I Can Protect Myself is a child sexual abuse prevention programme started in 2000. Children’s Society believes that children can be empowered to protect themselves from sexual abuse. Through interactive elements such as a story and a song, this programme teaches children to take care of their bodies, differentiate between good and bad touches and to tell a trusted adult if they are touched inappropriately. Staff members first conducted the KidzLive programme in primary schools in 2000. In September 2011, the programme was tailored for pre-schoolers and it continued to be well-received in 2012. To reach out to more pre-school children, the Society piloted the ‘Train the Trainer’ approach in 2012. Training sessions were conducted for pre-school teachers to familiarise them with the KidzLive resource kit. The kit was then distributed to pre-schools whose teachers have attended the training. Teachers are encouraged to use the resource kit to conduct KidzLive at their own convenience. A total of seven runs of KidzLive training were conducted for 181 PAP Community Foundation (PCF) teachers from 26 centres. 13 parents and a number of the Society’s staff and volunteers also attended these training sessions. As part of their efforts to publicise KidzLive, staff members also gave three marketing talks to 58 cluster and centre principals from PCF. In 2012, 60 runs of KidzLive were conducted by staff, volunteers and PCF teachers, reaching out to a total of 1,124 children.

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Research Studies

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ingapore Children’s Society conducts research to help us identify social trends and issues related to children, youth and families in Singapore. Presently, we have two on-going research studies with the third one in the planning stage.

Infant Attachment Study The Infant Attachment Study is a longitudinal research study which started in 2004. It is a collaboration with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital to examine contemporary care-giving practices in Singapore and how they impact children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development. In particular, the study investigates the extent to which caregivers and the number of changes in care arrangement are related to mother-infant attachment and infants’ development. Three cohorts of first-time mothers have taken part in this longitudinal study. To date, interviews for the first and second cohorts have been completed. This study is still on-going with the third cohort. Preliminary results from this study have been presented at local and international meetings. The findings of the study will benefit care-givers, child-care professionals and policy makers.

Public and Professional Perceptions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Singapore To fully understand how child abuse and neglect presents itself in Singapore, there is a need to consider the prevailing attitudes, values and practices in our society. The research now in progress represents a follow up of our ground-breaking studies done over a decade ago. It includes investigating the current acceptability of some harmful or potentially harmful actions among the average Singaporean adult and professionals in the field of medicine, law, education and the social services, whose members are likely to encounter instances of child abuse and neglect. It also examines the way in which attitudes may have changed in the intervening period.

Data collection has been completed for this study; the analysis and write-up is in progress. Some of the findings from this study were presented at the 19th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect hosted by the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in Istanbul, Turkey. A report on professional’s accounts of their encounters with child abuse and neglect and a monograph on the comparison of public with professional perceptions of child abuse and neglect are in the works.

Research Grants Children’s Society offers research grants to undergraduate and postgraduate students who do research study on issues related to children, youths and families as part of their course work. In 2012, a total of S$7,408.54 was awarded to 8 successful applicants.

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A Volunteer’s Perspective

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have been volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society ‘KidzLive – I Can Protect Myself’ programme. KidzLive teaches children to protect themselves against sexual abuse. The programme incorporates interactive elements to teach children to respect their bodies, be aware of good touches and bad touches and to tell someone they trust should they be touched inappropriately. The children are encouraged to share their views and the message is reinforced through interactive elements including learning a song about what to do if something inappropriate happens to them.

As a new resident to Singapore, I wanted to be involved in something that is worthwhile during my time here. The subject of child abuse can be a difficult subject to discuss with young children but I feel that the KidzLive programme tackles this difficult but extremely important subject in an age-appropriate and easy-to-understand way. I have very much enjoyed being part of the programme and especially enjoyed meeting the pre-school children as well as watching and listening to their reaction to the programme. If helping to deliver this programme helps one child protect himself from child abuse, then I feel it is more than worthwhile. I have been helping to deliver the programme in a number of pre-schools throughout Singapore.

Ms Maria Beard KidzLive volunteer Research and Outreach Centre


OUR WORK REMEDIAL

BeaconWorks

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eaconWorks is offered to youths who exhibit less serious delinquent behaviour at the Beyond Parental Control (BPC) Pre-Complaint Screening stage. It is a six-month diversional rehabilitative programme to help youths and families stabilise existing relationship issues and youth behaviour.

By offering this diversionary alternative, we reduce the possibility of further strain to the parent-child relationship. In 2012, there were 15 cases compared to 30 cases in 2011.

Beyond Parental Control (BPC) Pre-Complaint Screening

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nder Section 50 of the Children and Young Persons Act, Chapter 38 stipulates that a parent/guardian of a child/young person (under the age of 16) has the power to bring his or her charge before the Juvenile Court if the child is deemed Beyond Parental Control. Every Friday at the Juvenile Court, our team of social workers and counsellors screen complaints from parents wanting to pursue the BPC order. At this preliminary stage, we mediate minor relationship issues and redirect cases to diversional programmes or Family Service Centres for further intervention. In 2012, we screened 475 cases. The most common complaints lodged by parents involved truancy, staying out late and running away from home. Mothers formed the majority of the complainants.

BPC Pre-Complaint Mediation

Most Common Behaviour Complaints Lodged by Parents/Guardians Behaviour*

No. of Cases

Truancy Staying out overnight Running away Violence Smoking Theft Moral risk Dishonesty and defiance Suicide/self-harm Addiction Police investigations Drinking alcohol Tattoos and piercings Abuse and trauma Substance abuse Gang Public nuisance Gambling

315 313 304 219 204 170 110 89 65 57 57 51 31 29 27 24 8 2

* Complainants reflect multiple behaviour problems.

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ases which require further assessment after the BPC screening stage are referred to the Pre-Complaint Mediation programme. Comprising four to eight sessions of assessment and mediation, these sessions allow families to resolve minor issues outside the Juvenile Court system. 2012 saw 125 cases of BPC Pre-Complaint Mediation compared to 112 in 2011. Singapore Children’s Society ANNUAL REPORT 2012

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BPC Investigation

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PC cases require independent investigative reports to be submitted to the Juvenile Court by MSF-registered caseworkers. While the youth is held in safe custody in a closed institution, the caseworker conducts an in-depth investigation into the youth’s family background, academic record, as well as social and emotional behaviour. This comprehensive report contains recommendations for the Juvenile Court’s consideration. In 2012, we investigated 18 BPC cases.

BPC Parents r e Mandated Ord

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arents are critical in moderating the behaviour of wayward children. Hence, the Juvenile Court mandates some parents whose children are under the Beyond Parental Control Court Order to attend counselling with the Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh). The sessions are designed to equip parents with effective parenting skills. A bond of S$1,000 or up to S$5,000 is imposed on parents to mandate their attendance in counselling sessions. In total, 74 parents went through this programme in 2012.

Youth Family Care Programme

BPC Statutory Supervision Order

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he aim of the court order is to provide supervision and guidance for the child in his/her natural environment. Under the order, counsellors and social workers will supervise and counsel wayward youths and parents for a period of between one and up to three years. In addition, various activities, such as Family Day, which aim to foster stronger family unity, is organised. In 2012, 40 such cases were registered.

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he Youth Family Care Programme is run in partnership with the Juvenile Court. We match volunteer mentor families to befriend, mentor and encourage juvenile delinquents who are under court orders.

During the one-year social contract, the mentor families serve as positive role models to the youths and their families. By building a relationship with these youths, the mentor families are also able to provide an alternative positive family environment. In 2012, we matched 3 cases.

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Buddy Care Programme

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he Buddy Care Programme is an initiative of the Juvenile Court in partnership with Singapore Children’s Society and Cornerstone Community Services Centre. The principle of this programme is to have ‘youths mentoring youths’ with peers leading by example. The mentors are a group of trained youths aged between 18 and 30 years. These youth mentors befriend and support youths placed on court orders. Their positive involvement can have a vast impact on youths who are at risk of becoming chronic offenders. In 2012, we matched 12 cases.

Children’s Medical Fund

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he Children’s Medical Fund aims to make quality medical treatment accessible to children up to 19 years old, who come from middle and lower income families, and who are suffering from chronic and/or life threatening illnesses. Beneficiaries’ most common illnesses are growth hormone deficiency, haemophilia, thalassaemia, infantile myofibroid, spinal deformity/scoliosis, cancers, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and hearing disability which requires cochlear implant or hearing aid. In 2012, Singapore Children’s Society approved a total of S$493,686.13 benefitting 24 applicants of whom 20 were new and 4 were repeat applicants. In all, we served a total of 28 patients including existing and new patients.

l a n i p S s ’ i h t o J m e l b o Pr

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hirteen-year-old Jothi is the younger of two children. She was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis in 2009 after being identified to have some curvatures in her spine during a physical examination in her primary school. In 2010, a doctor advised Jothi to use a brace to correct the curvature of her spine. She wore the brace for more than a year but found it ineffective and her condition worsened. Due to her unflattering posture and physical appearance, she had to endure bullying in school. This caused her to develop poor self-esteem and low self-confidence. As a result, her studies suffered.

What she needed was surgery to prevent complications. And Jothi needed not one, but two surgeries, an open chest and an open back surgery. Her parents were very worried as they needed to find money to fund the surgeries. Her father, the breadwinner of the family, is suffering from end-stage renal failure and has been undergoing dialysis for more than ten years. He is currently waiting for a kidney transplant. Then, Children’s Medical Fund stepped in and assisted Jothi with a one-off S$22,000 medical subsidy for the surgeries. Her spine was corrected and her posture straightened. Now, she is slowly building up her self-confidence. In addition, to help improve her studies, Family Service Centre (Yishun) referred her to Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) for tuition. On 10 September 2012, Jothi’s father visited the Family Service Centre (Yishun) to personally thank the staff for helping his daughter. He expressed his happiness and relief for the daughter’s successful surgeries. He is very pleased with the assistance and kindness they received from the Society.

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OUR WORK REMEDIAL

Guidance Programme

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he Guidance Programme is a six-month counselling and rehabilitative programme which helps first-time juvenile offenders, referred by the Police, recognise the severity of their actions and the consequences of a repeat offence. The programme also aims to educate both youths and their families on how to prevent reoffending. We conducted simulated court proceedings to help youths in the Guidance Programme understand the juvenile justice system. This gave them an opportunity to empathise with victims and parents by seeing the consequences of their offences. Our Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) ran group work sessions for parents and youths in the Guidance Programme. Sessions included talks on topics such as effective communication skills among others. In 2012, we handled 46 cases as compared to 58 in 2011.

iNSPIRE Fund

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ccess to info-communications technology is an essential component of the local education system today. The NEU PC Plus Programme by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) helps students, or persons with disabilities and low income families own a new computer with bundled software as well as free three-year broadband subscription at an affordable price. iNSPIRE Fund, a fund that supplements the NEU PC Plus Programme, allows the beneficiary to earn a computer through doing some form of community service in the spirit of ‘paying it forward’. Beneficiaries can render the requisite hours of community service such as helping out at old folks and children’s homes or at school to receive a fully paid computer. Student Service Hub is the agency appointed by IDA as the administrator for iNSPIRE Fund. In 2012, the iNSPIRE Fund benefited 208 students.

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OUR WORK REMEDIAL

A New Lease of Life

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rs Hussein* was at her wits’ end when her son’s school called her up one day, to inform her that her son, Ali*, had stolen a guitar.

Prior to this, Ali, aged 14 at the time, was already exhibiting rebellious behaviour. He was staying out late and only returning home in the wee hours of the morning, truanting from school and smoking. Having no one to turn to, since her husband was usually not at home because of his work, Mrs Hussein had to take on the role of the disciplinarian.

Desperate, she decided to seek assistance from the Juvenile Court. Consequently, Ali was remanded in Boys’ Home for about four weeks, pending a report from the Welfare Officer from the Ministry. It was evident that Ali was not very happy about his short stint in Boy’s Home, as he pleaded with the District Judge to give him another chance. At this point in time, it was also clear that Mrs Hussein was at her wits’ end about her son’s behaviour. Eventually, the judgement was for Ali to serve a two-year Statutory Supervision Order, in which he would be able to return home but supervised by an officer from Children’s Society. Subsequently, the Hussein family received another blow, when Mr Hussein was diagnosed with a critical illness and thus was unfit to carry on working. This affected the family’s finances, which took a quick downward spiral, leaving more bills unpaid. Ali’s life was also affected when he learnt that a friend had died in a gang fight. Ali gradually became a changed person. He started to be more responsible. He volunteered to look after his younger siblings and helped out in the house. He kept to his time restriction provided by his officer and chose to seek his parents’ permission whenever he stayed out late. With time, he got more and more involved in the other activities organised by the Youth Centre (Toa Payoh) and became an active member of a band. With his father staying at home, Ali had more opportunities to spend the time with him, which helped in improving the strained relationship they used to have. Through family counselling, the family members were able to understand each other and communicate better.

his N level Ali eventually completed and the school lly sfu examination succes Ali’s change in had good feedback about ial behaviour. soc and attitude, in learning iting to enlist Today, at age 16, Ali is wa is attending and e in the National Ser vic to sit for his ate did can lessons as a private also an active O level examination. Ali is turally, both Na ox. volunteer at RoundB the ‘new’ Ali h wit py his parents are hap tes in family ipa rtic pa and now he actively member of the discussions as a respected Hussein family. * Names have been changed to protect the family’s identity.


Inspiring a Difference

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So in d i m e v i du a ls h a whi ve c l o e nt sp e c s ific p ome co for alm r ibuted os t r po r oj e a ra c s t a f t s. T hr te p ar t li fet im e f, vo ou g ner s t o g e l u nt e e r h a d i v e c h o os e to rs e mo t h e r t s an d d o n e r a n g e sup p o o im t ion r of a o f o a l a n d p r ov e o r s a l l c t iv t c t ur c p o h i t i e s, h m e r e a l h i l d r e n y s i c a l w s o c i a l, e an d . Th e ll - b n ot i l o n l y a s t i n g s p r ov i d e i n g ch and e f yo u o r t h e c a n g e s , s t hs, h il d b r t hei r f a m u t a ls o e n fo r ili e s .

S R E E T N U L O V R U S R O O N O D AND

Singapore Children’s Society owes much to the dedication and commitment of volunteers and donors, who strive to make a difference in the lives of children in need.


OUR PEOPLE KOH ENG KHENG EMINENT BENEFACTOR AWARDEE 2012

OCBC

Bank

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CBC Bank has a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme focused on helping children and youths realise their full potential. The Bank has been supporting Singapore Children’s Society on an annual basis since 2004, and by 2013, the contributions will have amounted to S$5 million. The donation is used to cover the costs of programmes that give children and youth from low-income and disadvantaged families the opportunity to build their emotional, intellectual, social and physical development skills at the Society’s various centres, as well as the operating costs of running Sunbeam Place. On top of OCBC Bank’s corporate donations, its employees have raised more than S$1.1 million since 2004. In addition to the donations, employees from the Bank have helped organise programmes to enrich the lives of our children and youth, focusing on imparting skills to the children, bringing them to different places of interest, and engaging them in sports and the arts. Over the years, these activities have ranged from computer workshops, money-management workshops and reading programmes to graffiti painting, kite-flying expeditions, bowling and ice skating sessions and playing games in the park. Beyond engaging activities with children, OCBC volunteers also provide administrative and fundraising support at Children’s Society’s events such as the annual Bully-Free Forum and Walk for Our Children. In recognition of their commitment towards building a better life for our children and youths, Singapore Children’s Society is proud to confer the inaugural Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award on OCBC Bank.

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OUR PEOPLE RUTH WONG AWARDEE 2012

k Hoon o e S g e Sen Dr Alic

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r Alice Seng serves in the Social Work Service as well as the Information and Corporate Relations Standing Committees. She joined the Society in 1999 as a member of the Social Work Service Standing Committee which sets the direction for the Society’s social work programmes and services. A teacher educator for more than 38 years, Dr Seng is an educational consultant to the National Institute of Education (NIE) and to UniSIM’s higher degree courses. Her expertise in the areas of dynamic assessment and early childhood education has benefited the children that the Society serves. She provided advice and was mentor to the Head of the Student Care Centre (Henderson) for over ten years. In 2000, she started the Step Thinker programme for children at the centre to develop their reading, thinking and problem-solving skills. Dr Seng also invited academics from NIE to develop enrichment programmes for the centre. In 2008, Dr Seng joined the Information and Corporate Relations Standing Committee that is responsible for the dissemination of information to the public on the Society’s work. In 2010, she chaired a work group which conceptualised and completed the Society’s first online electronic-games portal, a project in collaboration with students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Information Technology. For her dedication and outstanding voluntary service in the Social Work Service and the Information and Corporate Relations Standing Committees, Singapore Children’s Society is honoured to bestow on Dr Alice Seng the distinguished Ruth Wong Award.

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OUR PEOPLE GOPAL HARIDAS AWARDEE 2012

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r Kurt Wee Chorng Kien started volunteering at Singapore Children’s Society as a Member of the Executive Committee in 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Appeals Standing Committee that oversees the Society’s fund-raising initiatives. The next year, he became a member of the Investment Committee that ensures prudent investment and management of the Society’s reserves. Mr Wee is a firm believer that children are our future. Under his leadership, the Society’s Fund-raising Department’s income grew from S$6.6 million in 2008 to S$7.9 million in 2010. In 2011, the Society’s signature annual Walk for Our Children event raised S$420,000, and the Gala Dinner in 2010 brought in S$700,000. New fund-raising projects were implemented, namely; the Singapore Children’s Society Road Show and the 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need initiative – a platform for businesses to widen or engage in corporate philanthropy through annual donation pledges and adopting Children’s Society as their official charity. Mr Wee is the Vice President of Conrad and Ottess Private Asset Management Limited, and also Vice President (Awards & Projects) of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises. Through his associates, he has been instrumental in bringing in numerous companies to engage Children’s Society in Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and fund-raising initiatives. For his commitment and exceptional service in the Appeals Standing Committee, Singapore Children’s Society is proud to confer the esteemed Gopal Haridas Award on Mr Kurt Wee.

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OUR PEOPLE LIST OF AWARDEES 2012

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Singapore Children’s Society Awards 2012 Inaugurated in 1982, the annual Singapore Children’s Society Awards formally recognise the dedication and generosity of the many volunteers and donors whose contributions have helped build a better life for the children under our care. In 2012, 44 awards were conferred to individuals and companies who have contributed to the Society. This includes a new top philanthropy award, the Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award, which is named after the late Dr Koh Eng Kheng.

Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award « OCBC Bank

Ruth Wong Award « Dr Alice Seng Seok Hoon

Platinum Award « The Family of the late Mr Yong Thiam Loong

Gold Award « Air Line Pilots Association Singapore « Amway (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Gopal Haridas Award

« M1 Limited

« Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien

« Mr Tan Kok Teng

Gold Service Award « Assoc Prof Daniel Fung « Dr Lee Jee Mui « Mrs Maria Shiu « Captain Suresh Menon « Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh « Ms Wong Heng Mui

Silver Service Award « Dr Bibi Jan Md Ayyub « Mr Chan Eng Thai « Captain David Eliathamby « Mr Harry Chua Chin Nam « ITE College East « Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien « Dr Lena Lee « Mr Philip Tan

« NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited « Noble Group Limited « Singapore Totalisator Board

Silver Award « CapitaLand Hope Foundation « Mr Chan Heng Kian « KLA-Tencor (Singapore) Pte Ltd « Lee Foundation, Singapore « Mr Lee Kim Boon « MasterCard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd « Dr Peh Lai Huat « Rose Marie Khoo Foundation « Rotary Engineering Limited « Salesforce.com Singapore Pte Ltd « Singapore Island Country Club

« Madam Quah Siew Kheng

« The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (S) Pte Ltd

« Dr Tan Seok Hui

« Union Contractors (S) Pte Ltd

« Dr Wernmei Yong Ade

« Wee Aik Koon Pte Ltd

« Ms Yap Bee Cheng

« Winning Alliance (S) Pte Ltd

About Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award The Koh Eng Kheng Eminent Benefactor Award is named after the late Dr Koh Eng Kheng, who passed away on 5 July 2006. Dr Koh dedicated 39 years to volunteering for the Society, from 1967 to 2006. He began with the Society as Chairman of the Convalescent Home Standing Committee in 1967 until 1972. He then became the Children’s Society’s Chairman from 1973 to 1978 and resumed chairmanship of the Convalescent Home from 1979 to 1991. He was also an active member of the Appeals, Social Work Service as well as the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Standing Committees. Dr Koh’s last position in the Society was Consultant to the Convalescent Home, ending his illustrious volunteering stint with the Society.

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OUR PEOPLE HEAR WHAT THEY SAY

More Vo Childre ices from ou n, Youth r Volun teers, and the i r Familie There is no exercise better for the s heart than reaching down and lifting people up. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Mr Joseph Martin Lim Volunteer at Sunbeam Place

Volunteering at Tinkle Friend has been a fulfilling and enriching experience for me. It avails me to attend to the feelings of our children, and to the problems and issues they face in their lives. It always warms my heart to hear that the caller is feeling better after the sharing. I am happy that the Tinkle Friend Helpline is serving our children well, especially for those who do not seem to have other avenues of support. My attachment with Tinkle Friend has taught me invaluable skills – attentive listening, empathy and asking appropriate questions to facilitate the exploration of problems and their solutions. Tong Peck Cheng Tinkle Friend Helpline volunteer

It was fun working with my son on the high elements because I finally managed to get to know him after all these years. A father who attended the Ropes Course, a high element activity that has obstacles of different heights, which aims to foster trust and communications, with his son

I am able to go to work without worries as I leave my child under the care of the teachers. My child has benefited through the programmes, and the healthy, balanced meals provided by the Centre. The staff at the Centre are understanding and have given me a lot of support and encouragement. They provided listening ears to my child too. Mdm Siti Parent of Iman, Student Care Centre

I have been volunteering at the Sunbeam Friends, Yishun Family Service Centre, for one year now, and the experience has been rewarding on many fronts. Most of all, the experience has opened my eyes to the needs of Singaporean children who are less fortunate. As an expatriate living in Singapore, it is also very important to give back to the community that we are so fortunate to live in. Mr William Sargent Head of Marketing and Communications, Asia, Marsh & McLennan

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OUR PEOPLE HEAR WHAT THEY SAY

We wish to commend the efforts of the staff of Children Service Centre of Block 529 Bedok North Street 3 for organising the workshop ‘Overcoming Shyness Workshop for Children in K1’ on 4 and 5 September 2012. We registered our daughter who has difficulties in socialising with others. What impressed us were the genuineness and strong commitment of staff in promoting the well-being and enhancing the capacity of the participants with social skills. My daughter, Heng Qian Le, who resisted attending the session initially, was finally captivated by the attention and messages she received from the sessions. During the one-to-one post-workshop feedback session, senior social worker, Ms Gracia, offered us constructive and tailored feedback of our daughter and shared useful skills and tips to overcome shyness. The feedback was truly credible because there were two facilitators, Ms Gracia and Ms Ai Ling, and an observer in the workshop. During the feedback session, we found Ms Gracia fully competent and demonstrated professionalism. We want to express our support and appreciation for the facilitators’ creativity, passion, and professionalism that Ms Gracia and her team brought to their work. Thank you all! With heartfelt appreciation, Heng Hung Yong and Tay Phek Huang Parents of Heng Qian Le

Youth Centre (Jurong) has helped me in many ways and has shaped me as an individual. I have grown from an immature guy to a mature one who takes responsibility for his life now. JYC has offered me a place where I can go whenever I feel troubled as the staff there are always ready to listen to my problems and guide me along in life. The staff will regularly sit us down and have a chitchat session with all the youths, including me, to ensure that we are doing fine in our lives. During the lowest point of my life after my O level examination which I failed and I was offered ITE as my next education path for my pre-university education – JYC staff did their best to comfort me. They encouraged me and told me that ITE is not the end and if I do very well, I would eventually move on to polytechnic. Without their encouragement and support, I would have given up. I am proud to say that I am one of the top students in my course in ITE. Tommy Soon Youth at Youth Centre (Jurong)

The programme is very fun and helps me to talk more and learn more about art and planting. I learnt about art and how to plant during the sand outing lessons. It is fun because they have prepared games and activities for us. The programme has introduced us to many things about art. Diyanah 9, who participated in KidzREACH @ Henderson

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Delivering What Counts

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FACTS AND FIGURES SERVICE STATISTICS Our Range of Services

Centre

2011

2012

Children’s Camp Children’s Day Celebration Children’s Talk Choo Choo Train KidzHOPE (reacHing Out, helPing familiEs) kidsREAD KidzSHinE (Seeing Hope in Every Kid) Overcoming Shyness Parenting Talks and Workshops KidzREACH @ Siglap KidzUNITE

Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre Children Service Centre

55 49 66 433 58 25 53 12 49 0 0

58 68 34 403 16 20 69 18 45 48 18

Camp V-Nest Casework and Counselling Children’s Medical Fund EUREKA! Family Day IRS (Enhanced Information Referral Service) LEAP (Let Every Aspect Progress)

Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) / Children Service Centre Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun) Family Service Centre (Yishun)

110 438 21 42 79 773 46

49 587 28 14 90 844 39

37 23 3 26 0

17 22 0 28 30

126 30 271 311

21 43 1,124 317

Project LADDER Singapore Children’s Society Lecture Community Outreach Events

Research and Outreach Centre Research and Outreach Centre Research and Outreach Centre Research and Outreach Centre / Children Service Centre Research and Outreach Centre Research and Outreach Centre Research and Outreach Centre

134 250 572

250 150 414

Family Day Student Care Parenting Talks and Workshops KidzREACH @ Henderson

Student Care Centre (Henderson) Student Care Centre (Henderson) Student Care Centre (Henderson) Student Care Centre (Henderson)

51 56 19 0

0 55 20 24

Project Invest Supervised Studies REACH Storm Riders Community Outreach Events Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Workshop Compulsory Education Casework KidzLive Pre-School Education Outreach and Casework


FACTS AND FIGURES SERVICE STATISTICS

Our Range of Services

Centre

2011

2012

Bully-Free Camp Bully-Free Campaign Bully-Free School Talks Bully-Free Forum iNSPIRE Fund Project CABIN Tinkle Friend Camp Tinkle Friend Helpline Vulnerable Witness Support Programme

Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah)

96 16,657 25,334 294 192 4,828 146 2,581 5

80 14,383 25,886 270 208 5,108 123 2,508 7

Sunbeam Place Residents Sunbeam Place ex-Residents

Sunbeam Place Sunbeam Place

94 37

93 64

KidzREACH @ Taman Jurong Parenting Talks and Workshops TeenStart TeenzLife TweenzLife YouthGIG

Youth Centre (Jurong) Youth Centre (Jurong) Youth Centre (Jurong) Youth Centre (Jurong) Youth Centre (Jurong) Youth Centre (Jurong)

0 56 566 7,864 3,115 70

41 87 655 6,332 8,773 77

BeaconWorks BPC Investigation BPC Parents Mandated Order BPC Pre-Complaint Mediation BPC Pre-Complaint Screening BPC Statutory Supervision Order Buddy Care Programme Guidance Programme RoundBox GP Family Day Youth Family Care Sunbeam Friends Club

Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) Children Service Centre / Student Care Centre (Henderson) / Family Service Centre (Yishun)

30 28 77 112 531 44 8 58 276 53 3 201

15 18 74 125 475 40 12 46 371 63 3 139

Total for Direct Services

12,302

12,941

Total for Public Education and Outreach Programmes

55,272

58,098

TOTAL

67,574

71,039

Note: Singapore Children’s Society is committed to reaching out to children, youths and families in need via our range of services. The above data includes both primary and secondary services based on our six categories, namely Caregiving, Community, Developmental, Preventive, Public Education and Remedial services.

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FACTS AND FIGURES FINANCIAL INFORMATION SUMMARY

BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL INCOME 2011

2012

73.5%

Donations

77.8%

17.1%

Grants

15.1%

9.4%

Others

7.1%

BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL EXPENSES 2011

2012

66.9%

Service Programmes

65.3%

15%

General and Administration

13.4%

16.2%

Fund-raising

19.2%

1.9%

Publicity and Promotion

2.1%

BREAKDOWN OF EACH INCOME DOLLAR 2011

2012

56.3%

Service Programmes

40.4%

12.6%

General and Administration

8.2%

13.6%

Fund-raising

11.8%

1.6%

Publicity and Promotion

1.3%

15.9%

Surplus

38.3%

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FACTS AND FIGURES AUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2012

BALANCE SHEET 2011

2012

(S$’000)

(S$’000)

301

215

ASSETS Property, Plant and Equipment

8,583

18,776

Non-Current Assets

Investments

8,884

18,991

Investments *

27,900

0

12

15

591

632

16,769

42,274

Current Assets

45,272

42,921

Total Assets

54,156

61,912

32,611

38,919

247

247

20,801

20,712

73

38

Inventories Deposits, Prepayments and Other Receivables Cash and Deposits

FUNDS AND RESERVES Accumulated Fund Professor S.S. Ratnam Memorial Fund Children’s Medical Fund (CMF) iNSPIRE Fund Fair Value Reserve

-586

1,060

53,146

60,976

Provision for Restoration Costs

113

113

Trade and Other Payables

897

823

1,010

936

54,156

61,912

Total Funds and Reserves LIABILITIES

Total Liabilities Total Funds, Reserves and Liabilities * Investments of S$27.9 million matured in 2012.

The Society is governed by the Executive Committee which is the final authority and has overall responsibility for policy making and governance. Members of the Committee are volunteers and receive no monetary remuneration for their contribution. The Society has in place a conflict of interest policy in its Code of Conduct. All members of the Committee and senior management are required to declare their interest periodically.

Reserves Policy Singapore Children’s Society will raise funds to support our current and future services to reach out to more children and families in need, up to a maximum of 5 times our projected future gross operating expenses. Such funds do not include funds specified for restricted use. Auditor: Lo Hock Ling & Co

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Key Bankers: CIMB, DBS, OCBC, UBS, UOB


FACTS AND FIGURES AUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2012

INCOME AND EXPENDITURE STATEMENT

Income

2011

2012

% Breakdown of Receipts

(S$’000)

(S$’000)

2011

2012

Donations *

7,717

12,572

73.5%

77.8%

Grants

1,799

2,447

17.1%

15.1%

Others

991

1,138

9.4%

7.1%

10,507

16,157

100%

100%

Total Income

* Includes tax deductible donations income of S$9,611,592 and S$6,826,476 in 2012 and 2011 respectively.

Expenditure

2011

% of Total Income

(S$’000)

(S$’000)

2011

2012

334

299

3.2%

1.9%

Service Programmes

5,574

6,218

53.1%

38.5%

General and Administration

1,322

1,334

12.6%

8.2%

168

212

1.6%

1.3%

Fund-raising

1,434

1,911

13.6%

11.8%

Total Expenditure

8,832

9,974

84.1%

61.7%

Surplus of Income over Expenditure

1,675

6,183

15.9%

38.3%

Service Programmes – Restricted #

Publicity and Promotion

#

2012

This refers to expenses incurred for Children’s Medical Fund only.

ANNUAL REMUNERATION OF TOP THREE MANAGEMENT STAFF No. of Management Staff Annual Remuneration

2011

2012

Between S$100,001 to S$150,000

2

2

Between S$150,001 to S$200,000

1

1

Note: Includes basic salary, bonuses, allowances and the employer’s contributions to Central Provident Fund.

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FACTS AND FIGURES MAJOR DONORS S$100,000 and above Amway (Singapore) Pte Ltd In Memory of the late Mdm Chin Mee Ngo In Memory of the late Mdm Teo Chin Luan NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Seagate Technology International Star Controls Engineering Co Pte Ltd Tan Kok Teng

S$50,000 to S$99,999 Air Line Pilots Association Singapore Children’s Charities Association Far East Organisation Herbalife International Singapore Pte Ltd Lee Foundation, Singapore Map Pacific Pte Ltd Singapore Totalisator Board The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (S) Pte Ltd

S$20,000 to S$49,999 Amtek Precision Technology Pte Ltd Ang Poh Siew Asia Polyurethane Mfg Pte Ltd Capita Pte Ltd Chan Heng Kian Charles & Keith (Singapore) Pte Ltd CME Group [Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc (Singapore Branch)] EL Development (Clementi) Pte Ltd Furama Pte Ltd Goh Ing Sing GTH Consultancy Services Pte Ltd In Memory of the late Cheng Moh Yun In Memory of the late Mdm Cho Yeok Fong Keppel Corporation Limited Lim & Tan Securities Pte Ltd Lucrum Capital Pte Ltd Nadathur Fareast Pte Ltd National Junior College (Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes 2012: Blooming Hearts) Navroji Rustamji Mistri Deceased Re: Mistri Singapore Trust Ng Chin Siau Noble Resources International Pte Ltd Pan Pacific Singapore Pe Kok Boon Roche Singapore Pte Ltd Rose Marie Khoo Foundation SAP Asia Pte Ltd Star Pest Control Pte Ltd Tan Cheng Soo Eddie Ti Lian Seng Union Contractors (S) Pte Ltd Wee Aik Koon Pte Ltd Wilmar International Limited

S$10,000 to S$19,999 ACE-Industrial Pte Ltd AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd Alfa Global Pte Ltd Allalloy Dynaweld Pte Ltd Alliance 21 Pte Ltd Altum Precision Sdn Bhd

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Anderson Secondary School Annie Yeo Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited Asia Chemicals Trading Pte Ltd Broadway Food Centre (Holdings) Pte Ltd CapitaLand Hope Foundation Chan Hian Siang Chan Wing To Chee Wee Kiong Choo Chiau Beng Chu Wei Hua Chua Buan Ling Alicia Chua Piang Sze Chye Joo Construction Pte Ltd CKL Holdings Pte Ltd Community Service Projects Pte Ltd Control & Applications Asia Pte Ltd Crescent Girls School (Halcyon) Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding CSE Global Ltd Cuffz Holdings Davinder Singh S/O Amar Singh DHL Global Forwarding Mgt (Asia Pacifc) Pte Ltd E Combi Pte Ltd eBaoTech International Pte Ltd Eco Green LVD (S) Pte Ltd Effective Systems Solution Pte Ltd Effissimo Capital Management Pte Ltd Energizer Singapore Pte Ltd Ericsson Pet Farm Pte Ltd ESA Electronics Pte Ltd Facility Link Pte Ltd First Resources Limited Four Seasons Durians Pte Ltd Global Harvest Trading Pte Ltd Goh Gaik Choo Peggy Goh Yew Lin Gralf Sieghold Grandluxe Pte Ltd Gul Technologies Singapore Ltd Ho Lee Group Pte Ltd Hoe Kee Hardware Pte Ltd Hong Aik Sai IAI Asia Pte Ltd IC Vision Pte Ltd Ikano Pte Ltd Infastech (Singapore) Pte Ltd Isaac Manasseh Meyer Trust Fund IWA Design Pte Ltd Jack Investment Pte Ltd Just Education Holdings Pte Ltd Kaltech Engineering & Refrigeration Pte Ltd Keong Hong Holding Limited Keppel Fels Limited Koh Yen Peng Koo Yin Lun Antonio Kuan Im Tng Temple (Joo Chiat) Langdon & Seah Project Management Pte Ltd Leverage Holdings Pte Ltd L’il Champs Collection Pte Ltd Ling May Yin Loke Yuen Kin Ruby Loyang Tua Pek Kong Lubritrade Trading Pte Ltd M1 Limited Ma Kah Woh Paul Ma Kuang Healthcare Group Pte Ltd Marsh (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Marvell Asia Pte Ltd Maybank Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd McDonald’s Restaurants Pte Ltd MediaCorp Pte Ltd Mind Stretcher Education Pte Ltd Nanyang Primary School Ng Bok Eng Holdings Pte Ltd Ng Boon Tian Ng Tiong Lee NUS Rotaract Club OMG Electronics Chemicals (M) S/B Ong Sin Eng Michelle Outsource Asia Industries (2008) Pte Ltd Overseas Academic Link Pte Ltd Oxley Holdings Limited Pacific Motor Credit Pte Ltd Pacific Rally Pte Ltd PerkinElmer Singapore Pte Ltd Pico Art International Pte Ltd Playbox Distribution Pte Ltd Paradise Group Premier Corporation Pte Ltd PSG Asia Pte Ltd QCD Technology (S) Pte Ltd Raynet Technologies Pte Ltd Redtec Industries Pte Ltd Resorts World At Sentosa Pte Ltd RH Petrogas Limited Ronny Wong Rotary Club of Singapore North Sanchoon Builders Pte Ltd Scan-Bilt Pte Ltd Sembas (Asia) Trading Pte Ltd Sembcorp Environment Pte Ltd Serial System Ltd Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Singapore Petroleum Company Limited Singapore Pools (Pte) Ltd Singapura Investment Holdings Pte Ltd SK Chemical Trading Pte Ltd Standard Chartered Bank Syed Farhad Ahmed Taman Jurong Community Sports Club Tan Hang Meng Tan Kiat Swee Terence Tan Kim Yong Tan Seo Hiang Tanaka Kikinzoku International K.K. Tata Capital Pte Ltd TBC HR Consulting (S) Pte Ltd Teo Lay Lim Teo Soo Chew Tham Kum Fei Alan The Flip Flop Shop Pte Ltd The Singapore Buddhist Lodge Thong Hoi Non Tolaram Corporation Pte Ltd Tripod Technology Corporation Pte Ltd Turbo One Pte Ltd Unique Gas Solution Pte Ltd United Bunkering & Trading (Asia) Pte Ltd United Overseas Bank Limited Universal Stage Pte Ltd UOL Group Limited V3 Construction Pte Ltd Viking Engineering Pte Ltd W. L. Gore & Associates (Pacific) Pte Ltd Winbond Electronics Corp Yuan Sang Pte Ltd


FACTS AND FIGURES MAJOR DONORS S$2,500 to S$9,999 Accenture Pte Ltd Adampak Limited AETOS Security Management Pte Ltd AHE Pte Ltd Aircraft Interiors (S) Pte Ltd Airtropolis Express (S) Pte Ltd Alpha Leader Amaris B Pte Ltd Amy, KC & Jolene Anand Nadathur Anbros Industries (S) Pte Ltd Andre Philip Ess Ang Choo Poh Belinda Ang Weisi Dixson Architects 61 Pte Ltd Ascendas Funds Management (S) Ltd Asia Genesis Asset Management Pte Ltd ASJ Pte Ltd Autopoint Motoring B K W Rent A Car Pte Ltd Balestier Hill Secondary School Bay Quee Geok Bernard Jean Sabrier Bestech Integrated Pte Ltd BHP Billiton Marketing Asia Pte Ltd Boon Suan Lee Brady Corporation Asia Pte Ltd Brian Holt Gambrill Celine Jessandra Pte Ltd CentiForce Instruments Pte Ltd Chan Chong Beng Chan Ee Leng Chan Meng Yook Christine Chan Sek Keong Chan Shi-En Joanna Chang Kung Ling Changkat Primary School Charities Aid Foundation America Chen Boon Kiaw June Chen Chean Nan Victor Cheng Yoke Ping Cheong Yok Keat Chiang Hock Seng Patrick Chionh Chye Khye Chong How Tzek Chong Poh Soon Choo Hsun Yang Choo Hui Leng Charlyene Chow Joo Ming Chow Pei Pei Cindy Chua Guay Choo Ruby Chua Hai Siew Ambrose Chua Soon Khai Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Clickevents.com.sg Pte Ltd COE Marketing (S) Pte Ltd Compart Asia Pte Ltd Comverse Coutts & Co Ltd Coway Marine Services Pte Ltd CSC Technology Singapore Pte Ltd Culina Pte Ltd David Richard DBS Bank Ltd Dell Global B.V. (Singapore Branch) Demierre Pascal Deutsche Bank AG Dieu Eng Luke

DLA Piper Singapore Pte Ltd DN Hybrid Pte Ltd Donaldson Filtration (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd Dot Com Direct LLP D’perception Singapore Pte Ltd Dream Solutions Pte Ltd Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Dunman High School (Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes 2012: Being Me) Duraslide Pte Ltd EG Holdings Pte Ltd Eltek Power Pte Ltd Er Goh Siak Joo Ericsson Telecommunications Pte Ltd Essential Werkz Estron Marketing Pte Ltd Etonhouse Pre-School Pte Ltd (Mountbatten Branch) Expats Furniture Rental Pte Ltd EZ Global Pte Ltd Feng Ming Construction Pte Ltd First Engineering Limited Football Focus Asia (Football Focus Pte Ltd) Foundation Communications Pte Ltd Frank Ong Franklin Offshore International Pte Ltd French Toast Language Center Futuristic Store Fixtures Pte Ltd Gale Engineering & Management Services Pte Ltd Gallant Granite Pte Ltd Galperti South East Asia Pte Ltd Gary Tang Ge Betz Singapore Pte Ltd Geodis Giesecke & Devrient Globamatrix Holdings Pte Ltd GNS Storage Pte Ltd Goedhuis Johnny Goh Sok Kiang Judy Goh Sze Cheng Goh Teck Jin Grand City Coffee Shop Pte Ltd Grundfos (Singapore) Pte Ltd Guan Ho Construction Co. Pte Ltd Gurpreet Singh Vohra Hah Hen Khean Hangzhou Hosonic Electronic Co. Ltd Han’s F&B Pte Ltd Henrik von Platen Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte Ltd Herman Iskandar Hiap Seng Engineering Ltd Hii Yik Hiung Nikki Ho Bee Foundation Ho Hin Tin Ho Koon Lian Irene Ho Li Wah Ho Lian Lee Hochstadt Herman Ronald Holcim Group Support (S) Pte Ltd How Siang Meng Hsieh Tsun Yan Hsiu-Chuan Yen (Phoebe Ross) Hsuen Chow Pte Ltd I M Kinetic Asia Pte Ltd Ian Cochran IDD Interior Design Pte Ltd I-Deal House Pte Ltd Ikano Pte Ltd – Alexandra

Inchcape Shipping Services (S) Pte Ltd Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Innovatech Systems Singapore Pte Ltd Intergrated Lens Technology Pte Ltd Iris Seet J Studio Pte Ltd Jason Parquet Specialist (S) Pte Ltd Jason Teo JCY International Jean Ang & Yee Mei Lin Jeremiah Teo Jessen Johann Heinrich Jian Huang Construction Co Pte Ltd John While Springs (S) Pte Ltd Joseph Grimberg Joydeep Guha Kaleido Marketing Communications Pte Ltd Kao Su Hsien & Kelly Wang Ken Leong Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd Khoo Kay Yen Khoo Kei Siong Kim Myonghyun Patrick KLA-Tencor (Singapore) Pte Ltd Kok Pei Li Joyce Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Koo Bon Sun & Park Edan Cho Kumar Gupta Sunil Kwan Hon Weng Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Kwok Khoon Robert Kyocera Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Lau Huan Yeong Lau Lee Cheng Lau Meng Hwa David Lau Suet Fun Lee Fah Trading Co. Lee How Choon Lee How Sheng Lee Keng Heng Lee Moo Hiang Lee Po Nicola Lee Siew Hua Lee Wan Choy Lee Ying Lee Yip Phi George Leng Fei Leo Chun Kong Leong Meng Soon Henry Leong Wah Kheong Ley Choon Constructions & Engineering Pte Ltd LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd LHY Engineering (S) Pte Ltd Li Qianwei Liannex Corporation (S) Pte Ltd Liew Wing Kong Liew Yoon Sam Lim Boh Chuan Lim Boon Huat Lim Chiew Sen Lim Choon Huoi Lim Kee Eng Shirley Lim Kim Seng Lim Sze Liang Ling Pek Ling Lingjack Engineering Works Pte Ltd Linhart Group Pte Ltd Linn Yeh Ching Liu Chow Yee

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FACTS AND FIGURES MAJOR DONORS Lo Chin Chai Daniel Lo Hock Ling & Co. Loh Boon Fah Leslie Loke Wai Yin Looi Chee Fai Kenneth Low Khoon Huat Low Ngee Tong Loyang Secondary School LSK Engineering (S) Pte Ltd LSW Consulting Engineers Pte Ltd Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd M.J. Shaw Makino Asia Pte Ltd Marel Singapore Pte Ltd McCormick Ingredients Southeast Asia Pte Ltd MCL Land Limited Mecflou Pte Ltd Mellford Pte Ltd Mercer (Singapore) Pte Ltd Michael A. Witt Mipox Singapore Pte Ltd Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd Mm3 Systems Pte Ltd Moerwanto Bambang MSN Shipping Agencies Pte Ltd Mukim Fine Papers Pte Ltd Murata Electronics Singapore (Pte) Ltd Nan Hua High School Nanyang Girls’ High School Nanyang Technological University NCS Pte Ltd Ng Boon Hong Francis Ng Li Ling Ng Tiong Lam Ng Wai Kit Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Association (Singapore) NK Yong Pte Ltd Nomura Securities Singapore Pte Ltd Nordic Maritime Pte Ltd Ntan Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd Odyssey The Global Preschool Pte Ltd OES Construction Pte Ltd Oh Min Sen Vernon Ong Choo Eng Ong Eng Kee Onnah Liew Own Man-Ho Michael Pan Asia Logistics Singapore Pte Ltd Panoil Petroleum Pte Ltd PAP Community Foundation (Bishan North) PCF Tampines Central Education Centre (Blk 856) Pei Hwa Secondary School (Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes 2012: From Us, For Them) Pestbusters Pte Ltd Peter Leaver Petrina Lam Phan Vi Tri @ Joseph Poon Playpoint (Singapore) Pte Ltd Poet Investment Holdings Pte Ltd Poh Chui Hoon Doreen Poh Tiong Sua Polytech Component Pte Ltd Power Finance Pte Ltd Power Partners Pte Ltd PrimeStaff Management Services Pte Ltd PSB Academy Pte Ltd Puah Moi Ling Janet

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Queensway Secondary School Quek Cheng Chye Ronnie Quek Chin Hock Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) (Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes 2012: Project Esperanza) Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) (Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes 2012: Project H2) Ramanathan Govind Ramasamy s/o Karuppan Chettiar Ramchand Anjali Mohan Rank Venture Pte Ltd Rayco Technologies RealStar Premier Group Pte Ltd REC Site Services Pte Ltd Republic of Singapore Navy Rico Engineering Works Pte Ltd Riverstone Resources (S) Pte Ltd S E Builders Pte Ltd Samsung Electro-Mechanics Pte Ltd Searights Maritime Services Pte Ltd See Soo Kian Seksun International Pte Ltd Seng Kang Primary School Senthil Kumar Nagarajan Serangoon Gardens Secondary School Shah Sanjeev Kumar Sheng Thong Yin Siglar Offshore Services Pte Ltd Sim Bee Lian Sim Boon Kwee Sim Chye Hock Sin Hong Hardware Pte Ltd Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd Singapore Shipping Association Singapore Telecommunications Ltd SingTel Mobile Singapore Pte Ltd SiS Technologies Pte Ltd SK Hynix Asia Pte Ltd SK Recycling Pte Ltd SMC Pneumatics (SEA) Pte Ltd Societe Des Matieres Premieres Tropicales Pte Ltd Society of Project Managers Softsource Pte Ltd Soh Geok Ching Soh Lee Yong Solar Applied Materials Technology Corporation Soon Kong Sin Source Manufacturing Pte Ltd SSTC School For Further Education Pte Ltd St Joseph’s Institution Junior St Patrick School Strategic Marketing (S) Pte Ltd Stuttgart Auto Pte Ltd Surya Vhunjhnuwala Swee Kwoh Yong Swissotel Merchant Court Tafo Oil Pte Ltd Tai Pei Yuen Temple Taipei Business Association in Singapore Tan Choong Seng Charlie Tan Hiap Tia Bruce Tan Hock Teng Tan Hong Boon Tan Kah Boh Robert Tan Keong Keen Andrew Tan Ming Yiak Mark Tan Poh Choo Tan Siew Kiat Tan Yang Guan

Tan Yuan Kang Tan Yuh Woei Tang Kee Heng Gary Taste of France Pte Ltd Tay Cheng Imm Dawn Tay Chiew Min Gracey Tay Thai Seng Teck Ghee Primary School Teo Chee Wee Ken Teo Cheng Peng Teo Hong Lim Teo Seng San Teo Soon Ann Spencer Teo Tat Beng Teow Hang Seng Than Chung Kiat The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited The Shaw Foundation Pte TJ Technology Pte Ltd TOA Corporation Toa Payoh Seu Teck Sean Tong Toll Logistics (Asia) Ltd Topsearch Marketing (S) Pte Ltd Tow Soon Kim Trade Promoters International Pte Ltd Treacy Simon Triangle Auto Pte Ltd Tye Wai Mun UBS AG UE E & C Ltd Unisteel Techology Limited Universal Jewellers Pte Ltd UOL Property Investments Pte Ltd Vanessa Tan Varl Office Systems Pte Ltd Veerasingam Prem Kumar Verchok Louri Victor Keng Villas @ Siglap Pte Ltd Vina Satiadhi Vishaal Khanijow VST Computers (HK) Ltd Wan Siew Hoong Whang Hwee Yong Wilson Global Trade Pte Ltd Wing Ship Marine Services Pte Ltd Winnie Fam WL Gore & Associates (Pacific) Pte Ltd Wong Boon Tong Wong Kam Meng Elias Wong Ngiam Chiaw Wong Poh Swan World of TCM Medicare Pte Ltd World Ventures Marketing Pte Ltd XZ Management Pte Ltd Yahya Abdulhussain Lukmanji Saif Charity Trust Yangzheng Primary School Yau Poh Yong Yeh Jin Tat Yeo Yee Han Yeoh Lian Chuan Yeow Aik Liang Daniel Yip Chee Wei Yip Chun Cheong Yip Zhen Ting Yishun Secondary School Yu Neng Primary School Zephyr Co Pte Ltd Zhang Lei


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Singapore Children’s Society Annual Report 2012  

A razorSHARK design. 2013, March.

Singapore Children’s Society Annual Report 2012  

A razorSHARK design. 2013, March.