Morning Star Community Services Limited
Morning Star’s mission is to strengthen family relationships in Singapore. Founded in 1999 with our first after-school care centre in Lorong Low Koon, we have since expanded to six centres. Morning Star provides upstream, preventive and early intervention programmes, family life education workshops and counselling services.
In line with our objective for upstream and early intervention, CareNights was launched in 2016 to address a section of the needs of low-income families. CareNights is the only evening care programme in Singapore designed to help families care for their children while they focus on resolving structural issues, take on additional shifts or courses and even for respite support. We do not charge a fee.
The children come to our CareNights centres from Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm. They are exposed to a structured programme based on virtues and skills taught through a hands-on creative curriculum. Nutritious dinner is also provided to ensure that the children eat right.
Morning Star believes in the holistic development of our children so that they can be positive contributors to the community. We have seen the growth in our children, not only in the academics but also in social-emotional learning. With our current 3 centres, we are looking to expand as we see a demand for this service and we believe in the work that we do.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
The funds raised will go towards supporting the programme, such as manpower cost, food and beverage, activities for the children and training for the volunteers since it is offered free to our clients.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The YFC teams are invited to visit the centres to see how the programme is run, talk to the staff and volunteers, and interact with the children. They can also take part in the monthly birthday celebrations or any outing that has been organised.