Morning Star Community Services Limited

Website: http://www.morningstar.org.sg
Sector: Children
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Khong Kiong Seng
Email kiongseng@morningstar.org.sg
Contact Number 96281814

 

Description of Organization

Morning Star Community Services is a registered charity and Institution of Public Character which aims to enrich and strengthen family relationships in Singapore. By empowering individuals and families, we strive to build vibrant communities that can make a difference to society.

In a world where challenges to harmonious family relationships are increasing in intensity, Morning Star Community Services also provides upstream, preventive and early intervention programmes, counselling services, and family life education workshops which are conducted regularly for the benefit of parents and their children.

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme

We have two initiatives that serve the underprivileged and disadvantaged children – NOVA and CareNights.

NOVA is school-based (our centres are located in the schools) and reaches out to children who are not doing well in school. These children are struggling with social emotional challenges, such as lack of social skills, self-confidence and exhibit low self-esteem. They tend to come from low-income and multi-stressed families.

CareNights is a free night care programme for children of families in need. The children come to our centres from 6pm to 10pm on weeknights because their parents are unable to look after them at night for various reasons, such as having to work overtime, perform night shifts, take on a second job, or attend night classes to upgrade their social mobility. We provide dinner and structured activities for the children to enhance their learning of skills and values.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants

The volunteers can help out either in our student care centres or the CareNights centres. They can also act as role models for the children by mentoring them.