Fairy Godparent Programme
Initiatives under the ISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme (FGP) help the children of reformed offenders from low-income families pursue a good education and acquire positive life skills. Support and friendship is also extended to the beneficiaries so that they can aspire towards achieving a better future.
The bursary award is open to students from primary to tertiary education levels. Every eligible student will receive a reward ranging from $200 to $500 each (in the form of cash and/or vouchers) as an affirmation of their hard work and perseverance. This can be used to pay for essential school items or supplement any other educational needs.
Students who require tuition to catch up with their school work will be provided with professional tutoring at MOE-accredited tuition centres.
Youth Engagement Platform (YEP)
Every month, FGP organises pro-social, hands-on activities for youths under this initiative to do things together, as well as to offer a supportive and friendly platform to share their unique set of challenges and experiences.
Other initiatives include:
- Case Management
- Birthday Celebrations
- Enrichment Activities
Family Wellness and Bonding
Enrichment workshops and an annual Family Day is organised for beneficiaries to encourage opportunities for bonding and encourage positive values, life skills, and family stability.
Support Groups for Mothers/Caregivers
Every month, FGP organises support groups dedicated to the mothers/caregivers under the programme to offer them a supportive and friendly platform to share their unique set of challenges and experiences.
To better help our beneficiaries to strengthen family relationships while a loved one is incarcerated, we have opened a televisit facility in our newly launched iCosy Hub. Inmates may speak with their family members in televisit sessions half an hour each.
Setting up a Home Study Corner (LEAP)
The Living Environment Assistance Project (LEAP) helps to provide student beneficiaries with study tables and chairs (and reorganisation, if required) so that they may have a better home learning environment. Case coordinators will also share valuable tips and available learning resources with parents and caregivers.
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