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About Campaignends 02 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
Ming Jie was 15 years old when our staff first befriended him to join our street outreach program, YouthReach. He was mixing around with undesirable peer groups and had exhibited risky behaviours such as underage smoking.
Last year, Ming Jie received the devastating news that his father was diagnosed with cancer. He felt lost and his coping mechanism was to stay out late with his friends and not return home to talk to his sick father or take care of him. Consumed by his own emotions, he wanted to escape from the harsh reality.
On the day his father passed away, he went for lion dance practice instead of visiting him at the hospital. This became Ming Jie's greatest regret in his life, not spending more time and being there for his father when he could.
He shared his struggles with the YouthReach workers who journeyed with him during this challenging period of his life, providing him with emotional support and connected him to counselling services. When he wanted to prioritize his academics, YouthReach arranged for tuition to help him with his weaker subjects. He excelled in ITE and aims to do well in his polytechnic studies.
Your contribution will go towards supporting the programmes run by YouthReach.
Name has been changed to protect the youth's identity
About the Charity
Boys' Town is a charity founded by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel in 1948. We first began as a residential care for war-torn orphans, imparting education and life skills to them. Over the years, we have expanded to provide a continuum of services and become a one-stop children and youth centre. Boys' Town's services now include residential, fostering, youth outreach, adventure therapy, clinical intervention and family reunification. Boys' Town serves both boys and girls, from infants to young adults. We help children and youth who come from disadvantaged and disengaged families who may have faced hardship resulting from difficult home situations, financial struggles, abandonment, and abuse. Each year, Boys' Town works with close to 600 children and youths. With over 70 years dedicated to the social mission, Boys' Town equips the children and youths in need with the skills they need to become socially integrated, responsible and contributing members of society.