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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
Boys' Town is a charity started by the Brothers of St. Gabriel and provides residential care, street outreach, fostering, and community and school-based programmes for families, children, and youth-in-need. We help babies and youth who come from disadvantaged families and may have faced hardship due to various reasons such as financial struggles, family issues, emotional trauma, and abuse. Through our services and programmes, we equip them with the skills they need to become responsible and contributing members of society.