Contribute to Children and Youth Campaigns
We look to safeguard equal opportunity within children and youth in Singapore through the initiatives below. "Children" refers to those below the age of 14 years, whilst "Youth" refers to those aged between 15 and 35.
Currently, children represent approximately 12% of our population in Singapore. On the face of it, children in Singapore face relatively low infant mortality rate and a high literacy rate. However, some children in Singapore get a better headstart than others. This relates to the role of family's socio-economic status and reach of safety nets in predicting the outcomes for children. Children with stronger social support structures are better able to navigate external challenges and obstacles.
Key concerns among youth in Singapore include juvenile delinquency. Dysfunctional families and parental conflict can have long-lasting and severe impact on a youth’s turn towards deviant behavior. Between 2013 and 2014, 53% of youth arrestees or those with a BPC order came from families of divorce, while 59% came from single-parent families. Hence it's important to care for at risk youth, children's homes, children charities and family service centres that take care of them.
Care for the children and youth around us.