About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2019, 11:59 PM
As we welcome a brand new year, we would like to invite you to extend your thoughts and care to those who are less fortunate than us.

Kyle (not his real name) is one such youth that is currently under the Home's care.

The youngest among three siblings, Kyle was referred to MWH by MSF under the Care and Protection Order in early 2016.

He came from a family that was overwhelmed with life's everyday routine. While his parents were unable to get and hold on to proper employment, Kyle and his siblings were also struggling in mainstream school and eventually fell off the education system. They lived in a rented 1 room flat and their challenge to cope was taking a toll especially with their physical living arrangement.

The plight of Kyle and his family was brought to the attention of MSF. It was assessed that it would be better for Kyle to be admitted to a residential Home due to a lack of proper supervision and unsuitable living condition.

Staying in a residential Home introduced Kyle to a structured and enriching environment. Due to age factor, Kyle could not be placed in mainstream school. Hence, the Home arranged for private academic coaching and life skill training as part of his education plan.

His case officers have also managed to sign Kyle up for the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) course which will begin in April this year.

About the Charity

Muhammadiyah Welfare Home is a residential shelter that cares for boys between the ages of 10 to 18 years old who have been admitted under the Care and Protection Orders, Compassionate Grounds or are sent by other agencies such as the Court and the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF). It provides a holistic care for each resident through education, programmes, casework intervention and behaviour modification tools. MWH takes a holistic and multi-agency approach in managing cases of at-risk children and youths who have been referred to the Home. We work closely with various government and other community agencies such as schools, medical professionals, family service centres and community development councils. The safety and well-being of the child and youths is our upmost priority and with careful assessment, individualised plans and targeted interventions are put in place for each admission. Our case workers support the children and youths in ways such as strengthening their socio-emotional development, developing their level of resilience and improving their education either through formal schooling and/or informal tutoring. We also work towards improving their family relationship to ensure a smooth reintegration upon their eventual discharge from the Home. MWH is one of the residential Homes that is selected to participate in the Safe and Strong Families (SSF) Pilot initiative by MSF.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Education
Families