Provide financial assistance schemes to help needy families to cope with the rising costs of living, and students in the pursuit of their education.
The Cornerstone Development Initiatives seeks to ensure that every child has an opportunity to complete their foundational education despite their family circumstances. The School Allowance funds are awarded to selected Primary and Secondary students who have qualified in our application and selection processes.
Since its inception in 2008, we have assisted over 1,600 students in pursuing their education through awards amounting to more than $700,000. (Updated as of 2017)
This programme started in March 2013 with the aim of helping needy families in financial difficulties. Through this programme, the families can obtain food and daily necessities at no cost. Apart from providing the food pack, this programme serves to provide additional social and emotional support to the needy families through our volunteers.
“The Worldwide Cost of Living survey found that Singapore remains the most expensive place in the world to buy and run a car, due to the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) system. It is also “consistently expensive” in other categories.” (TODAYonline, 10 March 2016)
Provide assistance in other forms to the needy families on an ad-hoc basis based on their need assessment.
Help individuals like yourself and your families to address and work through issues related to financial, behavioural and interpersonal difficulties, and marital/family conflicts by attending our counselling sessions.
Each counselling session will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. However, the number of counselling sessions you require will be determined in part by the nature of your concerns and the goals set by you and your counsellor. The duration may range from several weeks to many months. Counselling fees differ, as they are determined by a few criteria and reviewed on a case by case basis.
Our befriending programmes reach out to students and seniors. We also provide support for caregivers of elderly.
Launched in 2012, to provide social and emotional mentoring support to students aged 10 to 18 years old as they journey through their schooling years. Mentors are matched with students from lower income families to befriend and mentor them. Our mentors are carefully selected to be responsible, mature and of good character.
This initiative aims to bring love, hope and care to the seniors island-wide. Regular visits by our team of friendly befrienders will provide a listening ear and offer practical help to the seniors. Special activities will be organised during festive seasons for our seniors to participate.
This programme is open to senior citizens who are 55 years old and above. Priority will be given based on needs assessment and availability of befrienders.
This programme aims to equip caregiver with techniques and resources on quality caregiving and allows them to connect with other caregivers. Caregivers meet monthly to share and learn how they can provide better care for their loved ones and themselves.
We believe that family is the foundation of the nation. Our Family Life Education programme covers workshop topics that apply to families, parents, couples, youths and seniors with the focus on fundamental values to building a healthy family system.
We are certified and qualified to conduct programmes for schools, corporations and other organisations.
Click here to access the full list of topics.