Many of the students in school-based student care centres come from low-income or disadvantaged families. These students benefit from the structured before- or after- school care and supervision provided by the centres. Nonetheless, few centres are adequately resourced to provide structured academic support for students.
The pilot programme aimed to build the capability of student care centres to support students who are slower learners. Each centre was resourced with more teachers to help students improve their literacy, numeracy and IT skills. Students with learning needs received support from an external learning needs specialist who supported the students in acquiring social and emotional competencies to help them become successful citizens in the future.
The programme also provided financial support for needy families who needed more help with the programme fees.