The Learning is Fun and Exciting (LIFE) Programme was started in late 2017, with 9 coaches and 119 students participating in the pilot. As of March 2020, the LIFE Programme has expanded to benefit 51 SCCs, trained more than 290 coaches and impacted 5,500 students. The SCCs are managed by various operators, including the YMCA of Singapore, Big Heart Student Care, Life Student Care, Raffles Student Care, FaithActs and afterschool.
For children who go to SCCs, their SCCs become one of the places where they spend most of their waking hours, outside of their home and their school. The LIFE programme helps these children learn about life values in a fun yet meaningful way.
We are collaborating with Julia Gabriel Education, The Alpha Mind, O School and Ivy Cubs to develop values-based curricula and training opportunities for staff in SCCs. The curricula incorporate core values such as respect, responsibility, resilience, integrity, care and harmony. Besides curriculum training sessions, we are also partnering with organisations such as SHINE and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, to make available foundational skills courses.