All of us start out with great potential, yet for some children and youths, difficult life circumstances present numerous challenges to fulfilling it. It has been our joy to befriend, nurture and guide them. Lakeside Family Services connects them to various opportunities while providing their families with the assistance they need.
Indeed, our children and youths are capable of achieving great things and creating a positive impact on society. We are proud to share heartfelt stories from our current and past beneficiaries, and the dedicated staff and volunteers who believed in them when they said “I can!”
Before, the Hadif brothers tended to shy away from reading as they were unfamiliar with phonics and letter sounds.
Our social worker shared with their mother about our reading programme. The children started attending the programme in April last year and within the span of 2 short months, they gained good foundations with phonics sounds and were able to read all types of English books suitable for their age.
They now read consistently, at least 2 books every session, and their confidence shines through smiles of exhilaration when they are able to read independently!
Our staff at Lakeside Student Care (LSC) are committed to enabling our young ones not just step up, but rise above their circumstances.
Felicia, a teacher at LSC (Jurong East), initially started as a part-time staff, but eventually chose to go full time after realising her passion in working with children. She finds that the most fulfilling part of her work is being able to witness a child growing up and conquering his fears and weakness. When she first met Samantha, a new student, in 2017, she remembered that it was difficult for Samantha to make friends, as she was shy and quiet. But over time, she is now able to speak up more and bond with others at the student care.
“Being able to work hand in hand with parents to help their children, and seeing their children grow and improve, really gives me a great sense of job satisfaction.” – Felicia
More stories coming soon…