At TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA), we believe that young ones have potential, and can be nurtured and sharpened like arrows to make a positive impact in society and to be future leaders in the community.
- Every child matters
- Volunteer-run Saturday programmes
- Community kids from low-income and single-parent families
We are committed to care for needy and disadvantaged children aged five to 12. We aim to help these children realise their potential through educational, social, emotional and moral support. The children are from low-income or single-parent families. Many of these children have little or no parental care and are at risk of falling into bad company.
On Saturdays, the volunteers run a variety of activities for children at 25 clubs including Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Merah, Clementi, Geylang Bahru, Hougang, Marine Parade, Mountbatten, Queenstown, Serangoon, Tampines, Woodlands and Yishun (for full listing of clubs' details, please click here). The line-up of activities include tuition, mentoring, art and craft lessons, indoor and outdoor games, outings, camps, and adventure sports programmes. Some of the children who were in the pioneer programme some 25 years ago have returned to the club as volunteers to mentor the younger ones.
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TOUCH Integrated Family Group (TIFG) aims to equip families with resources to face multi-faceted issues at different life stages. TIFG focuses on providing Resources to equip families to cope with different stressors, enabling families to strengthen Roles in transitions, and empower families to build Resilience. This is done through an integrated suite of services to support the family as a unit, with emphasis on education, intervention and advocacy.
Supported 596 children from low-income or single-parent families through weekly educational activities
64.5% of clients who graduated from TOUCH Young Arrows in 2018 continued to join the programme as teens in 2019
410 regular volunteers helped out at the weekly programmes at 25 TYA Clubs
TOUCH Young Arrows
Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central, #05-3545, Singapore 150162