KidSTART

Kickstarting the holistic development of children

KidSTART helps children from low-income families be better prepared for school with essential educational materials and sponsored learning experiences.

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WHY KIDSTART?

An early head start helps

The early years are crucial for the knowledge, experiences and development that help children succeed later in life.

Children from low-income families may face more challenges compared to their peers, and need additional support to promote their healthy growth and reach their development milestones.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Providing support for vulnerable children

Over the years, ECF has pledged a total of S$150,000 to support children from KidSTART families.

The funds will assist the educational and experiential development of these vulnerable children to promote later success in their school and life.

Any unutilised funds to date will be transferred to the Growing together Fund to continue supporting these families.

S$150,000
Pledged funds
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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Equipping children with development resources

Led by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), KidSTART enables vulnerable children to have a greater start in life.

The KidSTART initiative has sponsored

• Learning Resource Kits

• Learning Journey excursions

  • KidSTART learning sitesSet up by the ECDA, these sites offer online resources for children to enhance their overall learning experience.
  • Resource KitsWe have sponsored 900 kits with educational materials for KidSTART Supported Playgroups and Home Visitation Programme to encourage learning at home.
  • Learning JourneysA great way to learn together–we also sponsor family trips to Singapore Science Centre’s KidSTOP, the S.E.A. Aquarium, and the Singapore Zoo.
  • Joyful LearningConducted by volunteers equipped with storytelling techniques, Joyful Learning helps children embrace joy in learning through books.
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What you can do

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Box of Joy

   

Spreading the joy of the festive season

The annual Christmas gift drive allows us to deliver the joy of the festive season to vulnerable children in the community.

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WHY BOX OF JOY?

Gifts could transform lives

During the festive season, your gifts can bring joy to children who may otherwise have nothing under their tree.

Giving and sharing, especially during the holiday, can also help children through their troubled times, and make them feel seen and cared for by the bigger community.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Extending love to vulnerable children

The gifts you donate are distributed to disadvantaged children in the community, in an effort to celebrate the holiday together and make each child a happier one. In 2020, we reached out to 13 organisations to distribute donated gifts to infants and children up to age 13.

Beneficiaries we’ve impacted

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Beneficiaries in 2020

Beneficiaries we’ve impacted

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The little elves behind Box of Joy.
Happy children receiving their presents!
Happy children receiving their presents!
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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Making meaningful contributions to children

We help put a smile on the faces of thousands of children by giving them “boxes of joy”. Because after all, every child should experience the joy of receiving.

An annual tradition since 2016

One that children and families look forward to during the year-end festive season.

  • Gift driveWe encourage donors to pack, wrap and deliver useful items, necessities and educational toys in these boxes.
  • Volunteer as a familyIt's an activity everyone can enjoy while learning the value of doing good things for the people we care about.
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OUR FUTURE PLANS

Creating a difference in the lives of children

Box of Joy has become an annual event that children and families–both donors and beneficiaries–look forward to during the Christmas holiday.

We hope to reach out to more than 2,000 beneficiaries in 2021 and make a real, lasting difference in the lives of children.

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What you can do

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When you make a donation, you show your support and help us improve our programmes to impact more children and youth.

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Care for Diabetic Children

Helping children live a healthy life with diabetes

Together with KKH Health Fund, we provide holistic care to help under-resourced families with diabetic children live better lives.

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WHY CARE FOR DIABETIC CHILDREN?

Children can lead an active life with diabetes

Caring for children with diabetes can be challenging, but connecting with the right people and community, as well as tools and resources, can make all the difference.

Diabetic children from vulnerable families don’t need to be limited by their conditions to have a fulfilling life. What they need is help with everyday diabetes care.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Improving the care of children with diabetes

Together with KKH Health Fund, we have improved the care of vulnerable adolescent patients living with diabetes.

We made it easier for them to check their glucose levels through the sponsorship and distribution of Glucose Monitoring Systems (GMS).

S$224,000
Sponsored to KKH Health Fund
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Glucose Monitoring System (GMS) distributed
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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Providing the support diabetic children need

Children with diabetes need to be physically active just like other kids. We help them manage their own conditions to lead an active life by providing holistic care through technology, and educational and outreach initiatives.

Support through funding 

Together with KKH Health Fund, we help children better manage diabetes and live a normal life.

  • Glucose Monitoring SystemsWe empower diabetic children with the use of GMS that reduce pain and infections.
  • Diabetes Camps
    We also enable KKH Health Fund to organise diabetes camps for adolescent patients and their caregivers, to help them stay active.
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More about the programme

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What you can do

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Looking to volunteer?

See how you can contribute to making a real impact on young lives.

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Make a donation

When you make a donation, you show your support and help us improve our programmes to impact more children and youth.

Volunteer
Donate
See how you can contribute to making a real impact on young lives.
When you make a donation, you show your support and help us improve our programmes to impact more children and youth.
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