Do you remember what your dreams were when you were a child?
As children, our futures lie limitless in the horizon – and we all have dreams that we can do or be something great.
This is why we have named our fundraiser campaign #ICAN____, where we encourage children and youth to fill in the blank and express their personal dreams and aspirations for the future. Through the campaign, we hope to inspire our children and youths to uncover their unique potential and talent. This is aligned with Lakeside’s hopes to guide our children’s social and emotional development, and also mould and transform our youths in their character, confidence and competence through our diverse range of programmes.
Lakeside’s Children and Youth Programmes
The GRIT Project
The GRIT Project (TGP) is a Children and Youth Centre at Jurong West (Nanyang). It nurtures a caring generation to serve the community and addresses the needs of disadvantaged children and youths aged 5 to 18. Our staff and volunteers instil GRIT values in young people – Grace, Respect, Integrity, and Tenacity – all of which lead to grit!
TGP provides a safe space for self-discovery and empowerment for young people so they can grow to be confident, competent, connected, caring, and of good character.
Reading Intervention Services
Lakeside’s Reading Intervention Services serves children aged 4 to 8 from low-income families with reading programmes, storytelling, crafts, audio-visuals, songs, play, and phonics lessons. We help them learn to read at an age-appropriate level, and cultivate good reading habits. Sessions are held with small groups and modified paces of instruction to meet individual needs and learning styles.
By learning skills and strategies for reading, comprehension, and speaking, children develop their self-esteem and gain confidence, thereby translating to academic success at school.
Lakeside Student Care
Lakeside Student Care (Jurong East and Jurong West) provides after-school care and supervision for children aged 7 to 12. Friendly staff provide meals, homework help, and enrichment programmes. The children are taught to be responsible and independent from an early age.
We partner with volunteering groups to bring the children a variety of experiences like outings, learning trips, workshops, sports, and celebrations. These partnerships provide meaningful and fun-filled learning opportunities for the children and volunteers alike.
Start your own #ICAN____ fundraising challenge,
- Fill in the blank with something that you would personally like to do (#ICANBake, #ICANSing, #ICANBeCreative, #ICANBeKind etc.) and start your personal fundraising page on Giving.sg
- Commit to the challenge for 7 days – this could be over a week or over any 7 non-consecutive days during the campaign period between 26 April to 31 July 2021
- Share pictures and videos of your journey with your friends through your personal chat or social media platforms and invite people to give on your campaign page
The campaign is targeting to raise $300,000 and all funds raised from this campaign will go to Lakeside’s work with children and youths.
Note: All donations are eligible for 250% tax deduction. Funds raised will be used for the purposes specified, or where there is adequate funding, will be used for other services where most needed.
GIVE TO THE #ICAN____ CAMPAIGN
You can make a difference in the lives of children and youths with any amount that you donate. Together, we hope to raise $300,000 for our children and youth programmes.
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!”