Our Skool4Kidz Care Fund for the Community
Community outreach is a core part of our curriculum and indeed, our collective personal cause. We have established the Skool4Kidz Care Fund which is our Corporate Social Responsibility Fund (CSR). This community outreach provides financial, social and enrichment support to our littles ones, their families and other preschoolers in our midst while giving back to the community. We are committed to ensuring no child is left behind or misses out on quality care and education.
Skool4Kidz Care Fund actively engage the community through outreach initiatives for care and concern and to develop the children in our midst holistically. We focus on social, emotional and developmental aspects of child development in our community outreach.
Every year since 2017, children from lower-income families benefit from fully-subsidised Speech and Drama, Abacus, KPop Dance, Science and Technology and other enrichment lessons through the Subsidised Enrichment Programmes. Children build confidence while having fun, engaging in show-and-tells, mental arithmetic, dance, coding lessons and more. We partner Enrichment Specialists, including Crestar Learning Centre, to fund below-means preschoolers through enrichment to prepare their onward primary school journeys. In 2022, 2,134 children from Nursery to Kindergarten 2 benefitted from this Enrichment focus.
Over the years, we have partnered with established charity organisations including the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) and the Singapore Children’s Society. Since 2016, we have collectively donated $80,000 to the CCF via the Skool4Kidz Care Fund, through annual mass donation drives. In 2021 alone, we raised $26,000 in support of children with cancer and their families.
We are proud to support AWWA, a social service agency for early intervention, social assistance and care services for the needy in the community. Since 2021, ‘Little Giving Artists’, the community project by Skool4Kidz Preschoolers, donated children’s hand-made art to a charity online art gallery via a public fund-raising auction. This initiative was to raise money for below-means preschoolers and those with developmental needs . Every dollar raised from the donation was matched by the Skool4Kidz Care Fund in support of this meaningful campaign by our children.
Proceeds were donated to AWWA’s Early Intervention Centre (EIC) for young children and Kindle Garden (KG), Singapore’s first inclusive preschool for children of all abilities. In 2022,the funds raised went towards KG’s purchase of indoor gym materials and equipment to support their children’s gross motor development.
Close to 10,000 story books were gifted by Skool4Kidz Care Fund to low-income preschoolers across Singapore. We strongly believe that children should be encouraged to read regularly as it bolster their language skills, cognitive development and most importantly, cultivates a lifelong love for learning.
During the COVID-19 global health crisis, Skool4Kidz Care Fund actively distributed over 185,000 disposable, hand-sewn and reusable masks across Singapore to preschoolers, our staff and their families.
Over the years, Skool4Kidz Care Fund actively distributes more than 1,500 sets of child uniforms to below-means preschoolers in our care. The CSR arm of Skool4Kidz Preschools also gives out hundreds of school bags, stationery and colour pencil sets to our needy children each year to kickstart their onward journey into primary schools.