Our priority is the running of our two Shelters, which cater for up to 50 children between the ages of 5 – 18. Our demand for admission has always been far above our capacity to meet it. We do our own assessment but take referrals from a variety of sources, including government and non-government organisations and schools. A team of committed full-time and part-time staff run our Shelter, together with volunteers who offer extra support such as tuition and recreational activities. Due to their traumatic and painful background, many of our children have not been regular school goers, thus many of them are academically weak when they come to us.
With the assistance and support of the State Education Department and the State Welfare Department, all our children are back on the school curriculum. Within our Shelters, children are encouraged to take responsibility; hence all participate in organizing the Shelters, as well as deciding on how duties are shared and the implementation of rules and regulations. Through this and the other programs of the Shelters, the children’s self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness are raised.
Outside The Shelters