Water Sustainability Workshop
This March Holidays, we collaborated with NUS Women in Business to teach our students about Water Sustainability and how they can do their part to save the earth!
Through this programme, they learnt more about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and responsible consumption of water through videos, talks and games. Glad to see the kids enjoying themselves and walking away with their huge bag of prizes!
In the March holidays, we also collaborated with Hwa Chong Interact Club, to educate students on scientific facts by bringing science experiments to life. The students put on their thinking caps and were engaged in finding out more about the facts behind the science experiments!
Enrichment programmes with Cerebral
To allow them to ease into the education system, learners from Primary 1 to 3 attends specialized lessons that consist of academic learning and monthly art-based enrichment. In partnership with Cerebral, enrichment sessions include S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to expand knowledge while building creativity!
Gender Stereotype workshop
As part of our December holiday programme, we collaborated with NUS Women in Business to hold a Gender Stereotype workshop for our students.
Through fun activities and games, the kids got to learn more about what are gender stereotypes & how they are deeply entrenched in our lives. Students also walked away from prizes from the mini competition held during the workshop!
Back to School Shopping Trip
During school holidays, 74 students from the community were brought to City Sprouts, an urban farm where they learnt about waste composting and even got a chance to make their own Kokedama.
In the afternoon, students were brought to Jurong Point to purchase school items for their upcoming school year. Students were given $80 (primary) and $120 (secondary) respectively and volunteers who joined also served as mentors to the students when shopping.
Basic Python computer programming
During the school holidays, we collaborated with students from Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) to continue the learning journey on coding for our young learners. It was truly an enriching experience for the kids to learn these skills from ground zero and a taste of the future with essential digital skills! Our student participants are now computer whizzes!
The Story of Me
With the help of the professional instructors from Esplanade Singapore, the students were taught on how one can use movements as an alternative form of expression for their inner thoughts and feelings. They’ve grown to become more confident versions of themselves through the process! New bonds and friendships were also forged through this part 2 of our school holiday enrichment series!
Zoo Trip Holiday Programme
This September school holidays, Loving Heart (Jurong) had the opportunity to collaborate with Signature Assurance to organise a trip to the Singapore Zoo!
This trip was such a joy for the primary school students as they got the chance to get up close and personal with some of the animals at the Animal Friends Show and the Buddy Barn! Not forgetting the relaxing tram ride around the lushy and serene safari!
E-Gaming Holiday Programme
During the June holidays, we collaborated with nEbO and NUS Esports @ E-Gaming to conduct an exciting E-Gaming holiday programme. The youths had a fun 4-day programme where they engaged in healthy gaming, learnt more about healthy gaming habits and also had a sneak peek into the Esports industry. The programme also ended off on a high note with a tournament battle among their peers and lucky draw prizes. Congrats to all the youths who won!
Fo Fa Dao Bursary 2021
Like previous years, Fo Fa Dao Ling Zhu Gong Association has kindly invited Loving Heart (Jurong) to nominate beneficiaries to receive cash awards donated from the temple association this year. In collaboration with Loving Heart (Jurong), primary school students were awarded $150 cash and secondary school students were awarded $200 cash.
The event was kindly graced by our Advisors, Mr Shawn Huang & Mr Xie Yao Quan. A total of 39 students from Jurong benefitted from the bursary awards. We would like to thank Fo Fa Dao Ling Zhu Gong Association for their generous support every year!
The theme for this year’s Kids World was financial literacy! Students were taught the importance of saving and managing their allowance appropriately. They learned to differentiate between needs and wants and also attended a workshop on financial literacy made easy for children to understand. Learners did not only learn a tonne on financial literacy, they did it through fun games and activities. We would like to extend our gratitude to NTU’s Volunteer Management Club for organising this event and inviting our learners to participate in this yearly event.
Students from all partner constituencies (Jurong Spring and Boon Lay) graduated from our RISE programme as they had all improved tremendously. The RISE programme learners had the opportunity to make their own Christmas wooden lighthouse during the graduation. The teacher from school of concepts also shared students’ progress with parents during this graduation ceremony.
Race in time
This school holiday programme organised by Loving Heart (Jurong) and the National Heritage Board brought students on a virtual tour around the Malay and Indian Heritage Centres. Students from JCYEL led the 2-day event with fun activities like boat making and quizzes. The event also ended with a lucky draw! Our learners learnt about the Indian and Malay culture through this engaging experience. Special thanks to students from JCYEL and National Heritage Board for making Race in Time possible!
Hindi Language Enhancment Programme
Organised and conducted by volunteers from Rotary Club, the free language enrichment programme for Hindi has kicked of since May 2021. In collaboration with Loving Heart (Jurong), individuals from Rotary Club have volunteered to conduct free Hindi tuition classes for primary school students living in the Jurong area. Up to date, response for the programme has good and it has a great opportunity for us to engage this minority group in Singapore.
Conducted by School of Concepts, the RISE Primary English Programme, aims to rebuild young learners’ foundation in English literacy to equip them with strong reading, writing, and communication skills. Students are taught to refine grammar skills, expand their vocabulary and better their comprehension and storytelling skills. Loving Heart has also partnered with Grassroot Leaders from Jurong Spring and Boon Lay who have registered students under their constituency for this programme. We would also like to give special thanks to Octava Foundation for sponsoring the majority of the programme in 2021.