NTUC First Campus Covid-19 assistance for low-income families
The well-being of the children at our centres has always been the mainstay of NTUC First Campus. During this period, many My First Skool centres remain open to support parents who are working in essential services. For our children who are at home with their families, we have been continuously working to ensure that they remain safe and well.
In line with these extraordinary times, NTUC First Campus has carried out some initiatives to ensure that our children from low income families continue to thrive during this period.
Bright Horizons Fund Care Package for COVID-19 for Low-Income Children
Bright Horizons Fund’s You Are Special Birthday Cakes Programme
Upon suspension of pre-school services from 8 April 2020, NTUC First Campus has been delivering birthday cakes to low-income children who are at home. We target to distribute 600 cakes in the whole of 2020. Children and their families are overjoyed, as many have been unable to celebrate their birthdays at this time.
Bright Horizons Fund’s Fun Family Time Activity Booklet
The disruptions brought about by COVID-19 can be an anxious time for children. We have put together a Fun Family Time Activity Booklet to encourage family bonding, while helping children to stay positive. The Activity Booklet will be produced and distributed to 4,200 children from low income families in May 2020.
Care Packs to KidSTART Families
Besides financial assistance, NTUC First Campus has distributed health and hygiene items to My First Skool families under the KidSTART programme. More than 400 care packs have been handed out to these families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Food from the Heart Partnership
To support our families through this trying period, NTUC First Campus is partnering Food from the Heart(FFTH) to provide food rations to needy families through its School Goodie Bags programme. It is a collective effort to supplement the meals of 300 families and reduce their financial burden.
“We want to support vulnerable families by distributing food packs to their doorsteps. This is a practical help to needy families at this point in time when some have experienced loss of income, are out of jobs or are struggling to meet their daily meal needs,” said Ms Ruth Chia, Senior Manager, NTUC First Campus Child Support Services Department.
Under this partnership, low-income families will receive monthly food packs for 12 months.