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“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
- Ralp Waldo Emerson

Coming from a single-parent family, Ali* was clueless about his future and lacked motivation in life. He failed his first attempt at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) and had to retake PSLE. Lacking in confidence and patience, Ali was often frustrated when he meets with difficulties. His mother, the family’s sole breadwinner, was worried about his attitude and turned to social workers at RoundBox @ Children’s Society for help.

RoundBox @ Children’s Society is a youth drop-in centre that uses the platform of sports and arts to provide therapeutic intervention to youth between ages 13 to 18. In the centre, youth are provided with opportunities to try out various sports and arts-related activities in a safe space. These activities positively transform youths’ lives by helping them to discover and realise their aspirations, and develop to their full potential. Through these activities, trained professionals will also use specific clinical intervention tools to intervene and instil positive values in youth.

After participating in various activities, Ali eventually found his passion in running with the help of RoundBox @ Children’s Society’s staff members, who challenged him to train and complete a 5K competitive marathon. Apart from participating in running events, Ali also dedicates time for weekly training sessions. Through the psychotherapeutic interventions delivered by trained professional staff, Ali developed positive values that helped him overcome difficulties during training sessions. His efforts paid off when he emerged 2nd runner-up in the second installment of the nation-wide performance series 5K race 2018. Today, Ali receives positive feedback and is focused on working towards his aspiration of developing a career in sports.

 

Aaron’s and Andy’s Story

A pair of brothers who came to us, Aaron* and Andy, aged 7 & 8 respectively during their time at Sunbeam Place, our residential home … 

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Derrick’s story

Before Derrick came to us, he was a very mischievous and playful kid. Seeing his disciplinary teacher on a weekly basis was a norm as he was constantly fighting with others…

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