Strengthening Marital and Parent-Child relationships
Strong families form the basic core of healthy communities. Filos' Family Life programmes aim to build the resilience of families by empowering spouses, parents and children with skills to strengthen their relationships as they support one another through the ups and downs of life.
Participants reached through our Family Life programmes
Hours of programmes
Source: 2019, Filos Community Services
Parents Plus Programmes
Parents Plus Programmes
The Parents Plus programmes are evidence-based workshops that equip parents with skills in building satisfying relationships and managing emotional and behavioural issues with their children.
ParentsPlus Early Years Programme (PPEY) for parents with children below 6 years old
ParentsPlus Children’s Programme (PPCP) for parents with children from 6 to 12 years old
ParentsPlus Adolescent Programme (PPAP) for parents with children from 13 to 16 years old.
Filos Mothers’ Group
The Filos Mothers’ Group was set up for mothers who live in the Kembangan-Chai Chee neighbourhood. The objectives are:
To provide mothers with respite from parenting and household responsibilities and to help them feel appreciated
To provide an opportunity for mothers to form friendships and support one another
To empower and equip mothers with life skills for more effective functioning
Family Life Education Talks and Workshops
Filos conducts talks and workshops related to family life. Topics include:
Preparing your Child/ Teen for Primary/ Secondary School
Talking to your Child/ Teen about Sexuality
Effective Communication with Your Teens
Parent-Teen Reality Check
Helping your Child/Teen to Manage their Stress
Raising the Leader in your Child
Children & Youth
Building Resilience and Character
Every child deserves equal and equitable access to all opportunities and resources. Filos’ Children & Youth programmes aim to build the resilience of the younger generation through character education and imparting of life skills that will nurture them to fulfil their potential.
Tuition Programme for Needy Students
Filos provides a weekly tuition programme in a safe, caring and fun learning environment for Primary 1 to Primary 6 students. The tuition sessions are conducted by our dedicated Volunteer Tutors on the core subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.
Little Sprouts Reading Programme
The Little Sprouts Phonics Programme runs weekly sessions to support pre-school children (3 - 6 years old) from vulnerable backgrounds in learning English Language through phonics and help prepare them for primary school.
The Reading Room
The Reading Room was started in May 2019 to help build the linguistics foundation of young children (4 - 8 years old) from vulnerable backgrounds by cultivating their love of reading and helping to hone their reading skills through storytelling. The sessions are conducted weekly.
The Early Learning Programme
The Early Learning Programme consists of weekly sessions targeted at teaching and guiding young children from vulnerable backgrounds in learning English and Math through phonics and other interactive literacy and numeracy methods.
The Green Spot Activity Centre
The Green Spot Activity Centre is a cosy, safe, and nurturing environment for vulnerable children in the community. Its aim is to build their resilience through meaningful programmes and skills-based activities. Children meet weekly for a theme-based programme run by passionate volunteers.
Holiday Enrichment Programmes
Our enrichment programmes are conducted during the school holidays to keep children and youth engaged in activities that promote social interaction, community involvement, resilience and character building. Parents are also invited for some of the outings to provide opportunities for parent-child bonding.
Plants and Pillars Programme
Plants and Pillars is a Mentoring and Befriending programme for children and youth from the community to provide emotional and social support for them. This is done through activity-based programmes that promote character development and leadership to empower them and to build their resilience.
Life Skills Education Programmes: Sexuality Education Programmes
Filos’ Sexuality Education Programmes aim to help students acquire sound values and skills to take them through life as responsible adults. These programmes are targeted at Primary, Secondary, Polytechnic, ITE, Special Needs students and Students-At-Risk, and they include:
eTeens (Health Promotion Board – Secondary 3, Junior College and ITE Students)
Love Matters! (Special Needs Students)
Total Recall Life Skills Programme
Total Recall is a programme that aims to help students gain awareness of common issues, such as dementia, faced by the elderly. It is important to educate our children and youth on these matters so that they will develop a greater sense of empathy towards the elderly. The programme is available for primary, secondary and junior college students.
“Every life matters and every child has intrinsic worth in the society regardless of their background and family circumstances. I hope to contribute in my own small ways to help those who are vulnerable to grow in confidence, character and values. Hopefully, one day they can contribute back to society in an effective and positive way.”
Plants & Pillars
“I’ve always felt ill-prepared for parenting, growing up in a small family. This course gave me more confidence and reinforces my knowledge on parenting. The examples and discussion topics used in the course were very relevant for Singapore parents.”
Mother of children aged 4 & 12
“I am thankful for having this opportunity to be a tutor at Filos. It has been an enriching experience and I have learnt so much from the staff and fellow volunteers. It is so heartwarming to see the effort and care that all of you put in to help the students and I’m inspired to do the same too!”
Mr Low Wei Jie
“I feel happy attending the Youth Group Session in Filos. It has helped me to increase my self-esteem and I became more confident in my relationship with others. Through the lessons about life and positive values, I gained awareness and it makes me more positive in my life.”