The social service sector has traditionally adopted a “helping” narrative, providing assistance to people who are deemed “needy”. As a natural consequence, people try to prove themselves as helpless as possible so as to qualify for assistance. Children’s Wishing Well is trying to turn this entrenched mind-set around with a new programme along an “empowering” narrative for we see people not as “what’s wrong”, but “what’s strong”.
One of our latest empowering programmes is “Reach for the Stars” where students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are keen and talented in areas such as music, arts and crafts and sports can be sponsored to pursue personalized training or qualifications to help them achieve their potential.
This programme serves as an incredible initiative for talent spotting and supporting our kids’ talents, so that they can develop a skill set to break out of their poverty cycle and scale greater heights. So far, we have sponsored children for art, hip hop dance, women’s rugby, and football under this programme.
Sponsor a child for professional training to support their ambitions to pursue careers in these areas