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Children Services

Lakeside cares for children in the community, especially those from disadvantaged families. We nurture them with quality programmes and services that guide their social and emotional development.

Reading Intervention Services

Lakeside’s Reading Intervention Services serves children aged 4 to 8 from low-income families with reading programmes, storytelling, crafts, audio-visuals, songs, play, and phonics lessons.

We help them learn to read at an age-appropriate level and cultivate good reading habits. Sessions are held with small groups and modified paces of instruction to meet individual needs and learning styles.

Our belief is in the distinctive “custom fit” approach of our reading programme, rather than “one size fits all”. By learning skills and strategies for reading, comprehension, and speaking, children develop their self-esteem and gain confidence, thereby translating to academic success at school.

Our main programme is We Can Read, which helps low income 4 to 8 year olds with reading difficulties learn to read and write at an age-appropriate level using a phonics-based curriculum. Where possible, storytelling, dramatization, crafts, and other literary skills are included to provide a well-rounded learning experience.

For children who require more intensive reading intervention, we conduct one-to-one lessons with individualised lesson plans to teach them reading skills and strategies.

“We Can Read” sessions operate on a hybrid model, offering online sessions via Zoom on a weekly basis and onsite sessions are held for 4 to 8 year olds every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:30am at Lakeside Student Care (Jurong West). For more information, contact us at

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Lakeside Student Care

Lakeside Student Care (Jurong East and Jurong West) provides after-school care and supervision for children aged 7 to 12. Friendly staff provide meals, homework help, and enrichment programmes. The children are taught to be responsible and independent from an early age.

We partner with volunteering groups to bring the children a variety of experiences like outings, learning trips, workshops, sports, and celebrations. These partnerships provide meaningful and fun-filled learning opportunities for the children and volunteers alike.

The GRIT Project

The GRIT Project (TGP) is a Children and Youth Centre at Jurong West (Nanyang). It nurtures a caring generation to serve the community and addresses the needs of disadvantaged children and youths aged 5 to 18. Our staff and volunteers instil GRIT values in young people – Grace, Respect, Integrity, and Tenacity – all of which lead to grit!

TGP provides a safe space for self-discovery and empowerment for young people so they can grow to be confident, competent, connected, caring, and of good character.