A big HELLO from the Singapore Kindness Movement! It’s 2017 and the annual Friend of Singa (FOS) is back!
We would like to invite your school to join us for another year of championing kindness in the school community.
FOS is no longer a competition, but based on sustained participation instead. We would like to encourage all schools to participate in FOS because of the want to create a kinder community within the respective school. FOS also complements Ministry of Education’s Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) & Values-in-Action (VIA) programmes.
About Friend of Singa
The annual FOS programme started in 1990 to recognise students who had gone the extra mile to show kindness. Since its revamp in 2009, students now have to complete a kindness project within their school communities over a period of five months to promote the essential values of kindness and graciousness. This move is deliberate to complement MOE’s values-in-action framework and the schools’ effort in inculcating courteous behaviour amongst its students.
The theme for FOS 2017 is, “Kindness, it’s up to us!”
Participating schools are invited to nominate up to nine students for this programme. These students and their teacher-in-charge would attend a ½ day interactive workshop in February 2017 to equip them with skills such as public speaking, critical and inventive thinking, project management, etc. In additional, each approved proposal would also receive up to $150 funding to help kick start the kindness project.
Upon completion of the kindness project, these nominated students will be honoured as FOS Ambassadors. By giving the students such recognition, it will encourage their peers to emulate their fine example.
Friend of Singa is open to all primary, secondary, special schools and international schools.
To register (Registration closes on 31 January 2017, Tuesday)
As registration for each sessions are limited, we encourage schools to register early to secure your preferred workshop dates and timing. On a first come first serve basis.
*Special Education schools are allowed to choose the link to register for the workshops they want depending on the ages of the nominated students.
Download the information guide & project proposal form here:
Note: FOS Posters and introductory letter will be sent to the schools by the 10th Jan.
Should you have any queries, feel free to contact Ms Faith Lee at [email protected] or at 6761 9126.
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