EQUAL Scholars

Intervention type:        Psychosocial / Rehabilitation / Reintegration
Target clients:               Vulnerable youth not in education, employment or training (NEET) / Persons with disabilities (PWDs)
Target outcomes:         Cognitive-behavioral change / Education or employment
Intensity:                       High
Duration:                       8 hours
Frequency:                    120 sessions

EQUAL Scholars is a registered program with the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s RPG Division, and a Community Service Order (CSO) agency for probationers. Since inception in 2012, we are working with over 30 organizations and 150 beneficiaries, at a rehabilitation rate of 80%. Targeted delivery is overseen by our Senior Counselor to ensure specialized needs are met.

To meet the critical need of social integration, our beneficiaries learn and transfer skills in teamwork and social inclusion through

As of 2016, we are working with educational institutions like Singapore University of Technology and Design, Social Service Institute, St. Joseph’s Institution (International), Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Crest Secondary School, St. Hilda’s Secondary School.

EQUAL Scholars was featured at the MSF Inspiration Exchange 2015, 8th International Conference for Social Work, and the Institute of Policy Studies Roundtable on Open Collaboration for Social Needs. Our inaugural graduation was graced by Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. We also received partnerships with YEAH! and YMCA Singapore, grants from Central Singapore CDC and People’s Association, and Most Outstanding Special Project for our collaboration with National University of Singapore.