We support children from 5 years old up till 16 years old who come from disadvantaged households.
Children from underprivileged backgrounds find it much harder to climb the social ladder despite their efforts. We have heard of some making a name for themselves, and their success stories are truly inspirational. However, it begs the question, how many of these children are equipped to seize that opportunity?
Children from wealthier backgrounds have access to a multitude of resources, which parents invest in for their future. Be it enrichment opportunities to develop different skill sets, the bandwidth to explore possibilities of life, or simply not needing to worry about daily necessities. With financial support from their family, they need not worry about earning a living when they grow up and can freely pursue their dreams.
On the other hand, the circumstances of underprivileged families are worlds apart. Due to their financial situation, parents usually have to prioritise their work, leaving them with less time to accompany their children. In turn, parents sacrifice the quality of their children's education and their responsibility as role models. Lacking the avenue to acquire social, cultural, psychological and intellectual capital, these children are unable to compete on a levelled playing field.
Contrasting access to resources across socio-economic statuses results in unequal opportunities for their children. In particular, underprivileged families face multi-faceted problems that snowballs, entrenching the cycle of poverty across generations. With widening socio-economic gaps, the realities are harsher than ever for the lower-income. Through our work on the ground, weekly interactions with these families, we began to understand how serious this matter has become. Glyph Community is born out of the motivation to alleviate this issue - equalising opportunities for the next generation and enriching the development of children from families-in-need through quality non-academic programmes.