From a small initiative to a community supporting over 2000 families in Singapore
Levelling the playing field for our future generation
Starting as a small initiative in 2017 to help families in need, we ran weekly non-academic classes for underprivileged kids in the community. Bringing typically inaccessible opportunities beyond school closer to the heartlands grew our reach to underprivileged children islandwide to where we are today.
The Poverty Cycle
No one chooses the
family or environment that they are born into
People lacking the resources, exposure, and a conducive environment from a very young lack the confidence, skills and relationships to capitalise on opportunities in life.
They find it much harder to climb the social ladder
When they try to acquire these skills and networks later in life,it's much more difficult for them to succeed.
This perpetuates the vicious poverty cycle.
"YOU'RE SAFE HERE,
THESE ARMS WON'T
LET YOU BREAK"
We disrupt this cycle by creating access to affordable privileges in life, we continuously endeavour new ways to combat obscene inequality and equalise opportunities among the social classes.
A Safe Haven
Every child comes from unique and diverse backgrounds.
They come from lower to lower-middle-income households in Singapore.
Some kids have dysfunctional family backgrounds such as single-parent households, incarcerated family members.
Combining best practices from
international schools and years of on-the-ground research, we put together a framework that anchors the programmes and classes we run.
Our Core Values
Glyph lets kids be themselves. We encourage kids to say what they mean, and we enable them to mean what they say.
We maintain a highly participative learning environment whereby children are encouraged to speak up and voice opinions about matters.
Glyph kids understand that change starts with them, and they are given the chance to show initiative and take charge of their learning.
We give kids space to tackle challenges on their own, while constantly encourage kids to embrace failure and to keep trying.
Glyph instructors lead by example, by demonstrating graciousness, gratitude, and being unafraid to admit their mistakes.