THE CATERPILLAR CLUB!
Empower, Educate and Equip
The Caterpillar Club is a Children’s Enrichment Programme that was launched in 2007. We cater to children from ages of 4 to 12 years old who are from disadvantage families who seek to Empower, Educate & Equip themselves with necessary life skills. The Programmes of Caterpillar Club are conducted by a committed group of volunteers.
THE CATERPILLAR CLUB AIMS TO
To strengthen the character, identity and resilience of the child;
To develop self-esteem and inculcate a strong sense of social values from an early age;
To equip the child with necessary life skills to empower them to lead productive lives;
To improve literacy and language skills for effective communication, self-expression and articulation;
To identify, encourage and develop the child's innate talents; and
To acknowledge each child's sense of self-worth and cultivate independent thinkers.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Caterpillar Club caters to children between the ages of 4 to 12 years old. The classes consist of 2 age groups; 4 – 7 years old and 8 - 12 years old.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The fees with effect from this year have been raised from $40 per 6 months to $80 per half year, of $160 for the whole year. All active parents were notified to this effect.
Also, the per capita income should be lowered from $600 and below, to $400 and below, and the monthly household income reduced from $2000 and below to $1600 and below, to ensure that it is truly those deserving cases that have the Club fees waived upon registration.
INCENTIVES FOR CHILDREN FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES
Free art therapy (8 lessons per module, up to a maximum of 10 children).
Bursaries are available to qualifying children and are awarded yearly.
We have ceased to provide complimentary 2-way transport for a while now, as it is an added luxury that we can ill-afford, and thus dispense with and remove altogether.
We are however currently providing students with free art therapy (8 lessons per course, once weekly, up to a max of 10 kids). In light of Covid-19, this has been temporarily suspended. Once there is some semblance of normality and we reopen the club, the art therapy will recommence. All enrolled students are eligible for this course.