THE CATERPILLAR CLUB!
Empower, Educate and Equip
The Caterpillar Kids' Club is a children's character-building enrichment programme for children aged 4 to 12 years old who are primarily from low-income and disadvantaged families. Through comprehensive and immersive programmes, the Caterpillar Club aims to Empower, Educate & Equip the children with necessary life skills. The programme is run by a team of competent staff and committed volunteers every Saturday during the school year, and on an ad-hoc basis during school holidays.
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 enhanced 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 are $80 per half year, or $160 for the whole year.
If a family is unable afford the fees, aLife will assess on a case-by-case basis to reduce or waive the fees so that no needy children will be turned away.
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 provide children with free art therapy (8 lessons per course, once weekly, up to a max of 10 kids). In light of Covid-19, the sessions have been temporarily suspended. Once there is some semblance of normality and we reopen the club, the art therapy will recommence. All enrolled children are eligible for this course.
CATERPILLAR CLUB ACTIVITIES RESUMES VIA ZOOM!
During the circuit breaker, aLife Caterpillar Club moved online with different groups of student volunteers organising Zoom sessions to keep the children entertained and boredom at bay.
Apart from brushing up on their linguistic skills, the kids were introduced to word games, Boggle, Pictionary being popular with most. Other online activities included flower art, origami and riddle tongue twisters.