Empower, Educate and Equip
The Caterpillar 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.
How much does it cost?
The fees are $90 per half year, or $180 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
Commencing in 2021, aLife will be offering any one of the following complimentary therapy courses for any paying or deserving client enrolled in Caterpillar Club.
Free Dyad Art Therapy (8 lessons per module, up to a maximum of 5 dyads)
Free Group Art Therapy (8 Lessons per module, up to a maximum of 10 pax per module)
Free Play Therapy (12 sessions per module). Play Therapy is conducted by Therapist Trainees from The College of Allied Educators
As part of the Caterpillar Club enrolment package, every child, regardless of circumstances, will receive 1(one) full course of either Group Art Therapy or Dyad Art Therapy, or 1(one) full course of Play Therapy, within a year of their enrolment and upon full settlement of Caterpillar Club fees, for paying clients.
The cost of subsequent follow-up therapy courses, upon the discretion and recommendation of the therapist, will be borne entirely by the clients themselves.