SpeakEasy (Literacy) Program
aLife's SpeakEasy is a speech and literacy pilot program for children (age 4 to 12 years old) from low income households with speech, articulation and literacy issues or whose family feels they require additional assistance and support in catching up to their academic level.
Through a curated inventory of books, flash cards (for literacy and reading aloud), interactive word/speech games and guided play time between lesson blocks, SpeakEasy aims to enhance and strengthen the child's interest and command of the English language.
The child enrolled in the SpeakEasy programme will be firstly assessed on his/her suitability and ability. aLife will then tailor a module, schedule and curriculum suited to the child to help him/her reach the speech, language and literacy milestones. SpeakEasy is conducted at aLife's centre by volunteers with English, phonics and/or teaching backgrounds.
Each SpeakEasy module consists of a total of 8 to 10 sessions of 1 to 1.5 hour duration. The cost ranges from $50 to $80 per module. 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.
aLife also offers small group ReadEasy sessions, an engaging reading program for 4 to 8 years olds with a focus on storytelling, reading and fun interactive activities.
If you like to help either by being a SpeakEasy volunteer, please Contact Us.
If you know of a child who needs educational support, call us at 62588816.