What happens when low-income families are enabled and empowered to create change for themselves?
Different from the conventional model of social assistance that is premised largely on needs, Empowered Families Initiative is a developmental initiative based in Singapore that hopes to harness the strengths and abilities of low-income families and invest in their aspirations through grants, savings matching and group support to improve their life circumstances towards better socio-economic position and well-being. By investing in the families’ aspirations, we hope that families are enabled to achieve milestones that encourage them in furthering their aspirations, creating a cycle of possibilities rather than poverty.
Just from our current iteration, families have successfully cleared their arrears, accumulated savings, upskill themselves and pursue their own businesses – all of which goes towards increasing their quality of lives!
Join us as we share more about our journey working alongside low-income families, our reflections in embodying a shift on the part of practitioners to work with families as agents of change rather than just passive recipients of assistance. Get ready to listen to perspectives from the agents of change themselves too!”