Kampong Friends

(Community Work)

-Working with the Community for the Community- 

Kampong Friends is guided by the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and co-creation approach. We hope to build on the assets that are found in the community and mobilise individuals, associations, and institutions to come together to realise and develop their strengths.

 

LIM KOPI

Lim Kopi aims to strengthen the kampong spirit in Lorong Lew Lian.

 
The idea of creating a space for elderly residing in Lorong Lew Lian was mooted after our needs assessment surveys with the residents. 
 

KAMPONG FRIENDS HARVEST

Kampong Harvest @ SMFSC aims to be a sustainable organic garden that connects people and promotes well-being.

Is a community garden that extends to being more than just a garden itself, where it can be used as a platform to connect residents from all walks of life and promote physical and social well-being. The idea for a community garden was based on feedback from residents who also expressed interest to be actively involved. 

KAMPONG FRIENDS BLESSINGS

Kampong Friends’ Blessing aims to encourage the kampong spirit among residents.

 
Kampong Friends’ Blessings (KFB) was launched on 20 February 2018. Since then, there is a steady stream of donations due to the helping spirit. As of February 2019, the programme had received more than 1800 donations and 227 families have benefited from the programme.
 

SUDOKU

The Sudoku Beginners class (Mandarin) came about through working with our resident Ms Karen’s strengths in teaching and wish to contribute to promoting mental-wellness in the Serangoon community. Over the course of 12 weeks (March to May 2019), participants are learning how to solve various forms of Sudoku exercises (such as binary and X-Sudoku) to keep their minds active, engaged and healthy. Participants also shared with us their various strengths and hopes for the community through individual and group learning conversations, brainstorming how they would like to continue or enhance the class together.