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2009 - 2000


  • Organised Overseas Community Service Project – “Going Miles, Bringing Smiles” by youths and volunteers to Cambodia

  • Co-organised and presented professional seminar “Engaging Youths to Succeed in Schools” in conjunction with National Youth Council’s ASEAN+3 seminar on Urban Youth Work IV

  • Youth COP programme received the 2009 South West District’s Community Safety and Security Programme (CSSP) “Excellent” Award

  • Set a new Singapore Book of Records for the “Largest Contingent of People Carrying Different Country Flags” with 153 participants holding up 101 flags to form the letters “YOG”

  • Organised “EMIT!”, a year-long programme to celebrate the inaugural Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010, launched by Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State (Law and Home Affairs)

  • Relocated Clementi Centre from Blk 437 Clementi Ave 3 to Blk 329 Clementi Ave 2

  • Staff, Mr. Lee Seng Meng, awarded the 2009 South West District ComCare Award (Social Worker)


  • Launched publication “The Practice of Group Work: Tips on Starting a Group”

  • Organised and presented professional seminar “Discovering the Rhythm in You: The Practice of Group Work”, officiated by Minister for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

  • Launched publication “School Social Work: A Guide to Programme Planning and Evaluation”

  • Appointed by National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as “Centre of Specialisation – School Social Work”

  • Youth COP programme received the South West CDC Community Safety and Security Programme Gold


  • Collaborated with Clementi Woods Secondary School to participate in the Youth Congress organised by National Youth Council (NYC) / National Committee on Youth Guidance and Rehabilitation (NYGR). Guided team to develop a board game titled “Theftation” which won the Most Innovative Project award


  • Organised Overseas Community Service Project – “Project X3” by Youths to Kolap 4, Cambodia

  • Organised Workshop on “Helping Self-Mutilating Clients”

  • Launched publication “Apart or A Part: The Social Worker’s Multiple Journeys”


  • Organised and presented professional seminar “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Helping Youth Pursue Excellence”

  • Co-organised first “National Symposium for School Social Work and Counselling 2006” with NCSS

  • Contributed to the formation of Mentoring Partnership International and provided interim housing at SCS Hougang Centre


  • Organised an Overseas Service Learning Project by youths to Khao Lak, Phuket

  • Organised the “International Conference on Inclusive Education: The School as a Caring Community”, officiated by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister of State, Ministry of Education from 9 to 11 November

  • Staff, Mrs Wong Cher Meng, awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) for 2004

  • Published “The SMP handbook on Mentoring: Friendship, Support and Guidance”

  • Launched publication “Raising Your Family’s EQ”, officiated by Mayor Amy Khor, South West District


  • Initiated Project “O” for “O Levels Students

  • Organised the first Musical, “Project Passion: Howling Tales”

  • Presented paper on “Building Social Capital Through Youth Mentoring Programme” at Global Social Work 2004 at Adelaide, Australia

  • Organised first “Youth Mentoring Convention: The Promise of Mentoring” on 4 September officiated by Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

  • Completed “Exploratory Study on “Out-of-School Youths” (OSYs), a joint research project with Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA)

  • Led group on School Social Work Study Trip and Conference, 13 to 24 April (United States)


  • Staff, Ms Esther Koh, awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) for 2002

  • Organised Professional Seminar on “Working with Students – A Systemic Approach” officiated by Mr Chan Soo Sen, Minister of State for Education, and Community Development and Sports

  • Published findings of “An Exploratory Study on Youths’ resilience and family values in Singapore” in June


  • Launched book “A Hand To Hold” cum Seminar on “Children with Special Needs”, by Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister of State for Education, and Manpower

  • Organised the first students’ seminar “Voices and Choices” on 26 October officiated by Mr Chan Soo Sen, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office and Education and Ministry of Community Development and Sports

  • Organised the first SCS Volunteers’ Connection


  • Initiated and introduced PSLE Hotline in Singapore

  • Presented “Arms and The Man” on 8 December. The joint theatrical production with Vysion Arts Productions aimed to provide young people the opportunity to develop and showcase their potential through their creative involvement in drama

  • Organised “Walk of Joy” on 18 November at Marinade Promenade Park to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with clients and their families, volunteers, donors, staff and well-wishers. The event was graced by RADM (NS) Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence

  • Collaborated with SPH’s Thumbs Up weekly to organise a public seminar “Entry Into Secondary One” for parents and their children in primary six on 11 November

  • Launched maiden publication “Systemic Practice in School Social Work” on 3 September by Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee, Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, and Chairman of the Inter-Ministry on Youth Crime. He commended SCS and said that it was “a laudable effort to document its rich experiences and share them with other professionals”

  • Organised first professional seminar “Reaching Greater Heights” on 3 September. It was attended by 333 participants and provided an opportunity for policy makers, academicians, social workers and professionals to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of students’ work

  • Celebrated our 25th birthday on 7 June and the celebration logo was unveiled by Chairman, RADM (RET) Kwek Siew Jin

  • Unveiled new corporate identity to better reflect our mission during a Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner on 2 March, officiated by Mr. Bernard Chen, MP for West Coast GRC


  • Published findings of the Research Study on “The Juvenile Shoplifting Phenomenon”


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