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Community-based Reading Odyssey

A Journey to read for meaning, knowledge & understanding
A community movement in enabling children to be lifelong learners, 

powered by inter-agency collaborations & volunteers 

About Reading Odyssey


The Reading Odyssey (RO) is a reading programme for children with low reading ability. Through collaboration with community groups and volunteers, the movement encourages:

  • a guided reading approach

  • the development of information processing skills in children

  • the increase of well-being and social mobility in children, and their meaningful inclusion in society


The programme serves primary school children who are vulnerable by their social circumstances or unmet need.


As of Dec 2022, the programme has served over 800 children and involved more than 800 volunteers.

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Our Community-Based Reading Odyssey groups:
  1. RO@CLUB Ministries (Clementi Ave 4)

  2. RO@AMKFSC  (at Cheng San)

  3. RO@TYA Marine Parade

  4. RO@Spooner

  5. RO@UPstars (Ulu Pandan Stars )  

  6. RO@JBM ( Jln Membina at Jln Bukit Merah)

  7. RO@TYA NE-Tampines; Hougang

  8. RO@TYA SE -Bedok; Macpherson, Mountbatten

  9. RO@TYA NW- Bukit Panjang; Sembawang

  10. RO@TYA SW- Boon Lay; Clementi

  11. RO@TYA Central- Geylang Bahru; Bukit Merah

  12. *TYA- TOUCH Young Arrow under TOUCH Community Services

Volunteer with the Reading Odyssey Programme

Volunteers onboard the Reading Odyssey programme in respective communities are engaged by the Reading Odyssey partner community that SHINE collaborates with. Volunteer recruitment by community partners occurs at certain points in the year. If you are interested to volunteer with the respective communities, you can connect with the respective community partners directly. We will be also be updating their contact details in due course. Stay tuned for more information. Thank you!


Interest to start a Reading Odyssey Programme

If you are representing a community group or social service agency with interest to set up and run the Reading Odyssey programme in your community for the children that your agency outreaches to, please register your interest via this online link  and we will connect with you:

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