Impart is a charity in Singapore that pioneers volunteer-driven community solutions to enable transformative youth development.
Our operational efforts span 3 main arms: Find out more below!
~1000 youths do not progress past secondary level examinations each year, and most of them face a complex web of challenges in their personal lives.
We work closely with community stakeholders to ensure educational resources are paired with the right relationships in order to create an educational experience where these youths can thrive.
Youth development does not take place “in a vacuum” – development is influenced by various interconnected contextual influences in the youth’s environment. Effective youth interventions require improvements at the level of the community.
We identify activities that interest our youths and collaborate with community stakeholders to build community through play.
Mental HEALTH CARE
Many of the children and youths in the community face life and/or psychological adversities. This has consequences on their mental wellness and in turn affects other aspects of life.
We journey alongside them in their healing process - in search of more helpful coping strategies as well as in exploration of their future selves. We also focus a lot on outreach and advocacy work!
"It’s more like between friends than between teacher and student. Ruwen’s pretty open about his life, he doesn’t really treat me like a teacher. He’s pretty casual, and a chill guy - he doesn’t get too worked up about things, but he doesn’t get too serious about his work. He do half then he’s pretty happy already. He’s [also] quite outgoing and friendly, at least towards me. He loves to make small talk and just talk about random stuff… I try to ask him about different aspects of his life, and he’s quite willing to share, and that’s quite fun lah."
Volunteer Tutor under Impart Education
Accepting help can be surprisingly difficult. If you grew up in an environment where harm - rather than help - was the norm, then help can feel like an alien unfamiliarity. And what’s unfamiliar, makes one uncomfortable. Things get worse if the only help you’ve known comes in the form of “treatment”, rather than “relationship”.
Huda, a youth supported under Impart Mental Health Care, hopes we will remember that the way forward happens one step at a time.
#letitsync is a series of stories about youths braving through their psychological adversities.