Each child enters the Home with his own unique and often challenging issues, be they financial, social or emotional. Some of them do not even have clear memories of their parents while others experience a fear of trust in adults. Through counselling and casework management, we meet with them individually, in groups and with their families to address their issues. In addition, we work with other agencies to better facilitate positive changes in their lives.

MWH designs its programmes holistically. It has four categories and its main purpose is to complement the residents with a variety of skills and positive values. Categories include education, socio-emotional, program through campaigns and behavioral modification.




Social – emotional
  • Social emotional includes case management to address the social-emotional issues faced by individual residents.
  • Besides plan of action that consists of counseling and reference to professionals such as psychologists, issues like trauma, directions and cost of living are also looked into in this category.
  • The social emotional needs in most cases are successfully dealt with through discussion, working hand in hand with social agencies, to address the challenges faced by the resident and their family.
  • MWH also has extended the programme to include residents’ parents in the hope that they could continue to discipline and care for their son when he is discharged from MWH.

Programme through Campaigns

  • Based on the principal of holistic approach, MWH created various programme to meet different levels of the residents’ rehabilitation. It includes the disciplinary action that being instilled daily, activity themes that are encapsulated in quarterly campaigns and other varieties of value added programmess to increase the boys’ physical and mental skills and emotions.
  • Residents are also exposed to alternative activities that they could continue with when they are back with their families.

Secular and Religious education

  • Education is an essential component in the rehabilitation programme as it helps them to integrate better with the community.
  • Residents, wherever possible, would be sent back to their former school or be encouraged to take major examination such as the ‘N’ level or PSLE by attending classes in MWH.
  • Religious education is seen as the basis for positive behaviour that needs to be instilled in every resident as well as their parents.

Rewards and Disciplines

  • Behavioural Modification is a system that MWH created in order to;

     i) encourage positive attitude / habits
     ii) stop or reduce negative attitude / habits.

  • It is delivered in tandem with reward such as praises, granting of home leave, bonus points for positive behavior, etc.  As for the disciplinary actions towards negative attitude / habits, the actions include extra chores, time in segregation room, forfeiture of home leave and, in the worst case, referring the case back to the Court.

MWH embarks on four quarterly campaigns as a core component of its holistic approach towards rehabilitation.

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Campaign 2013 Campaign 2012

A series of talks and engagements by individuals or organizations who have exhibited exemplary values or characteristics in their lives or operations that could be emulated by our residents.

The invited speakers will not be confined to the traditional successful student, professional or entrepreneur but will include other people or organizations from different and diverse backgrounds, who from their own personal experiences and life journeys can be a source of learning, inspiration and hope to the residents.

• Parenting
• Study tips
• Motivational
• Role Model series


• Soccer trainings, as MWH is adopted by Tampines Rovers Football Club
• Rugby trainings with the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU)
• Sepak takraw
• Speed & archery tag

• Dikir Barat – A musical performance performed in groups of ten to fifteen members, who usually sit cross-legged on a platform
• Kompang – A small tambourine used by Malay people when celebrating the arrival of the bride and groom in a wedding ceremony
• Cultural exchange with national schools
• Art therapy
• Guitar lessons
• Painting classes