Head, Boys' Town Fostering Services
Boys’ Town (BT) has a long history in Singapore and has a long reputation of working with youths. I like that Boys’ Town has a continuum of services ranging from preventive (e.g. YouthReach), to remedial (e.g. Residential Services), as there is a wider scope of work that we can work on with children/youths in-need.
I joined BT in 2016, and BT was one of the two Social Service Agencies in Singapore then to run a Fostering Agency pilot project by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. It was an exciting yet challenging time to be a pioneer in running the Fostering Agency as it was an “untested ground”. Being a staff of BT has exposed me to the Out of Home Care sector, and has opened up a wealth of opportunities for me to develop my Social Work skills in working with families, children and youth.