Project ReConnect was recently featured in The Sunday Times on 10 September 2017!
One of ISCOS’ latest initiatives, this is a structured orientation programme for ex-offenders who have spent three years or longer in prison to familiarise themselves with the rapidly-changing landscape and trends in Singapore. A typical session begins with a simple briefing on important matters including social assistance and housing, followed by a community tour to places such as the MRT station, community centre, grocery stores and others.
Commenting on the rationale of the project, Ms Lisa Lim, ISCOS Executive Director said, “For many ex-offenders especially those serving long prison sentences, the first three to six months are critical to the success of their reintegration to society. By first orientating them through a structured programme like Project ReConnect, we will continue supporting them and their families with our full suite of programmes and services. It has always been our wish to be the beacon of hope to those who are willing to change, and be their friend in times of need.”
Project ReConnect would not be made possible without the strong support from Goldbell, the main sponsor who shared our vision for this initiative.
“We believe that everyone deserves a second chance. As long as he or she is willing to change and work with a positive attitude, we as part of the community should support them. Through this project, we hope to help the participants to start their new lease of life on the right footing, with the right kind of support,” said Mr Vincent Teh, Chairman of CSR, Goldbell Group.
Goldbell is also one of the stops during the tour to offer insights into the different job opportunities available in Goldbell, hoping to attract motivated and competent individuals to their workforce. Thank you for your generous support for our cause!