The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic spawned an educational crisis. The sudden closure of schools in March 2020 and the introduction of remote teaching proved challenging to many, especially primary school from no-income, low-income, underprivileged and disadvantaged households. When students returned to the physical classes in April 2022, many had regressed both academically and socially. Students were not performing at their age or grade levels.
KIND “Catch-Up” Summer Camp is designed to assist students who are at a learning loss. It targets students in Standards 1 to 3 who need academic support from no-income or low-income families. We recognize that many students lack basic foundational knowledge and this causes them to struggle at higher levels.
The “Catch Up” Summer Camp delivers some of the curriculum in literacy, numeracy, reading and spelling under the guidance of an experienced Camp Supervisor, and provides much-needed individual attention to students. Non-academic activities such as music, art and craft, dance, Spanish, sign language, baking, etiquette and drama also give students opportunities to explore new skills and interests.
We encourage companies to get involved with this programme as it is essential for our younger low-income students to be supported with their learning challenges.