Be a change maker in your school!
Open to all students in primary, secondary, international, junior colleges, Madrasahs and special education schools, participating schools are invited to nominate up to nine students for the programme.
These students will be honoured as FOS Ambassadors after attending a workshop and completing a kindness project as a group in their respective schools. We hope that by recognising their efforts, it will encourage their peers to emulate their fine example.
Applications open every January, and the award ceremony is held in November each year.
It’s 2020 and the annual Friend of Singa (FOS) is in its 30th Year!
We would like to invite your school to join us for another year of championing kindness in your school community.
Since 2015, FOS is no longer a competition, but based on sustained participation. We would like to encourage all schools to participate in FOS because of the want to create a kinder community within the respective school. FOS also complements Ministry of Education’s Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) & Values-in-Action (VIA) programmes.
About Friend of Singa
The annual FOS programme started in 1990 to recognize students who had gone the extra mile to show kindness. Participating teams will have to complete a kindness project within their school communities over a period of five months.
FOS is no longer awarded based on merit. Instead, schools will be recognized for sustained participation in FOS. This move is deliberate to complement MOE’s values-in-action (VIA) framework and the schools’ efforts in building character development amongst its students.
The theme for FOS 2020 is “Kindness means ___________.”
Participating schools are invited to nominate up to nine students for this programme. These students and their teacher in-charge will attend a half-day interactive workshop in February 2020 to equip them with skills such as design thinking, project management and polling methodologies. In addition, each approved proposal would also receive up to $150 funding to help kick start the kindness project.
Upon completion of the kindness project, these nominated students will be honored as FOS Ambassadors. SKM hopes that by giving the students such recognition, it will encourage their peers to emulate their fine example.
Friend of Singa is open to all primary, secondary, junior colleges, special schools, madrasahs and international schools.
The programme is open to all Primary, Secondary, Special Education, International Schools and Madrasahs. To register, please click here. As spaces are limited, we would encourage schools to register early to secure your preferred workshop dates and timing. Registration starts on 2 January 2020, Thursday and closes on 17 January 2020, Friday.
You may view the National Kindness Awards Ceremony (2019)’s photos here
Note: FOS Posters and introductory letter will be sent to the schools by the 1st week of January 2019.
Should you have any queries, feel free to contact Mr Dylan Chan at dylan_chan[email protected] or at 6761 9126.
Download the information guide & project proposal form here.
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