Empowering & Caring for the Family (ECF)

This programme is part of the Strengthening Families Series under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) that aims to improve the lives of low income Malay Muslim couples with schooling children.

Participants go through the following 5 modules in the programme:

  1. Making Our Family Strong & Resilient
  2. Fun Family Time Together
  3. Shared Parenting – How to Parent Together
  4. Tough Jobs! Balancing Work & Family
  5. Money Matters!


In 2016, Jamiyah conducted 4 runs of the ECF programme, with a total number of 162 participants. The first two runs saw Jamiyah’s food ration beneficiaries as participants. With the increase in interest from the public, the programme was extended to Community Centres for the third and fourth run, with collaboration with Tanjong Pagar GRC (Henderson-Dawson ward) and Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC (Marsiling ward)

2017 saw the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NTUC U Care Centre. This is to enhance employability of beneficiaries in addition to providing welfare services as they move towards self-reliance and independence.