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Schools lauded for enhancing quality of family life

Published on Nov 14, 2012 4:22 PM

FOR the first time, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) hosted an appreciation lunch for schools for their efforts in enhancing the quality of family life.

Held at the Concorde Hotel on Wednesday, 169 schools on the School Family Education programme were presented plaques. These schools have organised at least 100 hours of family life education programmes in a year.

The School Family Education programme was launched by the MSF in 2002, and it aims to enrich and improve the quality of family life. Primary and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges can sign up to be part of this programme.

In addition, they can come up with their own programmes or courses to help parents understand their children better, for example, and vice versa. Currently, 257 schools are part of this initiative.

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