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The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed a six-member expert panel for the Family Life Education sector.
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed a six-member expert panel for the Family Life Education sector.
This is to help strengthen capabilities and expertise in the sector.
The move is part of the ministry's efforts to enhance the standards of the sector so as to provide more quality family life programmes and resources to families across the different life stages.
The six members of the panel are:
Ms Dawn Cassidy, Director of Education for the US National Council on Family Relations;
Professor Lin Ju-Ping, from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in National Taiwan Normal University;
Associate Professor Ngiam Tee Liang, Associate Professorial Fellow at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore;
Mr Arthur Ling, Deputy Director of Fei Yue Community Services;
Mrs V. Sarojini, a parenting facilitator and trainer who is also Senior Director at Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA); and
Ms Fazlinda Faroo, Centre Manager at PPIS Vista Sakinah, Centre for Remarriages and Stepfamilies. She is a practitioner and researcher with 20 years of experience in working with families and youths in the community.
According to the Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing, the panel will develop a basic foundational curriculum for Family Life Education so that family life educators can receive relevant training and look forward to upgrading their skills and knowledge systematically.
The ministry is also inviting parents to share their parenting challenges on its Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/msfsingapore or Essential Parenting Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/EssentialParenting.sg