U_SPACE by Hope Centre is officially opened on 15 August 2015 by Ms. Denise Phua, Mayor of Central District Singapore. It is a youth centre located at the void deck of Block 466 Crawford Lane, which aims to engage youths living in Kampong Glam (and beyond) through a range of programmes.
Supported by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the National Council of Social Services, U_SPACE reaches to the 4000 youths in Kampong Glam – about 12.1% of the region’s population. Some of these youths face a myriad of unfavorable conditions, which may lead to negative outcomes in their lives. Therefore, U_SPACE provides a conducive environment for learning and growth. We hope to encourage and spur youths to reach their fullest potential.
More than just a cosy hangout spot, U_SPACE engages and trains youths in the areas of education, sports and arts. Some of the signature programmes include DreamPACT Bursary Awards, HD Movement Dance, GoalKICK Soccer, Guitar Classes, Art Classes, Homework Clinic and Tuition With Love. These activities help youths to acquire new skills, improve self-confidence, develop meaningful friendships, instill a sense of belonging as well as bring about positive change in their lives.
With the launch of U_SPACE, Hope Centre looks forward to engage, enrich and empower the youths of Kampong Glam and Singapore!
For more information on our youth programmes, please email Youth@hopecentre.org.sg.