PRESS RELEASES

13 September 2017

ISCOS unveils new orientation programme to help reintegrate ex-offenders to society

Singapore, 13 September 2017 – Hoping to ease the reintegration of ex-offenders who have served long-term imprisonment through education and sharing of basic knowledge after their release, the Industrial and Services Co-operative Society Limited (ISCOS) launched a new orientation initiative earlier this year.

Aptly named as Project ReConnect, the programme aims to help newly-released ex-offenders to familiarise and reconnect with the community around them. Held at least once every two weeks, the project is targeted at ex-offenders who have served at least three years in prison, to attend in the initial weeks after their release. It is a full day programme starting with a brief orientation covering selected topics such as employment, housing and medical matters, followed by a community tour to places such as Community Centres, MRT stations, grocery stores and other places.

15 July 2017

ISCOS partners professional footballer Antoine Viterale to launch new soccer initiative at ISCOS Family Day

Singapore, 15 July 2017 – Amidst the excitement and boisterous cheers from the crowd this morning, ISCOS officially unveiled the Soccer 4 Champions (“S4C”) Programme today at its Family Day held at ORTO today.

Targeting beneficiaries with ages ranging from 11 to 16 years old, the S4C Programme is the latest initiative rolled out under the Fairy Godparent Programme (FGP), in a bid to enhance the children’s overall well-being through sports. By nurturing a fervent passion and commitment in soccer, the long term goal is to develop strong discipline, focus and resilience among the participants, which are essential to positive character building in their years of growing up.

9 December 2016

ISCOS joins hands with Goldbell Foundation to reward bursaries to children of ex-offenders 

Singapore, 9 December 2016 – For the second year running, ISCOS awarded over $63,000 worth of bursaries to 193 underprivileged yet deserving students at the Goldbell-Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS Bursary Award presentation ceremony. Solely sponsored by Goldbell Foundation, the ceremony was held at the OnePeople.SG premises today.

4 June 2016

Ex-offenders and their families basked in fun carnival at East Coast Park

Singapore, 4 June 2016 – The Angsana Green at East Coast Park was buzzing with excitement and boisterous cheers this morning, where 221 ex-offenders and their families enjoyed themselves in the Family Day carnival organised by the Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (ISCOS), a social co-operative for ex-offenders.

4 December 2015

ISCOS and Goldbell Foundation give hope to children of ex-offenders through bursary awards under the Fairy Godparent Programme

Singapore, 4 December 2015 – Close to $60,000worth of bursaries were distributed to over 150 needy students at the Goldbell-YRF-ISCOS Bursary Award presentation ceremony held at the Queenstown Community Centre today. Fully sponsored by Goldbell Foundation in conjunction with its 35th anniversary and SG50 celebration, the awards were presented to children of former and existing offenders from low-income families. They were awarded between $300 and $500 each, depending on the respective levels of education, spanning primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

27 September 2015

“Chasing Your Dream” 2015 event inspires underprivileged youth and children to pursue their dreams

Singapore, 27 September 2015 – The Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (ISCOS), a co-operative which provides social assistance to ex-offenders and their families, organised its first ever "Chasing Your Dream" event today. In collaboration with Singapore Motor Sports Association (SMSA) and Valencia Club de Fútbol (Valencia CF), the event gathered a total of 40 sports cars and luxury cars to offer an exclusive 30-minute ride to beneficiaries of the Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme (FGP), flagged off from Big Splash at East Coast Park.

12 September 2015

Kampung-style Family Day draws ex-offenders closer to their loved ones through nostalgic-themed activities and games

Singapore, 12 September 2015 – A total of 350ex-offenders and their family members participated in the ISCOS Family Day 2015 organised by ISCOS (Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd) today, in collaboration with Goldbell Foundation (Goldbell) and law firm, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow. Revolving around the theme of Bonding in True Kampung Style, the young and old enjoyed themselves in various old-school activities such as yesteryear’s childhood games and other recreation lined up at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island.

25 April 2015

Project LEAP to help 50 disadvantaged households for SG50

25 April 2015 – In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th birthday, ISCOS (Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd), a co-operative for ex-offenders, has embarked on an ambitious project to help 50 households. Titled the “Learning Environment Assistance Project (LEAP)”, physical study areas will be installed in the homes of needy families to provide a conducive study environment for school-going children. Other home improvement assistance such as painting will also be provided where needed.

6 September 2014

Family Day for ex-offenders imparts message of hope

Singapore, 6 September 2014 – A total of 335 ex-offenders and their families attended the annual ISCOS Family Day organised by ISCOS (Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd), in collaboration with law firm Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow. The fun activities and games of the family day inside River Safari revolved around the theme ”River of Hope”.

14 July 2014

Project LEAP gives needy ex-offenders’ households proper home study environment

ISCOS (Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd), a Co-operative for ex-offenders, has started its first series of Learning Environment Assistance Project (LEAP). The initial phase is currently underway and will benefit a total of 21 children from seven needy ex-offenders’ households.

24 April 2014

375 Ex-offenders to Benefit from New Training Programme

The Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (ISCOS), a co-operative for ex-offenders, and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) today unveiled a collaborative effort to enhance the employability of ex-offenders at a Job Fair organised by ISCOS. Known as the SOAR (Strengthening Opportunities, Advocating Resilience) Programme, the initiative is designed to provide holistic training and employment assistance for ex-offenders. Some 375 ex-offenders are expected to benefit from the programme over the next two years.

4 December 2013

Underprivileged Children Receive Bursary For Good Grades

A total of 216 needy students from primary to junior college levels, including those from families of ex-offenders, received bursaries today ranging from $300 to $500. The bursary served as a reward to the students for receiving above average results in their final examinations this year, despite challenging family situations.

31 October 2013

Law Firm Showers Ex-offenders with Family Fun

More than 300 ex-offenders and their families enjoyed a special day out today at Wild Wild Wet as part of the annual ISCOS Family Day 2013. The event was organised in collaboration with international law firm, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow.