Partnering in Yellow Ribbon Community Program

29 August 2021

20 Muharram 1443H

The IMSSA Family Development Programme (FDP) was established as a sub-committee in 2019 to assist and support vulnerable families in the community.

As part of the objective to reach out to vulnerable families, IMSSA FDP collaborated with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), FITRAH (MUIS) and Singapore Prisons Services (SPS) in early 2021. The collaboration involved partaking in their Yellow Ribbon Community Programme (YRCP).

The Yellow Ribbon Community Project is a grassroots-led initiative whereby grassroots volunteers from participating grassroots divisions will provide support to newly-admitted offenders and their families such as through home visits and available avenues of social assistance.

Through dialogues with the organising committees, IMSSA FDP agreed to provide befriending services, food rations, religious classes and tuition help (for schooling children) to the participating families. By doing so, IMSSA FDP hopes to ensure that affected families can continue to sustain and thrive, and prevent inter-generational offending within the family.

IMSSA FDP has, thus far, registered 45 trained volunteers to assist these vulnerable families. FITRAH has started to gradually assign families to these volunteers.

And Alhamdulillah! IMSSA FDP has managed to provide rations and distribute Qurban meat during the month of Zulhijjah to the few families already under their care. All the families were very grateful to receive their rations. May Allah (SWT) accept all the good deeds done by each soul. Ameen.

وَاللهُ فِي عَوْنِ اَلْعَبْدِ مَا كَانَ اَلْعَبْدُ فِي عَوْنِ أَخِيهِ

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: (…) Allah helps His slave as long as he helps his brother.
(MUSLIM, BOOK 16, HADITH 1508)

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