EMPOWER PROGRAMME (Enriching and Mobilising Participation of Whampoa’s Elder Residents)
A collaboration agreement has been reached between Massey University and the Tsao Foundation, via Massey’s Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) and the International Longevity Centre Singapore (ILC-S). The two parties will work together on the $0.9M SGD, programme, largely funded by the National Council of Social Service Singapore, while CARE and ILC-S will co-fund the balance across from January 2019 – December 2021.
EMPOWER programme (Enriching and Mobilising Participation of Whampoa’s Elder Residents) by jointly implementing the culture-centered approach (CCA) based activities and achieving the stated key performance indicators for the EMPOWER programme.
The collaboration is co-funded by CARE Massey University, Tsao Foundation and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) Singapore. EMPOWER adopts the culture-centered approach developed by CARE director Professor Mohan Dutta to build a voice empowerment programme for ageing community members for the Phase 2 of Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) Community Development programme developed by Tsao Foundation. This is the first application of the culture-centered approach in the context of ageing communities in Singapore.