AMP introduced the Adopt a Family & Youth Scheme (AFYS) in 1999 to encourage self-reliance within disadvantaged families. Under the scheme, families are assisted through financial assistance and management, economic empowerment, socio-educational and parental education programmes and family life skills workshops.
Adult family members undergo skills training either in economically-viable areas to increase their employability or in setting up a home-based business as an alternative source of income. School-going children under AFYS are enrolled into tuition and enrichment programmes to enhance their academic development. Parental education programmes and family life skills workshops are also conducted for parents under AFYS to equip them with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of their family life.
AFYS assists low-income families with school-going children, who meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Financial Assistance and Management
2. Economic Empowerment
3. Socio-Educational Development