Empowerment Partnership Scheme
The Empowerment Partnership Scheme (EPS) is a holistic help package provided by the Islamic Council of Singapore (MUIS) for poor and needy families covering economic, social and religious empowerment programmes. Each family is entrusted by MUIS to a service provider, often a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO), to customize programmes for each family member and managed by an assigned family counselor cum case manager. The scheme is targeted at families facing multiple challenges.
Since 2004, Ain Society has been entrusted to be one of the working partners of MUIS in providing programmes under its EPS Scheme. More than 100 families consisting of family members of 400 individuals have benefited from the various programmes conducted and organized by Ain Society that encompass social, economic and religious components.
The programme has impacted change. Equipped with the various knowledge and skills, clients were empowered to better manage their problems and have succeeded in addressing their financial difficulties with greater work opportunities.