May 2019


June 2019

12 JuneToday OnlineA decade of Dads for Life
14 JuneThe Business TimesFather’s Day: Good Dad, Cool Dad
16 JuneStraits Times Life!Step Up As Dad
16 JuneThe Straits TimesMore S’pore men choosing to be stay-at-home dads
17 JuneLian He Zao BaoHeng Swee Keat: Parenting is a close partnership
Heng Swee Keat shares parenting advice on Father’s Day; couple thank each other
17 JuneBerita HarianGovernment introduces dialogue series to help young parents: DPM Heng
17 JuneThe Straits TimesDialogues planned to find work-life solutions for new parents
17 June8 WorldDPM Heng’s wife praises him for being the best father
17 JuneChannel NewsAsiaBalancing work, family time a struggle for parents in Singapore: Heng Swee Keat
17 JuneThe New PaperGovernment to start dialogues on work-life harmony


August 2019

11 AugustToday OnlineMy struggles with taking paternity leave


September 2019


October 2019

06 OctoberCNA938 Our Town, 12pmRunning Dads Bryan Tan from DADs for Life and Chong Ee Jay from Focus on the Family Singapore discusses their participation in Relay Majulah.
12 OctoberCNA938 Our Town, 12pmCentre for Fathering and DADs for Life Chairman, Richard Hoon, shares his thoughts on Volunteerism in Singapore with CNA938. Are people more willing to step forward now? Are charity boards seeing enough people wanting to volunteer with them? What can be done to attract more young people to volunteer?


December 2019

22 DecemberLian He Wan Bao

妻带女儿探监提离婚 男囚犯用10分钟放下身段挽回婚姻

Wife brought daughter to visit inmate with the intention of seeking a divorce. Inmate asked for an extension of visit by another 10mins and managed to convince wife to keep the marriage.
ICAN Fathering programme was mentioned: A spokesman for the prison department said that the authorities are launching the ICAN programme as they realise that the support of family members was very important to the reformation of prisoners. The authorities are therefore working with many partners to connect prisoners to their families. For example, the authorities have been working with non-profit organisations such as Centre for Fathering since 2016. The reporter attended a family bonding session where 10 inmates and 28 family members enjoyed the four-hour activity through simple games. Bryan Tan, chief executive of Centre for Fathering, said that such activities allow offenders to learn how to communicate with their children. “The important thing is they allow both parties to learn to trust each other and develop memories which both father and children can cherish.”

27 DecemberLian He Wan Bao监狱署开展数码化计划 囚犯亲属互通电子信件月均5.7万封

Title: The average number of e-letters exchanged by inmates and their families is about 57k.
This article touches on how e-letters and direct tablets are platforms that boost communication between inmates and families. It also touches on how Singapore Prisons Service is working with community partners such as CFF to boost family support for inmates. CFF’s Executive Director Bryan Tan says, “All it takes is some simple activities to help the inmates know their identities, and learn how to interact with their children. The important thing is the mutual understanding and shared memories.”
29 DecemberCNA938 Family Ties, 11amShawn Quek, Centre for Fathering school outreach manager and Azman Ibrahim, father volunteer at Lianhua Primary and Yuan Ching Secondary School discussed the DADs for Life Back to School with Dad initiative and their personal fathering journeys on CNA938’s Family Ties with Susan Ng.