What is ILC 2017?
ILC 2017 is a smartphone photography and videography challenge that gives youths the opportunity to interact with and speak up for the disadvantaged in our community. Participants are invited to take photos and/or videos at the selected MWS centre(s) during our MWS Open House dates, and post their best entries on Instagram to share their perspectives on MWS beneficiaries and staff who work to change their lives for the better.

Who should take part in the Challenge?
The challenge is open to all amateurs between the ages of 13 – 30 years.

Why should I join?
ILC2017 gives you the opportunity to gain and spread awareness of the disadvantaged in our community. You can be a voice for the underprivileged children, distressed families, the socially isolated or the frail elderly with what you have in your hands – a smartphone and an Instagram account. Social awareness is the first step to social change, and you can be part of it!

Participant appreciation
Find out more about prizes to be won here!

Challenge Themes

In your photo/video, you are required to incorporate the challenge theme associated with the MWS centre you visit. E.g. If you visit D’Joy Children’s Centre, use your creativity to express the theme of Hope in your photo/video. More information here about the different Categories.


In our outreach to Disadvantaged Children, we nurture them so they can reach their full potential. With support, they can have HOPE for a better future.

Participating Centre
• D’Joy Children’s Centre


MWS empowers Distressed Families, by providing them with intervention to help them manage and give them STRENGTH to overcome.

Participating Centres
• Daybreak Family Service Centre
• FamilyWorks Community Services

Please note that photography/filming for this theme will not be taken at the actual Centre due to the nature of the featured activity.


Our elderly, especially those who live alone, are at risk of social isolation. Such socially isolated elderly are prone to early onset of illnesses and increased risk of suicide. To continually engage the Socially Isolated, we help them better integrate in their communities. We can show them how much they are loved, with the WARMTH of our community.

Participating Centres
• Wesley Senior Activity Centre (Wesley SAC)
• Charis Activity Centre for Elders (Charis ACE)
• MWS Senior Activity Centre (Teck Ghee Vista)


We care for the Chronically Ill, Frail and Destitute to alleviate their pain and suffering. MWS offers professional round-the-clock critical support, as well as assistance with activities of daily living. In engaging residents, we give them CARE through their pain.

Participating Centre
• Bethany Methodist Nursing Home

About Participating MWS Centres

Read on to find out more about our various centres below.

D’Joy Children’s Centre has been serving the Jalan Besar community for over 10 years with affordable childcare services. Our children mainly come from underprivileged, low-income and/or single-parent families. The centre provides a balanced full-day service of supervised study, rest and play where our children are encouraged to be curious and take initiative to learn.
Address: 1 Maude Rd, Singapore 200001
Click here to view location.

D’Joy Children’s Centre

Located in Yishun, Daybreak Family Service Centre serves clients from all walks of life. We build strong and resilient families in the community through our programmes to enrich marriages, promote parent-child relationships and enhance family life.
Address 855 Yishun Ring Rd #01-3539, Singapore 760855
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Daybreak Family Service Centre

FamilyWorks Community Services provides services to support and build healthy young families, through befriending and mentoring programmes for at-risk children/youth, as well as Family Life Education (FLE), parenting programmes/seminars and consultations.
Address: TBA

FamilyWorks Community Services

Wesley Seniors Activity Centre caters to seniors living in 2-room rental flats, aged 60 years and above, of all races and religions. We conduct activities such as daily exercise sessions, karaoke, bingo, games sessions and educational workshops to keep seniors active and engaged.
Address: Blk 25, Jalan Berseh #01-142, Singapore 200025
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Wesley Seniors Activity Centre

Wesley Seniors Activity Centre

Charis Activity Centre for Elders serves the residents in Geylang East. The entire space within Charis ACE has been carefully designed to facilitate a wide range of social and recreational activities to engage seniors and encourage interaction.
Address: Blk 125 Geylang East Avenue 1 #01-05, Singapore 381125
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Charis Activity Centre For Elders

Charis Activity Centre For Elders

Seniors living in studio apartments (SA) and non-SA flats in the vicinity are welcomed to participate in MWS SAC (Teck Ghee Vista) activities and facilities (which includes the use of a specialised community gym to improve their physical functions). Through meaningful programmes, MWS SAC (Teck Ghee Vista) helps to create a community of seniors who bond and support one another.
Address: Blk 307D Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-01, Singapore 564307
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MWS Senior Activity Centre (Teck Ghee Vista)

MWS Senior Activity Centre (Teck Ghee Vista)

Bethany Methodist Nursing Home is an oasis of love and care for sick and frail elderly.
BMNH provides care for the residents who need help for daily living, provides professional medical and nursing care and carries out rehabilitative activities to help the residents get stronger and more active.
Address: 9 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Singapore 689815
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Bethany Methodist Nursing Home (BMNH)

Bethany Methodist Nursing Home (BMNH)

About MWS

MWS serves more than 13,000 beneficiaries under our 17 Centres and Programmes. They include disadvantaged children, at-risk youths, families in distress, the socially isolated, and the ill, frail and destitute in the community. Learn more about our causes at www.mws.sg