Thinking of remarrying after a divorce? At PPIS Vista Sakinah, we will guide you through the foundational aspects of your remarriage to establish a stable stepfamily through Program Memupuk Kasih™ (PMK) or Nurturing Love Programme™. Program Memupuk Kasih™ (PMK) is a special marriage preparation course or kursus rumah tangga aimed to support local Singaporean couples and international couples (Singaporeans marrying foreigners and/or applying for Long-term Visit Pass (LTVP)).
The programme consists of an orientation session and workshops that will be held throughout the year in English and Malay. Couples are encouraged to register for Program Memupuk Kasih™ at least 3 months before the date of your marriage. A certificate of participation will be given upon completion of both orientation session and workshop.
|For Local Singaporean couples|
Time: 9am - 6:30pm
Language: Malay / English
|For International Couples
(Singaporeans marring Foreigners, and/or applying for LTVP)
Time: 9am - 5:30pm
|16 January 2021 (Malay)||20 January 2021|
|20 February 2021 (English)||17 February 2021|
|20 March 2021 (Malay)||24 March 2021|
|10 April 2021 (Malay)||19 May 2021|
|12 June 2021 (English)||23 June 2021|
|17 July 2021 (Malay)||21 July 2021|
|14 August 2021 (English)||18 August 2021|
|11 September 2021 (Malay)||15 September 2021|
|9 October 2021 (English)||20 October 2021|
|6 November 2021 (Malay)||17 November 2021|
|4 December 2021 (English)||22 December 2021|
Progamme fees are fully funded by the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF). Participants are not required to make any payment.
The programme focuses on family aspects events and activities aimed at rebuilding new memories as a stepfamily. Parents and children of stepfamilies can participate together in family recreations and staycations as well as stepfamily camps and forums. Informative workshops on Faraidh and parent support groups are also formed specially for parents.
Vista Sakinah conducts the X’tra Family workshop to support and prepare children to adapt to the stepfamily life. Topics of discussion are more inclined to their understanding of the concept of stepfamily, recognising unique emotions, communication between family members and healthy ways of dealing with new challenges.
For children who have attended the workshop, or who are in the stepfamily, Vista Sakinah also conducts other enrichment activities such as drama adaptation, immersion and drumming workshops and iftar camps.
Private consultation or handling of cases related to stepfamily issues such as adjustment, communication issues or expectations of family members, and step–parenting roles.
Vista Sakinah also handles cases referred by the Syariah Court, and collaborates with other agencies.
Vista Sakinah conducts professional training for social workers and counsellors that aims to educate them on how to better handle issues related to stepfamily. This training is only held when there are requests.
Currently, Vista Sakinah’s services and support are also extended to online platforms to safe management measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our counsellor was very helpful and raised up a lot of concerns pertaining to our marriage issues.
While there are ups and downs, I always say we can overcome them, as Allah tests us because He loves us. That is our starting point. With every challenge that we encounter, we become stronger and more resilient. Vista Sakinah has given us a lot of support, and we have gone through courses, workshops and activities, receiving assistance from asatizahs, social workers, and peers. From there, we learned to overcome the challenges as a family.
The first time I attended a forum for stepfamilies organised by Vista Sakinah, I asked my husband, “Why do we have to attend this forum?” But the forum opened our eyes to other stepfamilies and made us realise that we were not alone in our journey in building our stepfamily life. Through Vista Sakinah and the programmes that they offer, we are always reminded that we are much stronger than we thought we were.