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Third Culture Kids Care Fellowship TCKCF
The TCKCF was set up about 20 years ago in Singapore, and registered with the Registry of Society in Singapore. To read the history of the TCKCF, click here.
This webpage is specially created for TCKCF as a subpage within the Thirdcultureliminal website. Please feel free to browse the resources beyond the page but if you have any enquiries, kindly send your inquiry here.
The TCKCF aims to provide support to the Christian missionary family or Christians who have lived cross-culturally and internationally, with a special focus on children who are raised in families with global experiences, also known as “Third Culture Kids” or TCKs.
We aim to bring awareness about the strengths and struggles of living a cross-cultural and mobile lifestyle. and organise activities that support TCKs adjust to life back in Singapore through helping them to integrate into the Singapore education system, work life, church life and Singapore culture. We promote and advocate the importance of member-care and overall care provided in churches, especially highlighting the psychosocial needs of TCK individuals and families facing global transitions.
Awareness: To raise awareness of TCK/TCK family issues that accompany an internationally-mobile life of cross-cultural transitions, to churches, Christian organisations, mission organisations, missionaries, Christians, and to other relevant spaces (e.g. mental health profession).
Bridge: To bring together expertise, experience, and questions, for collaborative and collective wisdom, to support the development and implementation of thoughtful, well-considered actions for TCKs and their families.
Support: To provide or collaborate with guest speakers/service providers to provide expertise, programs, or resources that inform and support TCKs and TCK-related issues.
We aspire to be a bridge that brings together expertise, experience, and research, to promote awareness and support for the needs of TCKs and their families, through training, connections, and consultation, to the Christian community in Singapore.
Connecting with other TCKs
Please sign up for the TCK group you would like to join in the next page - Roots Ministry!
Connecting & Growing deeper
Look out for our Teh Tarik Connection zooms & Webinars, or Re-entry retreats, happening
"Understanding the impact of cross-cultural Transitions";
Panel discussions from local Singaporean TCKs & parents of TCKs.
Is there a topic you wish to discuss? Drop us a note!