SINGAPORE: About 2,000 more primary and secondary school students will benefit from the Meals Bursary scheme from the South West Community Development Council (CDC) this year.
In a statement on Monday (May 26), the CDC said primary and secondary school students will be provided with meals assistance of S$1 and $1.50 per schooling day, amounting to S$200 and S$300 per year, respectively.
"Over the years, the CDC has enhanced the (Meals Bursary) programme to meet changing needs of the community, including increasing bursary amounts and the household income cap to help more families in need," added Dr Amy Khor, mayor of the South West District.
Since the Koh Kock Leong-Meals Bursary scheme was launched in 2008, more than 10,000 students have benefited from it.
The bursary is part of the WeCare @ South West initiative, which is a S$2.5 million fund providing assistance that complements national efforts to strengthen the social safety net for lower income families, the CDC said.
Koh Kock Leong Enterprise, in the second instalment of a $$1.6 million three-year commitment to fund the scheme. will allocate another S$552,000 to the fund this year. - CNA/kk
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