SINGAPORE: Singapore Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has urged schools here to maintain long—term partnerships, which will enrich the community.
He was speaking at Yishun Junior College’s (YJC) Celebrating Values Day on Saturday.
It is a carnival to raise funds for charities such as the President’s Challenge and Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore.
YJC has roped in partners to organise the event — such as parent support groups and other schools in the neighbourhood.
The event also saw Mr Heng launching a book of values. The minister autographed ten copies of the book.
The school will keep a copy, while the remaining nine will be given to well—wishers who pledge at least S$500 to beneficiaries.
Mr Heng said: "YJC is creating a ripple effect in spreading the message to the community that values ought to be celebrated, that we will care for people in need, that we’ll nurture the young. These are the values that will uplift our society and will give all Singaporeans a brighter future."
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