SINGAPORE: More help will be given to beneficiaries of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)’s Ready for School! project this year.
CDAC said the budget will increase by about 11 per cent from about S$1.4 million last year to S$1.55 million this year.
Some 10,000 students are expected to benefit from this project.
Now into its ninth year, the project helps CDAC beneficiary families get ready for their children’s new school term in January.
400 volunteers including 100 Nanyang Junior College students, employees of SingTel and Kimage Hairdressing offered their services today.
The project receives funding support from Tote Board, NTUC FairPrice Foundation through FairPrice vouchers and the government.
And CDAC has expanded the project to include families.
CDAC Family Workfare and Support Committee’s chairman, Mr Sam Tan, said: "This year, besides giving out school bags, we also give out family packs to the families so that they will have some goodies, transport vouchers and NTUC vouchers to be able to buy the daily stuff for their family."
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