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Updated: 11/10/2012 07:44 | By Channel NewsAsia

SchoolBAG programme gives out S$315,350 in grants this year

SchoolBAG programme gives out S$315,350 in grants this year


SchoolBAG programme gives out S$315,350 in grants this year

SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Marine has given S$315,350 in grants to needy students through its SchoolBAG programme this year.

SchoolBAG, or the School Book Assistance Grant, has benefited 1,578 students from 85 school this year.

The programme, which is into its 12th year, allows students from low—income families to tap into its funds to buy textbooks, uniforms, stationery and other basic school items.

The money can also be used to fund the students’ enrichment activities.

The amounts given out vary from S$150 for a lower primary student to S$300 for a Junior Collge or Pre—University student.

At a presentation ceremony held in Woodrove Secondary School on Friday, Minister of State for Social and Family Development Mdm Halimah Yacob commended the team behind the programme for their efforts.

Since its launch, the programme has contributed S$2.79 million in grants to nearly 14,000 student.

— CNA/jc

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