15 Aug 2012, 6.13PM
Joint student care centres targeting children from lower-income families will be started by four self-help groups - MENDAKI, SINDA, Eurasian Association and the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) – next year, as part of on-going efforts to combine resources to help the needy in their communities.
The plans for the centres were revealed at a National Day observance ceremony held in Toa Payoh on 14 August 2012. Besides the joint student care centres, the four self-help groups are also working on other joint programmes together.
CDAC executive director Goh Chim Khim said, "We regularly discuss how we can do things together to better serve our communities. This is an approach that we want to keep working on."
The president of the Eurasian Association, Mr Benett Theseira, added that his group, the smallest of the four self-help groups, had benefited from the tie-ups. “We are able to leverage on the resources of the other self-help groups... and do joint programmes together," he said.
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