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any other assistance scheme for low income?

Postby zhimin » Mon May 25, 2009 11:51 pm

hi all,

im working in a student care centre, and seeking solution on any
scheme or grant that i can help to apply for a P1 student.

as both of his parent are decreased and even though he is currently assisted by the cfac maximum subsidy; his aunties still cannot afford
the school fee.
we strongly feel that our centre can provide the warm and security he needs to grow up well. also, we make sure he is properly taken care of and tuition are provided with no additional cost.
furthermore, we actually employed one of his just-retrenched aunt to work in our child care centre.

we fought hard to retain this good boy, but they still say they cannot afford.
i hope someone can help.

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Re: any other assistance scheme for low income?

Postby tamarind » Tue May 26, 2009 6:21 am

zhimin wrote:hi all,

im working in a student care centre, and seeking solution on any
scheme or grant that i can help to apply for a P1 student.

as both of his parent are decreased and even though he is currently assisted by the cfac maximum subsidy; his aunties still cannot afford
the school fee.
we strongly feel that our centre can provide the warm and security he needs to grow up well. also, we make sure he is properly taken care of and tuition are provided with no additional cost.
furthermore, we actually employed one of his just-retrenched aunt to work in our child care centre.

we fought hard to retain this good boy, but they still say they cannot afford.
i hope someone can help.



I thought government primary school fees are only $5 a month, no reason why they cannot afford.

You mean the fees at your student care centre right ? How much is that per month ?

I read a newspaper article that for a family with no income, they can receive about $800 to $900 of financial aid a month from the government.

You can also try asking for donations in forums. I know there are many kind people out there who are willing to help.

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Re: any other assistance scheme for low income?

Postby jedamum » Tue May 26, 2009 8:14 am

You can also try asking for donations in forums. I know there are many kind people out there who are willing to help.

1. can also approach the school to run a donation drive to aid the kid - some schools do have financial assistance scheme for the child.
2. if the student care is a substantial brand, appeal to the boss to give subsidized rate as part of community service.

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Re: any other assistance scheme for low income?

Postby tianzhu » Tue May 26, 2009 8:16 am

zhimin wrote:im working in a student care centre, and seeking solution on any
scheme or grant that i can help to apply for a P1 student.

Hi
You may take a look at Comcare Grow.This may help.
http://app.mcys.gov.sg/web/serv_grant_english.asp

Other useful websites.
http://www.cdc.org.sg/
http://www.cdac.org.sg/eng/programmes/t ... y_Fund.htm
http://www.mendaki.org.sg/index.jsp
http://www.sinda.org.sg/

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Postby zhimin » Tue May 26, 2009 1:40 pm

thanks all!

with your help, i have taken some actions.
1) i called his aunt and ask if she applied for any assistance; she replied she ever try but gave up as people did tell her where to go, just that she cannot find the place.

2) then i called up S.E CDC to look for help. A nice lady Ms Habibah answered and helped to arrange a meeting on this coming friday 11am and briefed me on what to bring for investigation officer. (IC/BC/DC/PUB bill/conservancy bill)
however the place is far at paya lebar; his aunt might lost her way.

3) so i called up his aunt again and offered to personally guide her to the place; to make sure all the effort is not lost.

thanks again all, for your swift response it really helps!

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Postby tianzhu » Tue May 26, 2009 3:15 pm

zhimin wrote:thanks all!

with your help, i have taken some actions.
1) i called his aunt and ask if she applied for any assistance; she replied she ever try but gave up as people did tell her where to go, just that she cannot find the place.

2) then i called up S.E CDC to look for help. A nice lady Ms Habibah answered and helped to arrange a meeting on this coming friday 11am and briefed me on what to bring for investigation officer. (IC/BC/DC/PUB bill/conservancy bill)
however the place is far at paya lebar; his aunt might lost her way.

3) so i called up his aunt again and offered to personally guide her to the place; to make sure all the effort is not lost.

thanks again all, for your swift response it really helps!


Hi
Follow this link for more information about social assistance from CDC.
http://www.cdc.org.sg/1169433071305/1162796276360.html

If she has difficulties in finding the place, perhaps she may wish to find a grassroot member/RC member living in the same block or nearby.

Or go and see the friendly MP during the Meet the People Sessions.Details of MPS are available in the respective town council's website.
http://app.sgdi.gov.sg/listing_others.a ... WN_COUNCIL

Maybe, the following Family services centres may be of some help.
http://www.carecorner.org.sg/
http://www.fycs.org/
http://www.thkms.org.sg/

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