Foundation of Singapore donates $200,000 to charities for children and
11 January 2005 The Press Foundation of Singapore brought
some New Year cheer today to 20 charities providing services for needy
children and youths when it donated $200,000 to them.
Chin Beng, Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings and a director of the
Foundation gave out cheques of $10,000 each to representatives of the
charities at a presentation ceremony attended by the President of the
National Council of Social Service, Mr Gerard Ee, and about 100 children
and youths from the 20 beneficiaries at the SPH News Centre in Toa Payoh
Lim: Today's donation is part of the Press Foundation's on-going
efforts towards helping the less fortunate in our society. The 20 organisations
have given much support and assistance to children and youths
at risk as well as those with special needs and disabilities. Our donation
is to lend them an extra helping hand.
is also our way of helping to build a lifelong learning community and
connecting with it. As a charity foundation and an Institution of Public
Character, the Press Foundation believes that our donation will help
strengthen our sense of belonging to the community and contribute towards
a more caring and cohesive society. We view this as an active partnership
with the community."
charities were selected following close consultations with the National
Council of Social Service. They provide broad-based services ranging
from counselling, tuition, skills training, therapy, rehabilitation,
developmental programmes and social services.
these services enable the disabled young to lead normal independent
lives, provide support to caregivers looking after children with special
needs, and assist those from poor and disadvantaged families.
Gerard Ee, President of the NCSS: NCSS is grateful to the Press
Foundation of Singapore for its donation, which will suppport the multi-faceted
programmes run by the various voluntary welfare organisations
that help the disabled and disadvantaged young achieve his or her fullest
Delta Senior School
(2) Autism Children's Centre
(3) Bestari Institute of Technical Education
(4) Canossian School
(5) Cyber Counselling for Youth
(6) Darul Ihsan Orphanage
(7) Grace Orchard School
(8) Infant Jesus Homes & Children's Centres
(9) Katong School
(10) Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre (Jurong Central)
(11) MINDS Guillemard Gardens School
(12) Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive Special School
(13) SCS Educational Psychology Service
(14) Spastic Children's Association School
(15) Students Care Service (Clementi Centre)
(16) Students Care Service (Hougang Centre)
(17) Students Care Service (Yishun Centre)
(18) Uth Power!
(19) WINGS Counselling Centre
of the services they provide are in the attached document.
by Press Foundation of Singapore
11 January 2005
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About Press Foundation of Singapore
The Press Foundation of Singapore is a charity foundation set up in
January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces
language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports.
Press Holdings has contributed $20 million to the Foundation. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit www.pressfoundation.org.sg.