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Press Foundation of Singapore donates $200,000 to charities for children and youths

Singapore, 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.

Mr Lim 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 North.

Said Mr 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.

"It 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."

The 20 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.

Some of 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.

Said Mr 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 potential.”

The 20 charities are:

(1) APSN 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
(20) YMCA

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Issued by Press Foundation of Singapore 11 January 2005

For more information, please contact:

Eric Ching
DID: 6319 1280
FAX: 6319 8150
Email: chingsm@sph.com.sg


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. Singapore Press Holdings has contributed $20 million to the Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.pressfoundation.org.sg.

 

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