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66 children graduate from learning programme for low-income families

Published on Dec 15, 2012 5:40 PM

The South East Community Development Council (CDC) and NTUC Income's OrangeAid celebrated the graduation of 66 children from a Learning Family Programme (LFP) Saturday afternoon.

The NTUC Income's OrangeAid sponsored the programme - developed in 2007 to help academically-weak kindergarten children from lower-income families - for the first time.

The 20-week programme helped K2 students from low-income families to level up with their peers academically, socially and emotionally before entering primary school.

Madam Hamidah Bte Jaafar, 39, whose six-year-old daughter took part in the programme, said: "It's a relief to witness my daughter no longer relying on baby-talk to express herself. She has come out of her shell thanks to the programme."

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