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Singapore Budget 2014: New central pool of leaders for VWOs to draw from

Published on Mar 13, 2014 1:20 PM

Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) will in future be able to draw their leaders from a central pool of social service professionals set up by the Government.

By the end of the year, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) will start a unit to recruit, groom and deploy some 200 to 300 social service leaders to different agencies, said Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Thursday.

These leaders, made up of social workers, therapists, psychologists, early intervention teachers and counsellors, will be rotated to other organisations after a stint.

This allows them to try their hand in different sectors such as working with the elderly, special needs children or at-risk youth.

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