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After-school care scheme at Bendemeer Primary to increase intake

Published on Aug 26, 2014 5:45 PM
Primary one pupils with Mr Joshua Tang,42 and Madam Judy Teo,54 both student care teachers leading the Primary one kids. The intake for the after-school care scheme for parents with children in Bendemeer Primary School will be doubled to 120 by January. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE- More working parents with children in Bendemeer Primary School will soon benefit from an expanded after-school care programme.

The intake for the programme run at a centre set up at the school by the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) will be doubled to 120 by next January, it was announced on Tuesday.

The centre currently has 48 pupils in its after-school programmes, where children get supervision for homework and get to attend art and outdoor activity programmes in school. Twelve more children will join next month.

Most pupils enrolled in the Student Care Centre come from needy backgrounds where both parents are working. Families earning a combined household income of $3,500 and below need only pay $30 monthly for Student Care Centre services.

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