New rules on grassroots leaders' priority for Primary 1 registration 'credit the deserving'
Published on Jun 21, 2014 11:04 PM
SINGAPORE - The People's Association's recent changes to how its volunteers can qualify for priority Primary 1 registration will ensure that those most deserving are recognised for their contributions, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah said yesterday.
Lengthening the duration of service before a PA volunteer qualifies for Phase 2B of the registration exercise is being made in that spirit, she added. "It's not meant to be an incentive - it's meant to be a means of recognition for those who have contributed," she said.
"We want to ensure that if somebody gets a recognition or a priority for something, that it is a recognition for something that is commensurate with the effort put in."
Speaking at a candle light-up event where $100,000 was donated by Guinness to local social enterprise ChaCha Cottage, Ms Indranee cited its founder, Ms Angella Cheng, as a prime example of volunteering out of passion. "It's something she wanted to do because she has a passion for this cause," she said. "It goes back to doing the right thing for the right reason."
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