PAP's Malay MPs donate $15,000 to three student societies
Published on Jul 15, 2014 9:22 PM
SINGAPORE - Malay MPs from the People's Action Party donated $15,000 today to three student bodies to fund programmes that give back to the community.
Their donation - a yearly Ramadan tradition - will go to the National University of Singapore Muslim Society (NUSMS), the Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society (NTUMS), and the Creative Muslim Youth Kakis (CMYK), a Muslim society for students and graduates from Singapore's two arts institutions: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Lasalle College of the Arts.
Last year, the money went to non-profit organisation Club Heal, which helps people with mental illness re-integrate into society.
In his opening speech this evening, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, said student bodies in tertiary institutions run many programmes that go beyond the classroom to benefit the wider community. This, he said, is "part and parcel" of Singapore's education system.
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