Yaacob Ibrahim, Muslim Affairs

Budget 2013: Two new Mendaki centres set up in heartlands

Two new Mendaki centres in Pasir Ris and Woodlands will be launched later this month.

The branches will offer all services currently available at the self-help group's Kee Sun Avenue headquarters, and are meant to increase accessibility of services for individuals in the heartlands.

Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim made this announcement in Parliament on Friday.

The two branches, to be staffed by existing Mendaki workers, will have a special focus on youth outreach and engagement efforts and facilities for workers to participate in training and job-matching opportunities.