Construction company Koh Kock Leong (KKL) enterprise has committed another $1.6 million over the next three years to provide meal bursaries for 6,000 needy students in the South West district.
Since the KKL-South West Community Development Council Meals Bursary programme started in 2008, about 6,000 students have benefited.
Under the programme, primary and secondary students are given $1 to $1.50 every school day to help defray the cost of their meals.
Selected recipients of the bursary will also participate in the Health Promotion Board's Student Health Ambassadors programme in June. They will be given a seed funding of $500 to organise projects that encourage healthy living and eating habits in their schools.