08 Oct 2012
From playing classical music with a twist to executing high- energy dance moves, about 200 youth will fire up the stage for the eighth edition of charity concert ChildAid.
06 Oct 2012
BUSINESSMAN Oei Hong Leong has donated $250,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
05 Oct 2012
SCHOOLGIRL ballerina Natalie Chew might have given up pursuing her hobby - were it not for a fully sponsored arts education programme.
02 Oct 2012
WELL-KNOWN businessman Kwek Leng Joo has donated 18 photographs he took of rare flowers to support charity concert ChildAid's efforts to help under- privileged students here.
01 Oct 2012
A series of 18 photographs, taken by Mr Kwek Leng Joo, the managing director of City Developments Limited (CDL), a listed international property and hotel conglomerate, will be put on for sale by the co-organisers of the annual ChildAid concert, The Business Times and The Straits Times.
01 Oct 2012
He is best known for singing Frank Sinatra songs and bears an uncanny resemblance to the late American icon, but do not call Louis Hoover an impersonator.
19 Sep 2012
Fans of Brand's Essence of Chicken flocked to China Square Central yesterday for a two-day event to raise funds for charity.
10 Sep 2012
Dressed in black with dark eyeliner and voluminous hair, the child and teen performers for the year-end ChildAid concert were given a makeover over the weekend for an edgy look in line with this year's Electric Edition theme.
About the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
The Straits Times School Pocket Money started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times that provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for their bus fares or using it to meet their other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents, who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.
In its first 10 years, it raised more than $44million and helped more than 85,000 cases.
As it grew in size and helped more beneficiaries, it realised it had potential to do more beyond just giving pocket money.
It was officially established as a Trust on Oct 20, 2010 with a Board of Trustees and was granted charity status on Nov 14, 2011 with Institution of A Public Character (IPC) status effective from Jan 1, 2012.
Since its inception as a community project to its transition to a full-fledged charity, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund has been working closely with its strategic partner, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which disburses the pocket money to beneficiaries through its network of family service centres, special schools and children's homes. As at Jan 2012 38 family service centres, two agencies providing single parent family services, 18 special schools/ disability VWOs, six children's homes and the Assumption Pathway School are commissioned as disbursing agencies.