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.
01 Sep 2012
Financial services firm Citi Singapore has raised more than half a million dollars for ChildAid, an annual charity concert.
31 Aug 2012
When cellist Aoden Teo Masa Toshi was a baby, he used to wail during long car journeys. But his parents worked out how to stop him crying: put on some classical music.
22 Aug 2012
A culture of responsibility and robust regulation is vital for healthy and sustainable banking, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Tuesday.
21 Aug 2012
Some 6,000 Straits Times readers were treated to an exclusive party last night at the Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa.
03 Aug 2012
National Day charity project Building a LovingSG has raised $206,700 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
30 Jul 2012
The Laguna National Golf and Country Club in Tanah Merah yesterday raised $400,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), as part of its Laguna National Charity Classic golf event.
24 Jul 2012
He is the first Singaporean to enter - and win - one of the biggest guitar competitions in the world.
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.