A $10 million kitty has been set up to help give disadvantaged individuals a leg up by providing them with customised support.
The new Empowering for Life Fund launched by President Halimah Yacob yesterday aims to help the less fortunate beyond generic schemes and programmes.
The money will be set aside from the President's Challenge - an annual community outreach and fund-raising campaign.
As a start, the fund will be used to help low-income families acquire new skills for new jobs or new roles.
Under the Lift-Up Pathfinder programme, the families will get to attend fully funded customised training courses, which will help them improve their abilities in areas such as language and IT, over a four-to six-month period.
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