A HeadStart for School Pocket Money Fund beneficiaries, as centre donates $20,000

The $20,000 donation presented to the beneficiaries from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. PHOTO: HEADSTART FOR LIFE
Former president Mr. S R Nathan (centre) was the guest of honour for the event. PHOTO: HEADSTART FOR LIFE

SINGAPORE - Beneficiaries from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) received a $20,000 boost from HeadStart for Life, a paediatric intervention centre for children with special needs, at the grand reopening of its newly renovated premises this morning at The Eastgate in Katong.

HeadStart for Life provides services in speech and occupational therapy, social skills training and other play and special education programmes. The refurbished HeadStart for Life centre includes purpose built rooms for therapy and a toy library.

Said Ms Tan Bee Heong, General Manager of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund: "We are grateful for the generous donation by HeadStart for Life. The funds will go a long way in helping us meet the needs of about 14,000 students from low-income families."

Added Ms Jessica Riady, director at HeadStart for Life: "The donation is in line with HeadStart for Life's mission to work with caregivers and the wider community to improve the lives of children and youth through education."

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