She enrolled her children, thanks to pre-school aid

Housewife Shaodah Roslan, 28, with three of her seven children. Her husband works odd jobs and brings home up to $700 a month.
Housewife Shaodah Roslan, 28, with three of her seven children. Her husband works odd jobs and brings home up to $700 a month.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

In 2014, Ms Shaodah Roslan tried enrolling her two older sons in a government-linked pre-school but was told she had to pay a deposit of $200 for each boy.

"I said 'never mind, I won't put them in school yet'," said the 28-year-old housewife, whose husband works odd jobs and brings home about $600 to $700 a month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2018, with the headline 'She enrolled her children, thanks to pre-school aid'. Print Edition | Subscribe