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Fresh ideas to help the needy

Countering inequality was flagged as a national priority by the Government and has been a topic of hot discussion over the past few months, with many weighing in on how to help those who have less.

Amid this discussion, a group dubbed the "youth collective" - launching later this year - has come together to design a year-long programme consisting of workshops, mentoring and vocational training that will help young people from low-income families transition from school to the work environment. The aim is to plug the gaps that still exist in the system, despite best efforts by the authorities and other organisations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2018, with the headline 'Fresh ideas to help the needy'. Print Edition | Subscribe