Home > News > Regional
Tuesday June 3, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday June 3, 2014 MYT 7:34:38 AM
LOW-INCOME families with infants and toddlers who live in the Central Singapore District can tap a new fund to pay for milk powder.
The Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) has set aside an initial sum of S$100,000 (RM260,000) for the Formula to Grow Fund.
The cost of milk powder has risen over the years, the council noted. This has affected low-income families with young children, especially those who require special milk formula due to medical conditions.
Denise Phua launched the fund yesterday in her first official event
as Mayor of the Central Singapore District. The launch was in conjunction with World Milk Day on June 1.
“The fund is an early childhood intervention programme to provide underprivileged children with a chance to maximise their development potential,” Phua said. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
World, Regional, world
Judge urged to accept guilty plea in U.S. embassy bombing case
Obama, Modi discuss trade, climate, Islamic State at White House
Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact
Islamic State insurgents advance on Turkish tomb in Syria - Turkish deputy PM
Catalonia suspends formal campaign on Spain independence vote
Jewish settlers occupy Palestinian homes in Old City's shadow
Survey results of Malaysian travellers
Artists honour 'Usagi Yojimbo' creator with drawings from the heart
Britons sign away first-born children for free WiFi
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)