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
Porters to deliver aid to Nepal quake victims
Jazeman wants that winning feeling to continue in Belgium
Get rid of tech poison
‘Star Trek’ fan builds his own USS Enterprise
Officials taken on prison tour as a warning
Three soldiers killed in crash
Pakistani CEO held for allegedly promoting bogus universities
U.N. council urges end to impunity for attacks on journalists
Hundreds of nationalists rally against international pressure over migrants
Hospital on wheels to the rescue
Controversial blog posts fuel talk of Umno squabble
Restful repose in a capsule
Global smartphone growth cools on China sales: tracker
Bacca double helps Sevilla clinch Europa League
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)