91 children from needy families get propagandize supplies
December 21, 2014 - School Supplies
SINGAPORE — Oblivious to a flurry of activity around him, 11-year-old Mohd Dasuki Naser sat in a corner, sensitively pensive in an Enid Blyton storybook he had only been given.
The book, a hand-me-down, came together with a accumulation of other training essentials, such as a pencil box with stationery, workbooks, Popular bookstore vouchers and a backpack, that were donated by members of a Sembawang Community Club yesterday. “Dasuki loves reading,” his mother, Madam Alimaton Mohd Tahil, 42, told TODAY. “But we can't means to buy him books, so this will make him really happy.”
Mohd Dasuki was among 91 children from 45 low-income families who perceived backpacks containing propagandize reserve yesterday underneath a commander beginning by a Sembawang Community Club Youth Executive Committee (YEC), that seeks to assistance a children ready for a entrance propagandize term.
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan assimilated a YEC and other village volunteers yesterday in visiting these families in his Sembawang constituency.
Mohd Dasuki’s father, Mr Mohd Naser Salleh, 48, works as a packer for a relocating association and has to make ends accommodate as a solitary breadwinner for his mom and 3 sons, with a monthly income of S$1,630. The family of 5 lives in a one-bedroom Housing and Development Board section in Wellington Circle.
Mdm Alimaton pronounced they speedy their children to investigate tough to safeguard a improved destiny for themselves.
YEC chairperson Gillian Goh, who led a project, pronounced it came adult with this beginning to widespread gratifying hearten and, during a same time, display a immature to a needs of a lower-income group.
The YEC, comprising about 25 youths, took a month to put together a backpacks, with support in money and kind from a Citizens’ Consultative Committees and Community Club Management Committees.
“We conducted residence visits and asked a children what they needed,” Ms Goh, 24, said, adding that a recipients were mostly families with singular parents, relatives who had critical illnesses and children vital with their grandparents. Previous village overdo projects conducted by a YEC for a lower-income organisation enclosed residence clean-ups and film nights for a children.
Madam Asnah Ismail, whose 13-year-old grandson Mohd Qushairy Abdullah was another of a beneficiaries, pronounced she was beholden for a assistance as many of her domicile income goes towards her diabetes treatment. The 62-year-old lives in a one-bedroom section with Qushairy and his mother, who works as a confidence guard. “Every small bit helps,” Mdm Asnah said.