Nearly 200 youths raise S$150,000 for needy students

Close to 200 youths helped raise S$150,000 for needy students in the North West District, at a concert on Friday evening.

The amount is more than North West Community Development Council’s (CDC) S$100,000 target.

The concert – North West CDC’s second – was held at Innova Junior College.

Some 300 guests, including beneficiaries and donors, were treated to performances by students.

The performances included cultural dances by students from Riverside Secondary School and Woodlands Secondary School. There was also a philharmonic orchestra performance by students from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).

Donors paid between S$3,000 and S$10,000 for a table of 10.

The funds raised will help 2,500 needy students pay for basic tuition, books and stationery.

The North West Student Support Fund was launched in 2011. Since then, it has helped some 6,600 needy students in the district.

Members of the public who still wish to contribute can make a direct donation to the CDC.

Dr Teo Ho Pin, mayor of the North West District, said: “We are hoping more able Singaporeans and companies can come forward to help the needy in our community. As a community, we need to help one another so that we can strengthen the social fabric of our community.”

Source: CNA