About Campaign

ends 30 Sep 2022, 11:59 PM
The SMA-Mdm Lee Na Na Medical Students' Assistance Fund is a joint named bursary established between Dr Ong Eng Kang and SMA Charity Fund (SMACF), in loving memory of Mdm Lee, Dr Ong's mother.

Mdm Lee was born in 1937 and passed away in 1989.

The funds raised through this campaign serve to support highly motivated local students at our 3 medical schools (YLL, Duke-NUS & LKC); medical students who have been disadvantaged because of their family financial circumstances.

The funds will provide financial assistance so that the recipients can dedicate more time to focus on their learning, thus becoming compassionate, knowledgeable and skilled doctors, with less worries on making ends meet. It is an assistance that was less readily available to Mdm Lee during her time.

It also offers an opportunity to call upon like-minded people to contribute to this worthy cause. Your giving impact will be doubly magnified as we will receive the government dollar for dollar matching grant as announced by Finance Minister Lawrence Wong during his Budget 2022 speech in parliament. For Singapore tax residents, your donations will also be eligible for 2.5 times tax deduction subject to a minimum donation of $50.

We invite you to join us on this meaningful and empowering journey of contribution and giving.

About the Charity

The SMA Charity Fund (SMACF) was set up by the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) in 2013 and has been a registered charity under the Charities Act since 17 April 2013 and a registered charity with IPC status since 27 December 2013.

SMACF was created to further the works done under the SMA-Medical Students' Assistance Fund, a bursary program established in 2007, to help underprivileged medical students in NUS Medicine, and now to LKC Medicine and Duke-NUS too.

Together with many medical professionals and like-minded individuals, we are committed to the future of medicine in Singapore by ensuring that any young person who has the passion, ability and dream to be a doctor, irrespective of family background and socioeconomic status are able to pursue a career in medicine.

Apart from financial assistance bursaries, SMACF also supports learning exposure, advocates volunteerism, provides support for health and public health related education and recognises mentorship by acknowledging exemplary medical educators.


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