Beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) Give Back through ST Run
About Campaignends 07 Jul 2017, 11:59 PM
About 30 current and former beneficiaries of STSPMF will be giving back by running for STSPMF at the upcoming ST Run for the first time!
A former beneficiary, Abigail, now aged 21 is one of the runners. When her father lost his job years ago, she had to help make ends meet through door-to-door sales. STSPMF has enabled Abigail to concentrate on her studies without having to worry about her next meal in school. Despite the adversities, she did well in school and is studying medicine in a local university. Inspired to help the other less fortunate, Abigail will be running in the ST Run in the City 2017 to give back to those in need, and encourage them to pursue their dreams.
Another runner and a current beneficiary of STSPMF, Dhaniyah Qasimah, aged 13, has been interested in playing football since she was seven years old. She used to go to school with only one pair of school shoes, even on rainy days. With the monthly school pocket money she receives, she is now able to purchase another pair of school shoes and other school necessities. She is now with the U16 National squad representing women's football for Singapore.
Help them in giving back and make their run meaningful! Your donations will make a huge difference to the lives of the less fortunate.
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes. The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the year 2000, the Fund has disbursed more than $55m and helped over 150,000 children and youth. STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating mainstream schools and disbursing agencies such as Youth Centres, Family Service Centres (FSCs), Special Education (SPED) schools, VWOs working with persons with disability, specialised schools, Children's Homes and PAVE. STSPMF is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. Read more about STSPMF at www.spmf.org.sg
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