RCSS Bursary for Underprivileged Children

Good grades and the RCSS Bursary: Rewards for hard work through the year

Saturday, 30 November 2013216 needy students from primary to junior college levels received bursaries ranging from $300 to $500 from REACH Community Services Society at Bishan Park Secondary School.

Many students were proud to report good progress at school with better grades than last year, despite challenging family circumstances.

Mr Hri Kumar Nair, Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, was guest of honour at the RCSS Bursary Award Ceremony. In his address to the students, he encouraged them to follow their passion and continue working hard because there is "a strong army of people who are always ready to support you such as your parents, your teachers and the community."

This year, there was also a carnival organised for bursary recipients after the award ceremony. Many children and youths had fun taking pictures at a fancy photo booth and winning prizes at various games stalls. More than 15 volunteers came together on Saturday to set up and run the carnival.

Read the AsiaOne article for the full report.