Japanese Primary School (Changi Campus) pupils Hodaka Moriyama and Ryusuke Nagao, both 12, handed a cheque to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund last Friday.
The Japanese Association raised more than $10,000 through activities and bazaars for the charity, which provides children from low- income families with an allowance to buy food in school.
Along with the association, the pair collected donations from their classmates.
Hodaka said the $550 raised from his schoolmates was truly earned with effort, because Japanese schoolchildren receive money by performing chores at home, rather than getting allowances from their parents.
This article was first published on February 16, 2015.
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