Japanese pupils chip in for ST School Pocket Money Fund

Japanese pupils chip in for ST School Pocket Money Fund
(From left) Ms Tan Bee Heong, general manager of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, Japanese Primary School (Changi Campus) teacher Makiko Takahashi, pupils Ryusuke Nagao and Hodaka Moriyama, and Mr Yasushi Nawa, chairman of the associate committee of the Japanese Association of Singapore with their cheque for the fund.

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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