PCF will serve less fortunate: PM Lee

PCF will serve less fortunate: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - The PAP Community Foundation (PCF) will work with the Government to raise the quality of kindergarten education while keeping costs affordable, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

Speaking at the PCF Family Day at Resorts World Sentosa, Mr Lee said the foundation remains committed to serving all Singaporeans, especially the less fortunate.

"We believe that no one should miss out on life's opportunities because of his or her family background. We see education as the way to give every Singaporean child a good start in life," he said.

"We've worked hard in the PCF to fulfil our mission as a quality pre-school operator. We've run kindergartens as non-profit centres to keep costs down and education affordable to all."

Beyond the kindergarten sector, PCF is helping polytechnic students. Mr Lee presented $98,000 in study awards to 49 polytechnic students.

PCF also raises funds for other worthy causes. This year, a group of People's Action Party MPs, led by Mr Lim Biow Chuan, raised more than $600,000 to benefit 30 charities, voluntary welfare organisations and self-help organisations. The theme of the event this year was "We Are Family" and some "double-generation" PCF families, with parents and children involved with the foundation, attended.

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