900 South Woodlands Drive #06-01
Woodlands Civic Centre
Monthly Message February 2019
Chinese New Year is a joyous affair for reunions with families and friends. But there are families who may need some support to buy festive goods or even daily necessities. Fortunately, we have many residents and volunteers who have rallied to help. One example is the rice distribution at our weekly Meet-the-People sessions (MPS). The rice is donated by supporters, and given to all who need help. NTUC Fairprice also has a Food Voucher Scheme. My grassroots volunteers and I would be happy to help you obtain these grocery vouchers should you need them.
To ensure that all children have equal opportunities to receive an education, Edusave awards are available from the government. In Nee Soon South, we have an additional initiative – a homework café for children staying in the rental blocks. We hope that by giving these children a good environment to study, they will do well in school. We always welcome volunteers for the café, so please contact me if you’d like to help. We also have a local scheme by the RCs/CC to subsidise tuition for children from low-income families. For enquiries about this scheme, please approach the CC.
Budget 2019 will be announced this month, and I’m looking forward to your feedback and raising your concerns in Parliament.
We have an exciting month ahead with a number of events:
* Chinese New Year Flea Market, 17 Feb 2019, Sunday, 9am-2pm, MPC@Khatib;
* Talk on Budget 2019 by Prof Tan Khee Giap, Saturday, 23 Feb 2019, 10am, Nee Soon South CC Theatre;
* Litter Picking at Changi Beach, 24 Feb 2019, Sunday, 7.30am–11am, Changi Beach;
* Embracing Parenthood Movement 2018 Babies, 2 Mar 2019, Saturday, 2pm– 5pm, Nee Soon South CC Hall
I wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!
Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah