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Needy children get free haircuts from ITE students

Some 50 children from lower-income families in the Tanglin-Cairnhill division received free haircuts on Saturday before they head back to school after the June holidays.

SINGAPORE: Some 50 children from lower-income families in the Tanglin-Cairnhill division received free haircuts on Saturday before they head back to school after the June holidays.

Student volunteers from ITE College East, who are studying Hair Services, lent their skills for a good cause and gave the children free haircuts.

Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah, who is also the MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, praised the efforts of the students for using their skills to help children whose parents may not be able to afford haircuts for them.

The ITE students were joined by neighbourhood barbers who also wanted to do their part for the community.

Sumirah Kumihairuden, a parent, said: "I have four children, and normally to cut hair, it costs S$10 for one kid. Now I can have their hair cut free -- I'm very happy because this saves money, and I can use the S$40 for food for my kids." 

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