- POSTED: 02 Aug 2014 17:23
A S$100,000 Pioneer Generation Fund was launched in the Hong Kah North Constituency on Saturday (August 2) to assist seniors aged 60 and above with financial assistance and support programmes.
SINGAPORE: A S$100,000 Pioneer Generation Fund was launched in the Hong Kah North Constituency on Saturday (August 2) to assist seniors aged 60 and above with financial assistance and support programmes.
Half the sum has already been donated by KKL Construction, while the rest (S$50,000) will be raised by the Hong Kah North community through the sale of Hong Kah North SG50 Friendship Bands.
The bands were made as part of the SG50 celebrations, as well as to rally the community together to foster interracial and inter-generational friendship and bonding. The multi-coloured band symbolises the friendship among residents from different backgrounds, races, religions and its collective strength as one united people, and 50,000 bands will be completed by the end of this year.
Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower and MP for Hong Kah North, said: "(The fund was launched) to complement whatever the government is doing in terms of the Pioneer Generation Package to honour and thank them, as well as the various schemes that we already have to reach out and help the vulnerable elderly.
"This Hong Kah North Pioneer Generation Fund is to help our pioneer generation, the more vulnerable pioneer generation members as well as actually extend it to be a bit more flexible, extend it to elderly aged 60 to 64, who are also vulnerable, and who may be in need of financial help."