North West Student Support Fund

The North West Student Support Fund is a fund set up by the North West Community Development Council (CDC) to provide bursaries and developmental programmes to increase social mobility of students from low-income families. Apart from that, CDC garner donations from members of the public, community and corporate organisations to further support the needy students to defray off some of their school expenses.

Each year, the North West CDC needs close to $1 million to benefit 13,000 students from low- income families.

This fund provides needy students with the early educational bridges to enable them to enjoy the same social mobility opportunities as their peers when they leave school through two social mobility pillars, “Student Assist” and “Student Wise” programmes.

(I) Student Assist Programme

(a) North West Heart for Students Programme

  • The programme rallies support of parents and residents to contribute and aims to help families with financial difficulties to cope with their children’s school expenses.
  • Donations are matched by CDC.

(b) WeCare @ North West - Ready for School

  • Bursaries are given to Kindergarten students to prepare them for their formal education in primary school.

(II) Student Wise Programme

(a) North West Student Wise Enrichment Programme

  • Students learn about good manners, public speaking skills and attend motivational workshops to build confidence and improve their interpersonal skills in social settings.

(b) Maybank Star Savers @ North West Programme

  • A programme with a partnering bank that matches the students' savings.
  • Students are encouraged to develop the habit of savings and money management skills.

"Besides helping the needy families through the CDC's local assistance schemes, we wish to extend our reach to their children who may be at a disadvantage because of their financial background."
- Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District

Together, let us help the less fortunate students!
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