PQs from Henry Kwek

14-18 May 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the Government’s overall approach to create a positive learning and personal development environment for children staying at the various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes. Answer 2.  To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development what is the current number of children and youth under 21 who are currently residing within various children’s homes, shelters and other welfare homes and whether this number has increased or decreased over the years.....

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Protect the Most Vulnerable in Society

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Vulnerable Adults Bill [Bill No. 20/2018] Introduction Sir, the Vulnerable Adults Bill has been a long time in the making, with the public consultation on a draft Bill having been conducted nearly two years ago. The Bill is a welcomed piece of legislation to protect some of the most vulnerable in society, but also raises difficult questions of the role the state should play in intervening in the most intimate of relationships,....

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Developing Students Holistically

MOE FY2018 Committee Of Supply Debate Response By Senior Parliamentary Secretary For Education, A/P Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim 1. Mr Speaker, both Minister Ng and Minister Ong spoke about preparing our children for a changing future. It is our goal to provide every child with the opportunity to get a good start in life, discover his strengths and interests, and help him realise his potential. As we prepare our children to be future-ready, we want them to develop holistically.....

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Great Place to Bring Up Your Children

Family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future. We strive to make Nee Soon a great place for your whole family. Click here for the map of improvements. Nee Soon has added many childcare places to meet demand from the young families moving in. Singapore’s first mega-childcare centre, with 300 places, opened in mid-2016 at the junction of Yishun Ring Rd and Ave 11. Did you know that it was meant to be somewhere else in Yishun,....

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