Opening of Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre

Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC) was officially opened on 30 Nov. Nee Soon GRC MPs Minister K Shanmugam, Er Dr Lee Bee Wah and Henry Kwek attended the opening ceremony. Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre is located at Yishun Central 1, beside the idyllic Yishun Pond. It previously housed the temporary Yishun Polyclinic. Tzu Chi met with Nee Soon GROs on the idea of creating a space specifically for youths, to cater to the needs of the community.....

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Henry Kwek: Never forget your heart to serve

Local Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News interviewed Nee Soon GRC MP Henry Kwek Hian Chuan. In an article headlined “Henry Kwek focuses on residents”, Shin Min reported that Henry Kwek’s father Mr Kwek Theng Swee has been helping farmers and SMEs his whole life. Henry recalled that as his father was Chinese-educated, whenever his father needed to write to the authorities to appeal for these people, he would help. Naturally, he continued to serve the community as an adult.....

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More SkillsFuture awards for Singaporeans aged 40 and above

Parliamentary Questions from Mr. Henry Kwek on 4-5 November To ask the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will consider expanding the number of SkillsFuture awards for Singaporeans of age 40 and above in view of the economic slowdown. RESPONSE The SkillsFuture Study Awards support early to mid-career Singaporeans to deepen their skills in growth sectors or areas of demand. The number of study awards is determined by sectoral lead agencies based on each sector’s manpower and skills needs.....

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Helping SMEs

1) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what are the key criteria for SMEs to be selected for the Scale Up initiative; and (b) what is the likely number of companies that will benefit from this programme over the next 24 months. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry whether the Ministry can provide an update on the achievement of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) programme and whether there is a need to evolve the current status of ACE.....

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