Tag Archives: Poor

HDB FORCING SINGLE MUM & KIDS TO WORK TO MEET PAYMENT DEMANDS

I am a single mum of a dropout kid who has to work alongside me as HDB refuses to grant our 3 room flat at Greenview if we're unable to meet their changing demands. I'm already working 2 jobs with high blood pressure and only having 3 hours of sleep daily just to ensure I have a roof over my head.

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SINGAPORE’S ELDERLY WORKING POOR REFLECTS WHAT A SHAMEFUL NATION WE ARE

The further danger, said Dr Ng, is that such rigorous means-testing would “discourage others who might actually qualify if they tried”. Ms Wong Yock Leng, a senior social worker with Tsao Foundation, said: “When you ask for ComCare assistance, they will check for everything… That’s why a lot of people don’t apply anymore after that. It’s so daunting, the whole process.”The shame of a 1st world nation?

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POOR STUDENTS HAVE MUCH SLIMMER CHANCE OF UNI EDUCATION THAN WELL-TO-DO STUDENTS

The system in this country (be it education or social) is set up in such a manner that children from the rich parents will gets the best education presently more than 80% of students in the SAP schools comes from rich family background) and more than 60% of undergraduates in the local universities (NUS & NTU) coming from higher middle class to the elite class. Students from poor family will have slim chance to be in the university (it's not due to the affordability issue but due to poor grade which were imposed to them by virtue of the handicap they're facing.

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MORE YOUNG S’POREANS JOINING RANKS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE

“We are seeing more younger people, those in their 50s instead of their 60s and 70s, camping at Starbucks, McDonald’s, Internet and gaming cafes, libraries and other urban spaces, as these are places where people hang out and it is not immediately obvious that they are homeless,” he added.”

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S’POREANS BLINDED BY CONSUMERISM, DON’T CARE FOR THE POOR

I recently had the opportunity to observe 2 events at the Gardens by the Bay. Couple of months ago, I brought a class of students to the Singapore Garden Festival. Tonight, I went to the Winter Wonderland Showcase. In both examples I left feeling hollow with the empty consumerism that afflicts this prosperous nation.

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