Singapore American School donates SGD$10,000 for ‘Yolanda’ victims
The Singapore American School (SAS) has donated SGD $10,000 for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
According to SAS President and CEO Oscar Adelman, they decided to come forward a few months after typhoon Yolanda to assure the victims that help is still coming and that they have not been forgotten.
The handover ceremony was held at the official residence of Ambassador Minda Calaguian-Cruz at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore.
Ambassador Calaguian-Cruz, meanwhile, expressed gratitude to SAS for its assistance to migrant workers through the its Migrant Workers Outreach Program.
She said that the program mirrors and complements the Embassy’s own efforts of helping empower Filipino overseas workers by providing them with opportunities to acquire new skills that they could use to further improve their lives.
The SAS Migrant Workers Outreach Program offers a free four-level course that teaches migrant workers basic computer programming. A number of Filipina household service workers (HSWs) have availed of the course. (Roy Mabasa)