25 Oct '17, 10am

Students with special needs get internships at the Istana

SINGAPORE: Seven students from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) have been spending time at the Istana, cooking and tending to the spice garden. They are part of an internship programme that aims to boost their chances of getting full-time jobs. The students are the first batch to be offered work experience at the Istana, after President Halimah Yacob visited APSN last month and was told that its students faced challenges getting internships. "That's why when I came back to the Istana, I discussed with my colleagues and asked them whether we can provide opportunities for internships for students from APSN," Mdm Halimah said on Wednesday (Oct 25) after visiting the students in the kitchen and at the spice garden. She called on employers to offer such work opportunities to more students with special needs. President Halimah Yacob visiting students from th...

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