14 Jan '12, 10am

CDAC aims to help more families move up social ladder

CDAC aims to help more families move up social ladder

SINGAPORE: Self-help group Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) has set aside more funds to help more families move up the social ladder. Its budget for this year is bigger by 15 per cent - at about S$25 million, and it aims to help 64,500 beneficiaries. Last year, it spent more than S$21 million to help 61,700 people. "A Little From All" - That is one of the ways that the CDAC gets its funding - through monthly contributions of at least 50 cents from working Singaporeans. "A Little From All" is also the title of a new song written to mark the council's 20th anniversary. It also has a new logo to mark the occasion. CDAC Chairman Lim Swee Say noted that in the last two decades, the self-help group has made good progress, reaching out to more than 60,000 people a year. He said the CDAC will focus on social mobility programmes - to help families move up the social la...

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