LATEST UPDATE (October 2012)
Application for School Assistance Scheme will be open on 20 October 2012 till 31 January 2013. Members of the public are welcome to apply at the following website
Application for ETF Preschool subsidy scheme is now open. Click here to download the application form for the Preschool Subsidy Scheme (Kindergarten) and here for the Preschool Subsidy Scheme (Childcare).
The closing date for application is on 31 August 2013.
For queries regarding the Education Trust Fund, please contact:
- Ms Khairunnisa Ahmad: 6245 5713
- Ms Rahimahwati Hussain: 6245 5835
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Program Bijak Belanja (PBB)-Elective Module if they have already attended the initial PBB workshop that was organised by Yayasan MENDAKI. Parents are required to present the certificate to officer-in-charge upon collection of vouchers. For parents who have not attended the initial PBB workshop or the Elective Module, please contact one of the following staff listed here to register for the programme.
- Ms Aidah: 6933 9522
- Ms Noor Ain: 6933 9527
- Ms Hanum: 6478 3142
The idea to set up the Education Trust Fund was mooted by the Malay/Muslim Members of Parliament (MPs). It was subsequently put forth to our Prime Minister by Professor Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs. Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong mentioned in his National Day rally speech on 18 August 2002 and offered to help raise the target sum of $10 million for the Fund. The Fund was launched by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on 22 March 2003.
The Fund will be used to provide financial assistance for educational purposes to Malay/ Muslims in cases where existing financial assistance schemes are unable to provide. The Fund will also be used to provide additional funding to augment the amount provided by existing schemes which may not be sufficient. ETF provides financial assistance for pre-school education to low-income families to encourage parents to send their children to childcare centres and kindergartens. Under the School Assistance Scheme, ETF also assisted students from low-income families by disbursing book vouchers to help pay for textbooks, assessment books, and stationeries.
How to donate?
Cheques are to be made payable to "EDUCATION TRUST FUND". Please complete the attached form and fill in your particulars. Click here to download form.
By Giro: Click here to download Giro Form.
All donations are tax-exempt. By providing your IC number to us, we will provide the details to Inland Revenue of Singapore.