ESM Goh Chok Tong pledges $450,000 to Parents in Education Fund
Posted by temasektimes on July 31, 2012
Mr Goh launched the PIE fund worth $150,000 on Monday at MacPherson Primary School after raising the sum through his private golf game for charity.
Fifteen primary schools will each receive S$10,000 a year for up to three years and they are expected to use the fund to develop and implement innovative and purposeful school-based approaches to broaden and deepen engagement efforts to reach out to more parents.
A former Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Goh is still actively ‘serving’ Singaporeans at almost 70 years of age. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he promised Singaporeans the ‘Swiss standard’ of living, an elusive dream after more than 20 years.