Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Diversity Action Committee to take forward 10 recommendations by Diversity Task Force regarding women on boards
Apr 25, 2014
The Diversity Task Force regarding Women on Boards (DTF) launched its report, “Gender Diversity on Boards: A Business Imperative”. Among the ten recommendations detailed in the report, the DTF proposes the establishment of a Diversity Action Committee (DAC) to facilitate the implementation of the recommendations.
Singapore trains ASEAN Social Workers
Apr 8, 2014
Singapore will hold a training course on 8-10 Apr 2014 for 20 frontline ASEAN social workers who work with women and children victims of violence.
17 New Sites for Pre-School Anchor Operators to Provide Additional 1,700 Pre-School Place
Apr 4, 2014
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) announced the allocation of 17 new sites to its 5 preschool Anchor Operators. Collectively, these will provide an additional 1,700 pre-school places.
Women Under-Represented on Boards of SGX-Listed Companies
Mar 27, 2014
Women continue to be under-represented on boards of SGX-listed companies. The study by the Diversity Task Force regarding women on boards (DTF) reveals that only 8.3% of director positions (i.e. directorships) are held by women.
$100,000 Award to Improve Lives of Persons with Disabilities
Mar 17, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and SG Enable will be offering $100,000 to five teams as jumpstart awards for new ideas to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. This Award is part of the inaugural “Enabling Community coLAB”, to be launched by MSF and SG Enable on 5 April 2014.
1,800 more households to benefit from Comcare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance
Mar 13, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will reach out to more families who require short- to medium- term assistance. ComCare provides assistance to households who require temporary help because their members are either looking for work, temporarily unable to work due to illness and care giving duties, or earning insufficient incomes to provide for their families.
Higher Fee Assistance for Kindergarten Education
Mar 13, 2014
Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing outlined enhancements to the Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) today. The changes will make Kindergarten education more affordable for low and middle income families, and help them provide a strong start for their children.
More Support for Early Intervention Services and Transport for Persons with Disabilities
Mar 13, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development announced details on the increase in support for children with special needs and transport schemes for persons with disabilities.
MSF honoured 131 Volunteers at Volunteer Award Cermony
Feb 21, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) paid tribute to its volunteers at an award ceremony today. The MSF Volunteer Awards Ceremony honoured volunteers who have contributed significantly to the community and touched countless lives through their selfless efforts to reach out to the vulnerable in our society.
Allegations of Inappropriate Punishments at PERTAPIS Children's Home (PCH)
Feb 14, 2014
MSF has received information that some children residing in the PERTAPIS Children’s Home (PCH) may have been inappropriately punished physically by some staff of PCH. After reviewing the information, MSF has filed a report with the Singapore Police Force. The Police have commenced investigations on the matter.