Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
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.
Registry of Marriages (ROM) Celebrates Double Valentine's Day
Feb 12, 2014
For the first time, the Registry of Marriages (ROM) is celebrating Valentine’s Day in a special way this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. 14 February 2014 also coincides with the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, more commonly known as Yuan Xiao (元宵) or the Chinese Valentine’s Day.
National Family Council Renamed 'Families for Life'
Feb 7, 2014
The National Family Council (NFC) announced that it will be renamed ‘Families for Life’. This reflects its evolving approach to connect with Singaporean families and build momentum for a nationwide family movement to build strong and resilient families.
Government Selects Three New Pre-School Anchor Operators
Jan 27, 2014
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) appointed three new Pre-School Anchor Operators today. Metropolitan YMCA’s MY World Preschool, Kinderland Consortiums-Skool4Kidz, and EtonHouse International’s E-Bridge Pre-school will join PAP Community Foundation and NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool as Anchor Operators for the early childhood sector.
New Concession Schemes for Workfare Beneficiaries and Persons with Disabilities from 6 July 2014
Jan 16, 2014
The Government will introduce and fund two new concession schemes for Lower-Wage Workers (LWWs) and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to help fares remain affordable for these two groups, at an expected cost of $50 million a year. The new concession schemes will start on 6 July 2014.
Singapore celebrates families in the IYF 2014
Jan 1, 2014
Singapore will be celebrating families in 2014 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF).
Three Social Enterprises Honoured for Outstanding Contributions to the Community
Dec 20, 2013
The 2013 President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA) unveiled its top winners at the Istana this evening. Bliss Restaurant & Catering Pte Ltd, and SATA CommHealth were awarded the “Social Enterprise of the Year” while Bettr Barista Pte Ltd was named the “Social Enterprise Start-Up of the Year” for their outstanding contributions made to the community.