30 September 2022
Alleviating the Struggle for Food and Essentials
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my husband was stuck in Malaysia for an extended time. I had to juggle work, household matters as well as single-handedly care for my son and my father, who is living with us due to his poor health. It was a very difficult time for the family.
The Bright Horizons Fund (BHF) was a lifeline for us during this time, and our family received support for school fees, and school uniforms. We also received the CDA Top-Up and the sponsored NTUC membership programme. This programme has definitely been a great help as I am able to accumulate points whenever I shop for essential items and I can then use the points to reduce the purchase price of things.
We are also supported through the Food From the Heart programme every month, which enables me to prepare meals for my family without having to worry about the grocery bill. Another benefit that has been very helpful for us is the Kopitiam card, which I have utilised to buy lunch or dinner for the family when I am unable to cook at home due to my work.
Through their observation of my son, the concerned staff at the centre shared their feedback about a possible speech delay in him. They advised me on his developmental check-ups and explained about the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC). My son is now on the EIPIC waitlist and I am confident that he will improve with all the support that he is being given.
I am thankful for all the assistance that has been extended to my family by MFS through the BHF because it has benefited each and every one of us.
You can touch lives through the BHF. Your contribution goes a long way and helps to ensure that children are given opportunities to education regardless of their family backgrounds. Be a part of the BHF family.
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