StarHub is sponsoring tuition for some 186 children and youth from
lower-income families in the Fengshan-Jade district for 2013. The
sponsorship amount of $165,000 covers the tuition for two or three
subjects for each of the 186 students, ranging from Primary One to ‘N’
and ‘O’ Levels.
The tuition sponsorship has already seen some fruit, with some student
beneficiaries clinching top positions in their class and level,
earning praise and compliments from their teachers.
“Everyone should have a chance to follow and fulfill their dreams, and
we want to give less privileged children and youth a helping hand to
do just that,” Neil Montefiore, CEO, StarHub. “By providing these
children with the funds necessary for tuition, they will be on a more
even footing academically with their classmates who are better off
financially. Hopefully, with improved grades, they will also have a
greater sense of self worth and higher self esteem.”
In conjunction with StarHub’s tuition sponsorship, 12 employees from
the info-communications provider’s Marketing and Products division
distributed stationery kits to 60 of the children who will be
receiving the sponsored tuition next year.
“Instead of just having a good lunch, we thought it would be a good
idea to bond over a more worthwhile activity,” explained Iris Wee,
Vice President of Home Solutions & Content. “Children are the
cornerstone of any family, and as StarHub is sponsoring the children’s
tuition, we thought it would be meaningful to come together to provide
the children with materials they could use in the coming academic
year, and help relieve their parents of the burden of having to buy
The StarHub employees also mingled with the children, playing games
and bonding over light refreshments.
“It is very heart warming to know that there are still large
corporations around like StarHub that remember the less fortunate and
are willing to continue to support them in their times of difficulty,”
Eugene Low, Chairman, Fengshan Jade Residents’ Committee.