27 May 2017

MDIS 22nd Scholarship and Bursary Awards 2017MDIS in the News

MDIS 22nd Scholarship and Bursary Awards 2017

 



Guest-of-Honour Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, with a wheelchaired recipient of the MDIS bursary award.

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) held the 22nd Scholarship & Bursary Awards Ceremony on 27th May 2017, with Guests-of-Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC gracing the morning session and Mr Gan Thiam Poh, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC attending the afternoon session. The MDIS Scholarship & Bursary Awards are a part of the institute’s continued pledge to give back to the community and this year, awards close to $300,000 in scholarships and bursaries to 424 beneficiaries.

“For the past 22 years, MDIS has been a constant support to deserving and needful students and their families. We believe that everyone, regardless of their background and circumstances, should have the equal chance for education and receive the same opportunities their peers enjoy,” said Dr R Theyvendran, Secretary-General of MDIS.

MDIS is strongly committed to helping deserving and needful students pursue their education and develop to their fullest potential. This year, the institute has awarded special bursaries worth $5,000 each to two recipients to extend extra help to them and their families.

Beneficiary of the special bursary, Jerlyn Loh, is a hardworking second year student at Greenridge Secondary School. She strives to excel in school despite a challenging home life.  Sensible and matured, she is a big help to her mother; sharing the burden of care for a brother stricken with end stage renal failure and a grandfather who is partially bedridden. Jerlyn rushes back from school every day to assist her brother with his dialysis set up. Jerlyn herself was recently diagnosed with a hypoplastic kidney, with one kidney only functioning at 25% capacity.  She would require long term medical attention.

The second beneficiary of the MDIS special bursary is 13 year-old, Toh De En, an excellent student in his first year at Nan Chiau High School.  He was a straight A’s student in primary school. De En suffers from Type 1 diabetes and requires long term insulin treatments. Both his parents are visually impaired and his father is the sole breadwinner of the family.

Another key focus for MDIS is helping students from Special Education Schools realise their potential and providing them with opportunities to pursue their interests. In total, 36 children and youth with mild intellectual disability, autism, multiple disabilities and/or hearing impairment from 13 Special Education Schools will benefit from the awards. 

Here are some key media that covered the event.

Berita Harian – Cacat pendengaran tidak haling impian jelajah dunia
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Berita Harian Online – Cacat pendengaran tidak haling impian jelajah dunia
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Xin Ming Ri Bao – 14 year old Jerlyn, with kidney problems herself, helps her brother with dialysis at home after school to lighten the burden on her parents.
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Xin Ming Ri Bao Facebook – 14 year old Jerlyn, with kidney problems herself, helps her brother with dialysis at home after school to lighten the burden on her parents.
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Lian He Zao Bao Online – 14 year old Jerlyn, with kidney problems herself, helps her brother with dialysis at home after school to lighten the burden on her parents.
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To date, the institute has disbursed nearly $6 million worth of scholarships and bursaries to some 7,500 beneficiaries. The bursaries and scholarships are awarded through the MDIS Education Trust Fund.

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