New sponsorship degree for grassroots leaders

SINGAPORE - The People's Association and SIM University signed their second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic collaboration on March 19.

This MOU provides opportunities for five grassroots leaders to equip themselves academically, by the partial sponsorship of their continual education in any of the degree programmes offered by UniSIM.

The sponsorship will cover up to 80 per cent of total course fees for five PA grassroots leaders (GRLs) each year, for a period of three years, for their Bachelor's degree programmes offered by UniSIM.

The first MOU was signed on Feb 18 last year launching Singapore's first Master of Community Leadership and Social Development, which was aimed at meeting the growing need for trained expertise in this area amidst a fast changing social and cultural landscape in Singapore.

Mr Yam Ah Mee, Chief Executive Director of PA, shared, "UniSIM's sponsorship of their Bachelor Degree programmes for grassroots eaders not only recognises their hard work and dedication to the community but more importantly, it provides opportunities for them to continually improve their knowledge and skills in building greater social capital in the community. "

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