- Eighty-one students received SOS and Seacare study grants amounting to a total of S$29,450.
- Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS), for the first time, disbursed study awards via digital payment services to its recipients.
For 42 years, the SOS Seacare Study Grant Presentation is a regular feature in the union’s events calendar, organised to show support for the education of members’ children as well as reward them for the hard work and dedication in their studies. This year, union wasn’t letting a
pandemic stop its tradition of giving.
SOS, for the first time, disbursed study awards, which is co-funded by NTUC U Care Fund,
via online platform to its recipients. Members were happy to receive the financial assistance
digitally out of convenience and necessity during COVID-19.
Eighty-one recipients pursuing their primary to tertiary education, were awarded with study grants amounting to a total of S$29,450, on 16 October 2020.
SOS member Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, whose daughter Wani, is a recipient under the University
category is grateful for the study grant. “At the end of the year, there’s definitely a lot of books, uniforms, and other things that are related to school, that we need to buy and prepare for our children. This study grant will help SOS members who might be out of jobs or those who are struggling to make ends meet. With this contribution, it would really help in providing some financial support.”