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Singapore embassy sweetens lives of needy students

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Singapore Embassy representatives donate 150 gift bags to the Neeson Cripps Academy (NCA) and the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) on Friday. Singapore Embassy

The Singapore Embassy has sweetened the lives of needy students returning back to school, donating essential school supplies and confectionary treats.

Embassy representatives donated 150 gift bags, stationery sets and 20 cartons of chocolates and sweets to the Neeson Cripps Academy (NCA) and the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) on Friday morning.

Grace Tan, spouse of Singapore Ambassador Michael Tan, Street Art Fest++ Chairperson Stella Toh, embassy representatives and CCF Founder Scott Neeson attended the handover event on Friday.

The items were contributed by Singapore companies LSH Cambodia and Goodhill Enterprise, and the Street Art Fest++. Goodhill was a gold sponsor of the festival.

CCF Founder Scott Neeson presents a token of appreciation to Grace Tan, spouse of Singapore Ambassador Michael Tan. Singapore Embassy

Neeson thanked Tan and the Singapore Embassy for the gift bags which would be distributed to students at NCA, saying they would be welcomed by many students as they return to school next week.

The Singapore embassy said: “We are happy to donate some gift bags to NCA students today as it represents our continued support of CCF.”

“The organisation has also done good work in lifting up children in disadvantaged communities in Stung Meanchey, and the NCA continues to provide good quality education to less fortunate children,” they added.

The embassy also praised the CCF for their continuing work throughout the pandemic.

Neeson said that CCF was glad to receive the donation of gift bags from the Street Art Fest++.

This welcome gift follows a donation of $55,000 from the proceeds of the Street Art Fest++ event, held earlier this year, had been more than expected.

Neeson said: “The money will be used for CCF’s arts and culture programmes and given back to the local community.”

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