Jagdish Singh, 16, is no stranger to the SPD Education Programme Bursary Awards, this year being the seventh consecutive year that he is receiving it. The bursary programme has opened up new opportunities for him over the years and is helping him to work towards realising his dreams.
“I hope to become a software engineer in the future. It’ll be cool to design Playstation games. This way, others can come together and have fun, instead of leading a mundane life,” Jagdish expressed when asked about his future plans.
“Education is the way forward to strengthening the foundations for our youth, and NatSteel is honoured to be able to contribute by sponsoring the SPD Education Programme Bursary Award for the ninth year running, and the SPD Youth Aspiration Award since 2014. It is our privilege to partner with SPD in making a strong and sustained contribution to the community,”
said Mr Ashish Anupam, President and Chief Executive Officer of NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd.
Since 1985, more than 3,800 bursaries amounting to about $3.2 million have been awarded to students from primary to tertiary levels including those at ITE, pre-universities, junior colleges, polytechnics and universities, to help alleviate some of their financial hardships.