Madam Rama** is a Singaporean widowed mother of 5 children who was living in Malaysia. The 53 year old moved back to Singapore with her son, Rajan**, when her husband passed away. She has been struggling to pay for his school fees as he is a Malaysian citizen and does not qualify for any subsidies. Madam Rama works on an ad-hoc basis as a cleaner for hotel banquets, but has been unable to work consistently due to her poor health and swollen legs. Madam Rama suffers from fibroids, varicose veins and swelling legs. One of her daughters works in Singapore and supports all 5 other members of the family with what little she can.
Give Hope – Help Needed
As Rajan is a Malaysian citizen, his schools fees are high and he has accumulated over $1,900 in MOE debt for his fees. He is currently in Secondary 4 and will be sitting for his N’Levels this year only if he is able to pay the fees of $1,085 by the 30th of April. Rajan is a smart young man who takes care of his mother and wants to have the opportunity to do well in school and his future to take care of his mother and 4 sisters.
Ray of Hope is raising $3,049 for Madam Rama and Rajan to clear his Education arrears ($1,964) and pay for his N’Level Fees ($1,085) to allow him to sit for his exams at the end of this year. Both sums will be paid directly to MOE.
*Madam Rama’s SSO support comes to an end in March 2019. She will be reapplying for more support.
** Their names have been changed to protect their identities.