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News and lifestyle website AsiaOne supports social work organisation Students Care Service for second year

Singapore, 16 May 2016 – Jovial undergraduate Jane may look like any other university student, but she once battled severe anger management issues and had resigned herself to being an “academic loser” who was stuck in the Normal (Academic) stream. Charles, who is currently pursuing a diploma in Information Technology, used to be a truant who skipped more classes than he attended and was at risk of falling in with the wrong crowd.

The story of how these two youths were able to turn their lives around was featured on AsiaOne last year when it adopted Students Care Service (SCS) as its official corporate social responsibility beneficiary, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

AsiaOne renews its partnership with SCS for a second year this April and will continue to support the organisation as its official media partner. AsiaOne will be running regular features on SCS’ students and programmes, and will also host students to educate them on digital media.

Karen Lim, Editor of AsiaOne, said:"It was a rewarding and eye-opening experience for us last year, which has inspired us to partner SCS once again. One of AsiaOne’s key strengths is creating awareness, and we have many readers who are concerned about social issues. Through our articles, we hope to inspire our readers to consider how they can make a difference to youths in Singapore.”

Mrs Tan-Wu Mei Ling, Executive Director of SCS, said: “We are delighted that AsiaOne has decided to extend their partnership with SCS, especially when we are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. In 2015, we were able to increase the public’s awareness of the emotional and psychological needs of children and youth, and the work of children and youth organisations like SCS through the articles featured on AsiaOne.”

“We hope this continued support will highlight our mission to develop students’ competencies, confidence and character; facilitate meaningful connections with their families and society; nurture a sense of care for others; and guide them to steer clear of crimes, while keeping them positively engaged in school, through the monthly stories. We’ve served children and youths for 40 years, and intend to do so for the next 40 years with the support of the community, corporate and government ministries,” Mrs Tan added.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E


For more information, please contact:

Amy Yeong
Product Specialist, AsiaOne
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 5087

E-mail: ayxhy@sph.com.sg 

Athena Kang
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 1225
E-mail: 
athenak@sph.com.sg


About AsiaOne

AsiaOne is a free-access website which serves users’ news, business and lifestyle needs. Established in 1995, the all-encompassing website is home to unique communities where users congregate online for their various interests. AsiaOne users can also engage in special interest sections which cover finance, technology, food, health and various lifestyle topics.


Its tagline – ‘all the top publications in one’ – reflects the website’s comprehensive coverage of the news and perspectives of the day by providing readers an unparalleled reading experience. It draws from Singapore Press Holdings’ suite of newspapers as well as over 30 premier content partners, including CNBC, Wall Street Journal and Nikkei Asian Review.

For more information, please visit 
www.asiaone.com.

About Students Care Service

Students Care Service (SCS) was birthed in 1976 by Mr Francis Thomas, who was then Principal of St Andrew’s Secondary School. It is committed to serving children and youth in Singapore, enabling them to maximise their potential.

Through its four centers at Clementi, Yishun, Hougang and Tiong Bahru, SCS’ team of social workers, educational psychologists and learning specialists work with families and schools, providing services in the areas of educational psychology, social work, and training and consultation.

SCS was appointed as the Centre of Specialisation in School Social Work by the National Council of Social Service in 2008 and had won awards for its work at the community and national levels. SCS’ work is made possible with the support of government agencies, national/community organisations, business corporations, donors and volunteers.

For more information, visit http://www.students.org.sg.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.