VWOs Response to Budget 2009

Shereena Sajeed of FM93.8 reports that for those who were expecting quick-fixes from this year's Budget speech, they weren't dissappointed at all.

Some even felt the Budget was a bold one, something that a GST cut might not be able to achieve.

Keeping Singaporeans employed and investing in re-training them is a main thrust of the initiative.

That's precisely what community workers like Ravi Philemon from the New Hope Community Services are most happy with.

"It's good I especially welcome the measure which says that more social workers will be trained because this is a sector which will definitely grow in this economic crisis."

Already, he has seen multiple increases in the number of referrals to the shelter for displaced families.

Read the rest of the report here: VWOs satisfied with $2.6 billion to support families and communities