The SDP will hold a memorial service for Mohd Isa who passed away in January this year. The service will honour the memory of a long-time leader of the party who toiled quietly behind the scenes to bring democracy to our country.
The service will allow colleagues and friends to remember Isa and to say a proper goodbye to a cherished member of the SDP family.
The occasion will also be used to launch the Mohd Isa Bursary Award where, as the name suggests, we will award bursaries to students who come from poorer family backgrounds.
It is the SDP’s belief that education can, and must, be used to level up society. Students who are needy are often at a disadvantage when it comes to the schools they attend and the resources that are available to them for their education. The SDP will do our part to make our society more equal, starting by assisting poorer students with financial awards.
As a more comprehensive strategy to help in this leveling up, the SDP will be publishing our alternative education policy in the near future. Our present education system is skewed towards the elite which has created an unhealthy state of affairs in this country.
In the paper, the party will present concrete proposals to remedy this problem as well as prepare our future generations to not just to survive but excel in a rapidly changing global community.
The award is appropriately named after Isa who has always emphasised the importance of making our education system a means for the poorer sections of our population to compete fairly.
Details of the award will be announced at the memorial service which is open to members of the public. Join us to honour a father, friend, and forever-proud Singapore Democrat.
Event: Mohd Isa Memorial Service
Date: 8 March 2014, Saturday
Venue: Chinese Success Media, Bras Basah Complex (location map)
All are welcome.
Source: Singapore Democratic Party