Photo of Halimah Yacob from Straits Times

Speaking to a group of impressionable young adults who called themselves the “Youth Corps Leaders”, President Halimah Yacob complained that too few working adult Singaporeans are volunteering their time to the community:

“Fewer young working adults are volunteering. Understandably, many of our youth in their mid-20s to mid-30s may be preoccupied with their new careers, or with starting their own families. They face more impediments in setting aside time to contribute to the society.”

The corrupted Singapore President on a S$1.54 million-a-year salary who won her election by disqualifying her opponent candidates said that the government will start calling for businesses to get their employees to volunteer:

“My solution on how to encourage more youth to continue volunteering involves engaging employers of youth volunteers. We should facilitate a good tripartite volunteering movement between our youth, their employers and the VWOs they serve. Her solution on how to encourage more youth to continue volunteering involves engaging employers of youth volunteers.”

Singapore’s social assistance system is especially under-resourced as the government tries to pass social problems to the private charities, voluntary welfare organisations (VWO) and “social enterprises”. As a result, Singapore faces a growing poverty problem with elderly retirees as the major group appealing for assistance.

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