Meet Danie Afiq Bin Salimuka, a 20-year-old student currently attending Higher Nitec at ITE Collage West, and is a recipient of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) Education Financial Assistance Scheme.

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This scheme provides school allowance grants and bursaries to alleviate the financial burden of school-going children and youths whose families are impacted by cancer.

Danie’s mother, Mdm Afizah is a SCS beneficiary, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal and liver cancer in 2017.

He recollects the time when he found out about his mother’s diagnosis. “I was in shock and my mind went blank. Somehow I managed to tell her to be strong. We always saw our mother as someone who is strong. She proved us right in the fight against cancer. Seeing her pull through I felt more motivated to do her proud,” said Danie.

Danie also shared that he feels more appreciative of his mother’s company and he tries to spend more time with her as well.

His mother’s condition also increased their financial burden. Mdm Afizah’s was already unemployed due to other medical conditions. Therefore Danie’s father is the family’s sole breadwinner. With the hospital bills accumulating it was hard making ends meet.

He said, “I am grateful for the $150 monthly allowance that the scheme provides. It helps with my pocket money for food and transport. This at least takes the burden off my parents.”

His message to other youths whose families have been impacted by cancer is to stay strong and not lose hope.

About SCS Help the Children and Youth Programme
SCS Help the Children and Youth Programme (HCYP) first began in 2009 in an effort to support and improve the lives of children affected by cancer. HCYP comprises of the Education Financial Assistance Scheme, Bursary Awards, Tuition Programme, and the Youth and Family Engagement Programmes.

Find out more about HCYP here https://bit.ly/2lUtXq4 or call 1800-727-3333

About the SCS Education Financial Assistance Scheme
The cancer journey can be especially challenging for children and youths as they struggle to find meaning and purpose in their circumstances. SCS provides school allowance grants and bursaries to alleviate the financial burden of school-going children and youths whose families are impacted by cancer.

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2mq8ipV

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