President Halimah Yacob met with the National Day Parade 2018 funpack artists on 26 June 2018. This year’s Funpack designs are done by students from 18 Special Education Schools. It is especially significant as it shows that each and every one of us as Singaporeans has a part to play, and can contribute.
On 1 July during Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day, President Halimah Yacob visited and thanked all the servicemen and servicewomen for their commitment and contributions to the nation’s defence.
The President’s Challenge has set aside $10 million over the next five years for a new “Empowering for Life Fund” to empower vulnerable groups. The new President’s Challenge Empowering for Life Fund will fund programmes to help the less fortunate, in the areas of skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. It will focus on supporting customised, dedicated services to the most vulnerable groups, and facilitate their integration into society.
President Halimah Yacob invited children, youths and caregivers from various social service organsiations to her first Hari Raya Istana Open House.
President Halimah Yacob delivered a speech and launched the RSAF50 Celebrations at the Singapore Airshow 2018. She congratulated the RSAF on its success and achievements over the past 50 years and is condifent that the RSAF will continue to keep Singapore safe and secure.