A Good Education for Women Means a Good Future
by Rose D. on April 19, 2015 - 5:10pm
On the 18th of April 2015, Singapore’s Women’s Wing of the People Action Party has taken new initiative to help women’s understanding of the basics of finances with the main focus on retirement needs. This initiative called “Top Up With Love” will help women acknowledge government retirement programs and take advantage of them, as there appears to be a big gap between between women's lifetime savings compared to men in the country. Although “Top Up With Love” doesn’t look for educating women in the details of financing, it will certainly help them apprehend it’s general principles to help them save their earnings responsibly for their retirement. Many women in Singapore are home-makers or have dropped out during their prime working age to take care of their family, so it is understandable that they need to carefully manage the savings that they able to get for their future. In general, Women’s Wing new program will improve women’s well-being, support women to fulfil career and family aspirations and help women plan for retirement. The program will also be very accessible for all women who need assistance.
This is very good news for all women in Singapore. They will have a much better understanding on finances and it will certainly enable them to become much more independent. On the other hand, in other countries, women still have no access to any sort of education that will help them understand what plans their government have for them in terms of economy and politics. This causes them to be forced into staying at home to take care of their family and to be completely dependant to their husbands. It is almost as if these women’s futures are men’s decisions to what to make of them. Without education, women will never be able to reach equality with men. The only solution to this is to enable women to have access to essential education, just like what Singapore did to help women plan for their future. Once this essential education is given, women will finally be able to move on to higher quality education and things will hopefully go on for the best.
This article called “PAP Women's Wing to launch financial education program for women” was published the 18th of April 2015 on Channel NewsAsia. Here is a link to the article: