PERKEMAS was founded on the 26th of December 1969 with aims to cater to the well-being of the Singaporean students residing in Egypt.
The abbreviation PERKEMAS is Malay for The Singaporean Students Welfare Assembly in Cairo, Egypt.
PERKEMAS’ dynamics are currently based primarily in its Markas (centre) situated in the Seventh District, Nasr City, Building 6, Nasr Khisru Street, Apartment 3 & 4, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
The first student union to lead PERKEMAS was former Grand Mufti of Singapore Ustaz Syed Isa bin Mohamed Semait. With the noble efforts of his Eminence and his peers, PERKEMAS continue to exist as of date.