Good morning everyone! We have just completed our 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM), during which our members elected the following three new directors into AMP's Board of Directors (BOD) The new directors are:
a. Mr Hazni Aris
b. Dr Hishamuddin Badaruddin
c. Ms Zarina Yusof
Mr Hazni Aris, 40, is a Business Development Manager at TokioMarine Life and is also currently serving as President of Young AMP, the youth wing of AMP.
Dr Hishamuddin Badaruddin, 46, is a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Health and is presently a Director of MERCU Learning Point, an AMP subsidiary.
Ms Zarina Yusof, 44, is an Associate Director with Temasek Foundation and has over 20 years of career experience in the public, broadcast, education and healthcare sectors.
In accordance with our Consititution, our two longest-serving directors, Mr Phiroze Abdul Rahman and Dr Mohd Nawab Mohd Osman, retired at the AGM, after serving for six and four years on the BOD respectively. The BOD had also accepted the resignation of Mr Muhd Shamir Abdul Rahim prior to the AGM.
On behalf of the AMP Community, we'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mr Phiroze, Dr Mohamed Nawab and Mr Shamir for their contribution and dedication to AMP through the years. We'd also like to offer our heartiest congratulations to Mr Hazni, Dr Hisham, and Ms Zarina and welcome them to the AMP family!
Have a good Saturday everyone! (more…)
According to the WHO, our current life expectancy of 83.1 years is the third highest in the world, behind Japan and Switzerland.
The increase in life expectancy is a reflection of our progress in human welfare.
Here are three useful life lessons as dispensed by an octogenarian and a prominent figure in Singapore.
We're currently running an Arnold's Charity Drive to raise funds towards the Singapore Muslim Education Fund (SMEF) to benefit more students in need.
Join our cause by purchasing coupons, which are redeemable for a set of Arnold's spring chicken meal each.
Alternatively, you may also pay it forward and purchase the meals for the beneficiaries under our various social service programmes.
You can purchase the coupons here: ampsg.typeform.com/to/kisczq
We thank you in advance for your support! 🙂 (more…)
While parents often ensure that their kids are well-behaved in public, it’s also essential to recognise that 'bad' behaviour is part and parcel of being a child.
Here are some pro tips on how to deal with kids behaving badly in public.
AMP's Response to the Terrorism-Related Arrests under the Internal Security Act (ISA)
AMP is concerned with the recent terrorism-related arrests of members of the Muslim community, namely, Abu Thalha bin Samad, Adzrul Azizi bin Bajuri and Munavar Baig Amina Begam.
Their radical views are not, in general, representative of the views of Muslims in Singapore and abroad.
It is our hope the arrests will not cause the non-Muslim community to perceive Muslims negatively. Maintaining racial and religious harmony in Singapore is important to the Malay/Muslim community here and we reject any efforts that could potentially harm this harmony.
These arrests have highlighted the need to acquire knowledge from credible and accredited sources. The rigorous efforts made by the Islamic religious community in Singapore to address this thus far are commendable. At the same time, we believe that what is equally important is to dispel misconceptions about the religion by both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
AMP has recently launched the Ask Me Anything series, which is aimed at promoting meaningful and authentic exchanges among people of various faiths in Singapore. It offers a platform for them to engage in deep and honest conversations on matters such as faith. The series this year focuses on Islam and common misconceptions on Islam. It allows non-Muslims and Muslims to come together and discuss and dispel any myths about Islam to enable them to understand one another better. Our next event is the Ask Me Anything Conference, which will be held on Saturday 18 November.
It is our hope that events such as this, as well as events organised by other organisations with the aim of promoting racial and religious understanding will go a long way in preserving the peace and harmony that we have enjoyed thus far. (more…)
Short but impactful talk by volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos on how we shouldn't wait to be a hero.
"Don't wait. Don't wait until you make your first million to make a difference in somebody's life. If you have something to give, give it now."
"Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life , but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one."
We celebrate the achievements of our 23 participants of this year's Micro Business Programme today as they graduated from the six-month long programme.
Among them are three recipients of our AMP Capital Grant: Mdm Site Romnah Omar, who provides bridal tailoring and customisation services, as well as started a ready-to-wear line of clothing; Mdm Khatija Begum Abdul Hameed, who offers cookies and muruku; and Mdm Ameerah Omar Talib, who specialises in traditional Malay delicacies.
We congratulate and wish the best to all graduates in their entrepreneurial journey! 🙂 (more…)
Not all families bond in good times. Some grow closer amid adversity and even estrangement.
Here's a good read on how some families forged closer ties during the hard times.
In this article, parenting specialist, Ms Sarah Chua, also offers some tips on healthy communication and conflict resolution within the family.
#MotivationMonday Imagine you were asked to invent something new. That kind of creative freedom sounds so liberating, or ...does it?
As it turns out, boundless freedom isn't always helpful. In reality, any project is restricted by many factors called 'creative constraints' — the requirements and limitations we have to address to accomplish a goal.
In this video, STEM-education specialist, Brandon Rodriguez, explains how creative constraints actually help drive discovery and innovation.
#MotivationMonday: Congratulations, you've just achieved a goal you've been working towards for two years!
Someone asks you, 'How does it feel?'
Kind of anti-climactic, you feel.
Psychologist, Adam Atler, says that this scenario is quite common among those who have achieved even the highest benchmarks in business, athletics, or art and it's because the goal setting process is broken.
In this video, he suggests swapping quantitative goals for qualitative systems that nourish you psychologically, and are independently rewarding each time you do them.
#MotivationMonday: In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers.
Here's organisational psychologist, Adam Grant, breaking down these personalities and offering simple strategies to keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share and promote a culture of generosity.
RFS TELEPOLL CAMPAIGN 2017
READY FOR THE FUTURE
Alhamdulillah, through your support and generous contributions, we've raised more than $144,000 in aid of our Ready for School (RFS) Fund during the blessed month of Ramadhan with help from our friends at Mediacorp Radio Ria 89.7FM.
The funds will be channelled towards benefiting more deserving students from less privileged background in our community.
Our telepoll lines will be open till 21 November 2017.
You can still lend your support by calling:
1900 112 4001 (for $10 donation)
1900 112 4005 (for $50 donation)
All proceeds will go towards fulfilling the educational needs of these students.
We wish you a meaningful and joyous Aidilfitri festivity. 🙂
Why does your contribution towards our Ready for School (RFS) Fund matters?
This animated video shows how we assist less privileged students in their educational pursuit.
When you contribute to RFS, you not only give access to a world of possibilities for the child from a low-income household, you also support in building a better future for his or her family.
Call to donate to RFS today:
1900 112 4001 ($10)
1900 112 4005 ($50)
Visit www.amp-rfs.sg to find out more about the Fund. (more…)
READY FOR THE FUTURE
This Ramadan, we open the opportunity for you to contribute towards less privileged students in their educational pursuit through the Ready for School (RFS) Fund.
Partnering Mediacorp Radio's Ria 89.7FM , you can listen to the stories of adversities from the interviews with recipients of the Fund throughout this blessed month.
Help us realise their dreams and aspirations by calling:
1900 112 4001 ($10 donation)
1900 112 4005 ($50 donation)
Your support for their educational needs can change their future.
Social workers have it tough. Their lives often revolve around others and the work that they do sometimes consumes them emotionally. But they are driven by their passion to help others and often feel rewarded when those under their care do well and gain self-reliance.
As we celebrate our colleagues from AMP's Social Services Division, here is a look into a typical day in the life of case officer, Ms Suhailah Sapuan, who works with families under AMP's Adopt a Family & Youth Scheme (AYFS).
For full video, visit https://youtu.be/yMAt-RzKxrE.
Do subscribe and like the video on our Youtube Channel! (more…)
#MotivationMonday: Writer and designer, Graham Hill, lays out the facts in this short video: we have more stuff than we’ve ever had in history, yet many of us are far from happy. At times, we buy way more than we need.
His recommendation is simple: we need to edit our life – just like writing. When we are not weighed down by our possessions, we have more freedom (and more money!) to pursue the activities, experiences, and memories that truly matter to us.
Also, tune in to Mediacorp Radio WARNA 94.2FM this Thursday, 18 May at 5.00pm where our officers from AMP Debt Advisory Centre will share their thoughts on the importance of financial literacy, especially among youths. (more…)
Join our Marriage Hub's second installment of its signature Counsellors' High Tea series this year, as we explore what may cause family violence in young marriages with invited guest, Ms Adisti Jailani, Acting Principal Social Worker at the Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence (PAVE).
RSVP your details to Mdm Norsiah at [email protected] by 12 May 2017 to confirm your attendance.
We hope to see you there! (more…)
#ICYMI: The second instalment of our AMP-Encik Tan Singapore's Bazaar Beli-Belah is now at Waterway Point.
You can browse through an array of offerings from our Micro Business Programme alumni, who will be there till 30 April.
Thanks The Halal Food Blog and Halalfoodhunt.com for gracing our launch yesterday! 🙂 (more…)
AMP senior manager Hameet Khanee told The Sunday Times that easy access to narcotics has contributed to the increase in the number of Malay drug abusers.
Highlighting that some drugs are easily available online, she added: "Current awareness programmes and drug prevention campaigns should be enhanced, especially those targeted at schools.
"More effort should go into enhancing the role of the family as the main avenue of support and educator. This is particularly more important for families where both parents are working and supervision is minimal."
In a move to reach out to Malay/Muslim drug offenders who are still behind bars and their families, AMP launched last month its new Development and Reintegration Programme.
Madam Hameet said there are two phases in this initiative. The first one has 10 sessions covering topics on reflection, strengthening families, financial literacy, work-related skills and new beginnings.
These are designed to complement the programmes that are currently being offered by the Singapore Prison Service.
The second phase focuses on after-care, with case work services for inmates and their families.
There are 23 inmates and families in the pilot run. The goal is to support up to 100 inmates and their families over a year.
– extracted from The Sunday Times, 16 April 2017: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/malay-groups-roll-out-programmes-to-give-help (more…)