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…)
BERITAMediacorp paid our Bazaar Beli-Belah a visit earlier today! Do tune in to the news later this evening at 8pm on Suria channel, where two of our micro business owners, Mdm Samaton of Dapur Express and Mr Othman of O'my MustBite will be featured! 😊
#AMPMicroBiz #EncikTanSG #BazaarBeliBelah #westmallsg (more…)
We are pleased to join Fei Siong Group's Encik Tan Singapore in their upcoming Bazaar Beli-Belah at the Atrium of West Mall Shopping Centre on 3 to 9 April 2017, where some of our Micro Business Programme alumni will be selling their products.
Do come by and support our local entrepreneurs and businesses! (more…)
A Ray of Light in the Darkness
Alhamdulillah, we have raised more than $130,000 through our telepoll campaign on MediaCorp Radio Station Warna 94.2FM in aid of the Adopt a Family & Youth Scheme (AFYS) over the past four weeks.
However, we are still $20,000 short of our target of $150,000 needed to help the families under AFYS.
With your support and generous contribution, the families under AFYS will be assisted in their journey towards achieving self-reliance through various economic empowerment and socio-educational programmes.
Most importantly, we are helping these families strengthen their family unit.
Our telepoll lines will be open for donations till 24 July 2017.
You can still lend your support by calling:
1900 112 4020 (for $20 donation)
1900 112 4050 (for $50 donation)
Join us in our efforts to uplift the socio-economic status of underprivileged families.
Help spread the word to aid our cause. Your generosity will be most appreciated.