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Caring Heart – Home Visits for Afterlife Memorial Service Applicants [February 2019, March 2019]

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Afterlife Memorial Service is a service provided by Nam Hong Welfare Service Society since 2014. It is a branch from our Caring Heart programme where we provide free Afterlife(Funeral Service) services to the applicants for the Afterlife service. This free Funeral Service are for those who have no relatives, or are poor and destitute, so that they can continue living with the peace of mind and ease of heart.

In February and March 2019, our Caring Heart Staffs visited the some of the homes of the Afterlife applicants to know the applicants better, understand their living situation and health status. We also see if there are ways to help them and to understand if they still want to apply for the Afterlife services.

(NHWSS Care Heart staff: Miss Yanyi)

(From left: Chew Sin Juat, Daud bin Besir , Kasimin bin Busra, NHWSS Care Heart Staff: Mr Lok)

 

 

Caring Hearts – The Act of Giving [31 January 2019]

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31 January 2019 was a special day for Nam Hong Welfare Service Society. With Chinese New Year(CNY) around the corner (Tuesday, 5 Feb 2018),  our Caring Heart team took this opportunity to visit(31 January 2019) and share the festive cheers with our Chinese beneficiaries. This is a yearly CNY gift ration distribution where the rations were gifted to the selected applicants out of the group of elderly applicants from the  “AfterLife Memorial Service” initiated by Nam Hong Welfare Service Society few years back. during this event, Red Ang Baos* were also given to the beneficiaries.

*The red Ang Baos that were being distributed are given by specific donors. Thank You!!!

The activity started in the morning and was divided into 4 groups (3 in Yishun, 1 outside Yishun) which comprised of NHWSS management and administrative staff, our NHWSS Free Medical Clinic Chinese physician, Committee members and was glad to be joined by our Chairman, Mr Stanley Lim in directing the distribution. The 77 houses we visited covered for  the distribution was from Jurong, Singapore to Bedok, Singapore.

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(Pre-Briefing)

Throughout the entire activity, recipients for the CNY gift were delighted and happy when they saw our arrival at their doorstep for the distribution. Our team also took this unique opportunity to continue building on our friendship with the beneficiaries. This activity was not just an act of giving, but also a great and enjoyable experience we had in communicating and understanding the living situation of the applicants.

These home visits also help our Caring Heart team to have a better understanding and be able to come up with better formulated focus aids, making them more effective and meaningful.

We observed there were unorganised personal items, broken kitchen cabinets, broken floor mats etc. These observations were noted down and we will visit on another day to help them.

 

(“Happy CNY!”.  Our Nam Hong Caring Heart team conducting periodic home visits of our beneficiaries)

 

In conjunction with the CNY gift ration distribution activity that was held on 31 January 2019, another group of selected elderly applicants from the “AfterLife Memorial Service” were being invited by the Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School (AISS) to join in their CNY Eve school celebration on 4 February 2019.

 

Caring Hearts – Standing by you [4 February 2019]

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In conjunction with the CNY gift ration distribution activity that was held on 31 January 2019, another group of selected elderly applicants from the “AfterLife Memorial Service” were being invited by the Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School (AISS) to join in their CNY Eve school celebration on 4 February 2019.

The event kicked off at around 9am with a group of AISS students accompanied with their school teachers assisting and guiding the elderly on a short walk from NHWSS to their school located not far away from our centre.

 

The elderly had enjoyed an enjoyable performance at the school and their CNY celebration ended with a lion dance which captivated all the audience with the present of the God of Fortune to heightened up the entire event.  The activity wrapped up with the CNY gift distribution to the elderly after coming back to our centre.

It was very much appreciated and grateful to see the continuation of this activity with AISS to be held yearly, with the generous sponsors and donors from the public and everyone out there who’ve contributed towards this good cause.

We thank AISS for the invitation and assistance given throughout the event and our staff and the committee members, especially our Chairman, Mr. Stanley Lim for his presence.

Part 2: Annual Feast for 600 Elderly & Awarding of Bursaries [25 Nov 2018]

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Besides our annual Feast for the beneficiaries, bursaries are also awarded on the 25 November 2018. They are given to students (Primary and Secondary Schools), to encourage them to strive forward with greater vigour despite their disadvantaged conditions.

(Some of our awardees and their families)

(Filling up our Bellies)

A total of 45 students from both primary and secondary school students received the Nam Hong bursary awards.

For Primary School:

The bursaries for the Primary School levels were given out by our current Vice-chairman, Mr Koh Hock Siong BBM.

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(Mr Koh Hock Siong BBM, Current Vice Chairman of NHWSS Management Committee )

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(Getting Ready… In 3…2…1…)

Here we go…

 

For Secondary School:

The bursaries for the Secondary School levels were given out by our current Chairman, Mr Lim See Sing.

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(Mr Lim See Sing, Current Chairman of NHWSS)

(Getting Ready… In 3…2…1…)

Part 1:

Annual Feast for 600 Elderly & Awarding of Bursaries Part 1 [25 Nov 2018]

Part 1: Annual Feast for 600 Elderly & Awarding of Bursaries [25 Nov 2018]

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Nam Hong Annual Care Heart Dinner Venue

(Our Nam Hong Care Heart Team Setting Up the Venue)

 

 

 

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(Our Nam Hong Care Team & Volunteers packing the rice for the beneficiaries) 

(Our Volunteers welcoming Mr K. Shanmugam)

We were deeply honoured to have Home Affairs & Law Minister Mr K. Shanmugam as our Guest of Honour.

This is an annual dinner where 600 beneficiaries and elderly were selected from our list of beneficiaries. They are treated to a feast and to a night of entertainment.

The entire cost of the dinner and the red packets that will be distributed was paid for by specific donors. Thank You!!

(Our beneficiaries registering at the counters)

What’s different:

To not let our invited guests wait too long in the queue, we also have our volunteers walk around to help with the registrations using their mobile phones.

(Our volunteers walking around helping with the registrations) 
 

 (Our beneficiaries being escorted to their seats after registration)

(Having Fun! Q & A with our host)

(Singing with their Hearts! *Applause !!*)

 

(Say Cheese!!!)

(Makan!!!)

 

(Interacting with one another)

 

(Our guests welcoming Mr Shanmugam)

(Lion Dance Performance)

Towards the end of the dinner, Ang Baos were given out to our guests. The red Ang Baos were that were distributed to the beneficiaries were given by specific donors.

(Ang Baos given out)

(Yum….Seng!!!)

 

We would like to thank Mr K. Shanmugam for visiting every table greeting our invited guests despite feeling under the weather.

Dry rations were also distributed to our beneficiaries. Our beneficiaries also received the rice that were donated during our Charity fair. These rations were also given by our donors.

Our 1st Charity Fair @ Northpoint City [31 August 2018 to 2 Sept 2018]

 

(Pre-briefing)

(Dry Rations distributed)

(Say “Cheese!”.  Nam Hong Staff and Volunteers)

We would like to say “Thank You” to the generous sponsors for making this event possible.

 

Last but not least, “Thank you” to our Volunteers and Behind the Scene teams. We appreciate your time and help.

 

 

Part 2:

Annual Feast for 600 Elderly & Awarding of Bursaries Part 2 [25 Nov 2018]

Caring Heart – Celebrating Deepavali & Home Visit [2nd Nov 2018]

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With Deepavali around the corner (6 Nov 2018), our Caring Heart team took this opportunity to visit(2nd Nov 2018) our Indian beneficiaries. To share the festive cheers with them, our team gave the beneficiaries (needy and elderly) Purple Ang Baos* and dry rations. These needy and elderly beneficiaries were selected from our group of registered clients from our Afterlife Memorial Service programme.

*The purple Ang Baos were that were distributed were given by specific donors. Thank You!!!

(“Happy Deepavali!”.  Our Nam Hong Caring Heart team conducting periodic home visits of our beneficiaries)

 

Our team also took this unique opportunity to continue building on our friendship with the beneficiaries. During this visit, we also pay attention to their living conditions, surrounding environments and to check on their health. We also observe if they show signs of emotional isolation. A record will kept for future assessments and follow ups.

These home visits also help our Caring Heart team to have a better understanding and be able to come up with better formulated focus aids, making them more effective and meaningful.

Caring Heart – Home Visit & Break Fast Dinner

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The Caring Heart team from Nam Hong Welfare Service Society will conduct a periodic home visit to our registered clients or the beneficiaries. Since Ramadan is around the corner, the team take this opportunity to pay a visit to our Muslim beneficiaries (from the afterlife programme) as well as giving out dry rations to them.

The team takes this opportunity to have some fellowship with the beneficiaries. At the same time paying attention to their living condition, surrounding environment and to check if the beneficiary has shown any sign of emotional isolation.

After the visitation, the team keeps a record for future assessment and to come out with more formulated focus aids in order to make our Caring Heart more effective and meaningful.

On 7th June, these beneficiaries have been invited to Jinjja Chicken at Northpoint City to break-fast with us.