Tan Jun Yi
Ms Tan Jun Yi, Head (Community Sports) feels that PA has given her a unique working experience to be a catalyst to bring people of all walks of life together to foster friendship and bonding through sports. More
Edwin Yap Chee Kian
Mr Edwin Yap, Head (Community Arts - Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and hopes he is able to help them in one way or another through his work. More
Gerald Tan Chuan Chong
Mr Gerald Tan, Senior Constituency Director of Mountbatten Constituency Office shares with us how an internship with the People’s Association inspired him to make a positive impact on society. More
Shahrel Shawall Hamid
Shahrel Shawall Hamid, a trainer with PA’s Water-Venture outlet used to be water phobic but fell in love with the sea when he was "forced" to join a kayaking activity during a camping trip in 1992. His love for the sea propelled him to be a trainer with Water-Venture ten years ago where he taught kayaking and sea rafting to student groups and young adults.
"I am happy to share my love for water sports activities with the public," said the father of two. His passion and dedication as a trainer won him the 2009 Most Active Trainer Award.
As a PA trainer, Shahrel could see how the popularity of kayaking and sea rafting had increased over the years. He attributed the growing popularity to the nature of these sports which are best enjoyed as a group.
"The sea brings peace to me. After kayaking, I am more relaxed and energetic and prepared to face the future challenges," Shahrel remarked.
Deputy Constituency Director, Kebun Baru Constituency Office @ Kebun Baru CC, Wendy Zeng, is passionate about improving the quality of life of the elderly.
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Muralitharan Kathaperumal, Manager (Community Impact Programmes), enjoys helping participants realise their potential. (Copyright 2010 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.)
Ang Ying Hin
I joined PA as an Assistant Constituency Manager (ACM) because I enjoy working and interacting with people. As an ACM, I work closely with my grassroots volunteers in organising outreach programmes for the residents to participate in and to get to know one another, thereby promoting social cohesion, racial harmony and community bonding.
One of my most memorable projects was the National Day dinner held in my constituency in 2008. I was given the task of organising an eight-course dinner for nearly 2,000 people and to oversee the 3-hour entertainment programme. At the end of the event, I had residents coming to me with their feedback, telling me how much they had enjoyed themselves. I derived great satisfaction, seeing how my contribution has led to the success of this event and it motivated me to work even harder.
I am thankful that this job has given me many opportunities to meet and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. It has also taught me to be more culture-sensitive and to see things from different perspectives. Everyone has a part to play in the community and I am happy to know that I am involved in a part that brings people together.
Lim Hui Shan
When I first joined the People's Association (PA), the most common question that I encountered was – "Why PA?" It seemed like the impression that most people have of PA is that it only manages community centres, holds activities for senior citizens and organises cultural events like the Chingay Parade.
As a fresh overseas graduate with a Bachelor degree in Arts majoring in Behavioural Studies and Criminology, what did I see myself doing in PA?.
I knew that I wanted a job that was versatile, diverse and not desk-bound; where I could pick up new skills as well. Although I had not been deeply involved with my community, joining PA as an Assistant Constituency Manager (ACM) has provided me a good opportunity to know the local community and understand our society better.
After joining, I learnt that PA involved much more than what I had originally expected. In my role, I took part in grassroots meetings and I support grassroots events where I meet residents from all walks of life. I also gained valuable and insightful experiences from accompanying the Adviser on his house visits. Being a facilitator during these visits gave me great satisfaction, especially when I see the needs of residents being raised and met.
Though my scope of work can be challenging at times, I find this job extremely meaningful. I have learnt that being able to exercise different skills and having the heart to serve the community are the keys to getting this job done successfully with much fulfillment.
The Ang Sisters
Three sisters find fulfilment and job satisfaction in their work in the People's Association.
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Head over heels for great outdoors
Evan Choe chose to be an OBS Instructor with the People's Association even though he has a degree in IT.
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Helping the needy to help themselves
Her desire to help the needy led Ms Rae Tan Siew Boey to join the South East CDC as Senior Manager (Social Assistance).
Ms Fu Shuyi, Group Constituency Director (Jurong GRC and Yuhua SMC), enjoys working for a harmonious and united community. Read more on what drives her to achieve job satisfaction in the Straits Times story.