Jamiyah Singapore signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with NTUC U CARE CENTRE (UCC) at Marsiling Community Centre
last Saturday, 14th January 2017. The initiative is one of its many
efforts to enhance employability of its welfare beneficiaries, on top of
providing welfare services.
Some 23 participants who completed the
Empowering and Caring for our Family programme at Marsiling CC, organised by Jamiyah’s
Community Outreach & Development Department (CODD), are among those who
will benefit from NTUC UCC’s services.
"NTUC U Care Centre is very pleased to partner Jamiyah on this journey to help more of our low-wage workers and their families. We began working with community partners last year and Jamiyah has been very supportive from the start. We look forward to more meaningful stories of workers and families who benefit from the programmes through our partnership," said Mr Zainal Sapari, NTUC Assistant Secretary-General and U Care Centre Director.
Mr Zainal Sapari who is also a Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC signed the MOU with Mr Mohd Yunos Mohd Shariff, Vice President II of Jamiyah Singapore.
"Here at Jamiyah, we ensure that our beneficiaries receive an all-rounded care for their welfare. Besides ensuring that they have sufficient food at home, we also ensure that they are able to get out of the poverty cycle. This collaboration with NTUC UCC complements our ECF programme, and ensures that our beneficiaries can be independent enough to manage their families' well-being on their own." shared Mr Abdul Halim Aliman, Director of CODD.
The event was graced by Mdm Halimah Yaacob, Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, who was the Guest-of-Honour.