- National Day Observance Program with West Coast CCC Chairman as GOH, was conducted on 12th August 2017. The event was organised to bring the residents together, to celebrate the Nation’s progress as one people, regardless of racial or language differences. We had collaborated with Tanglin Secondary School Scouts Unit for the setting-up of the flagpole and commencement of the flag raising and pledge taking ceremony. Subsequently, event evolved to be carnival-like, where there was something to offer to participants ranging from children to the elderly, namely ‘Meditation Session’ by the Sahaja Yoga volunteers, ‘Coloring Contest’ for children, ‘Lucky Draw’ contest for adults, ‘Robotics’ booth display by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s student volunteers from School of Engineering, and ‘Popcorn’ and ‘Candyfloss’ stations which drew good attention. This event was firstly a prelude to the center’s official re-launch in September 2017, and secondly an opportunity to meet and introduce the proposed programs to the residents for a start.
- ‘Launching of Community Initiatives at Jamiyah @ West Coast’ was launched on 10th September 2017. Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr Iswaran was the GOH. MOUs were signed with prestigious organizations and intuitions like Ngee Ann Poly (School of Engineering), NTU-Welfare Services Club, The Green Apple Project (Motivational Training Company), Singapore Silat Federation (SFF), and a Charted certificate was also presented to Jamiyah Toastmasters Club by the Toastmasters International. The Silat Athletes who did us proud at the 2017 SEA GAMES were given a token of appreciation by the GOH on behalf of Jamiyah Singapore. Certificates were also presented to the participants and trainers for the Phase 1 of Robotics Program. Parents’ talk was conducted by the motivational speaker from TGAP where parents were given some advise and tips on parenting wrt to communication and bonding. The second part of the event was the official re-launch and visiting of the booths and activities by GOH accompanied by officials and invited guests. Mural Art was launched by the GOH and President of Jamiyah Singapore as part of the revitalization of the center. Educational booth on Robotics was conducted by student volunteers from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with an impressive display of drones used for competition. On-line learning session using laptops was conducted by JNH staff for students where they were introduced to various online portals that combined learning through games. Early Childhood session was conducted for participants with pre-school children to keep them entertained and engaged with colouring and fun activities. Around 240 books on a range of topics and genera were put on display via NLB’s DIY-Read Initiative to encourage children and youth to basically ‘pick up a book and read!’. Smart TV with X-Box console and internet access was also available with comfortable seating for recreational purposes. Complimentary refreshments from McDonalds, and Popcorn and Candy-Floss stations added a carnival vibe to atmosphere. Free Tui Na Massage sessions were also conducted by student volunteers from a training school for the participants among others. The event was covered by both print and digital media. In a nutshell, the event was very ministerial and fruitful!
- Meditation program in collaboration with Sahaja Yoga volunteers. This is a weekly programme conducted every Friday (7.30pm to 8.30pm) in a classroom setting. Participants are taught the breathing and cleansing and destressing techniques. The programs had good response from the participants and has completed 11 weeks since 11th August 2017.
- Fridays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
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- NTU Mentoring program in collaboration with NTU-Welfare Services Club. This weekly program commence from 28th August to 9th Oct 2017, and was conducted on Mondays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The NTU undergrads conducted free mentoring sessions for secondary school students on core subjects like Math, Physics, Chemistry and Humanities subjects.
- Mondays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
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- Weekly Counselling Sessions are conducted in collaboration with CODD, as part of Jamiyah’s efforts to decentralize some of its services. Counsellors are able to offer counselling for individuals and couples. Clients are mainly referred by external agencies and organizations. However, those who require one on one counselling session for any issues, ranging from behavioural, family, parenting or motivational matters, may contact Jamiyah and request for an appointment, at least a week in advance.
- Fridays 3pm to 6pm
- Robotics Program in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The first cycle of the 3 session program was conducted on 22nd, 29th July and 5th Aug 2017. Participants were given an introduction to electronics and programming basics, and assembly of robots and manoeuvre through Bluetooth technology. This was one of the pilot programs for JWC in partnership with Masjid Hasanah.
- Robotics Program in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The second cycle of the Robotics program commenced on 28th October 2017 with participants totalling 11 for session 1 and saw a good number of participants mainly primary school students from Clementi / West Coast area, for the remaining 2 session on the 4th and 18th November 2017.
- Excel in PSLE Program in collaboration with volunteers and JNH Crest Team. This was an intensive program designed to coach participants and drill them with topic based questions to do their best for PSLE. The program commenced on 28th Aug to 2nd Oct 2017. Mondays through Fridays 5pm to 7pm covering English, Maths and Science subjects.
- Mondays through Fridays, 28th to 3rd Oct 2017
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- Student Study Area Initiative. This is an initiative to provide a positive environment for students to spend their after school hours, and also for them to prepare for their upcoming examinations. In view of this initiative, the centre is opened from 2.00pm to 11.30pm since 28th August 2017. Students get to use free Wi-Fi, printing of notes and materials, access to online resource, light refreshments from Pantry, X-Box for recreation and a variety of books borrowed from NLB (via the DIY-Read Program) as part of students’ recreational needs to keep them engaged in a positive environment.
- Mondays through Saturdays,
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- LASALLE Arts Workshop. This program was conducted by a team of students from LASALLE College of Arts. Frottage and Clay moulding sessions were conducted on Fridays 6th and 13th Oct 2017 4pm to 5.30pm, and on Saturdays 7th and 14th October 2017 11am to 12.30pm respectively. The sessions had good response from the children at the playground nearby the centre.
- Food Ration Distribution is conducted bimonthly at JWC as a part of Jamiyah’s efforts to decentralize some of its services, to better serve the needs of the community in general. 10kg to 20kg of rice packets and a range of dry rations are given to around 60 beneficiaries and their families each session, to lighten their burden. This is to allow them to better use their expenses on other meaningful ways like skills upgrade and children’s educational needs.