Achievements

This prestigious award is organised by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre since 2011 and is Singapore’s first dedicated platform to honour outstanding healthcare professionals who have delivered quality care and excellent service to patients. SNM is honoured that our healthcare professionals and services are recognised as valued partners in the healthcare landscape of Singapore who are willing to go the extra mile for the patients and beneficiaries under our care.

2022 – 69 Gold and 32 Silver

2021 – 75 Healthcare Heroes

2020 – 19 Gold and 32 Silver

2019 – 1 Gold and 23 Silver

SNM won the award for Best Active Ageing Programme – Community, in partnership with Cycling Without Age Singapore for ‘Moving Generations’ at the finale of the 9th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2021 on December 3rd, 2021.

We were also finalists in two other categories: Best Dementia Care Programme and Best Day Centre Operator.

SNM would like to thank our community partners, our volunteers from Cycling Without Age, and our dedicated staff who made this all possible! SNM will keep striving do our best to become a charity of choice for the community, regardless of race, language, or religion!

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has awarded Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) [SNM] the contract to manage a second nursing home facility in Yishun for an initial period of 3 years. The new nursing home will be situated along Yishun Ave 6 and has an estimated capacity of over 300 beds. As the health and social services landscape continue to evolve, SNM aims to support the national vision of progressing as one by ensuring that all its institutions and services remain robust and accessible to all Singaporeans – especially the vulnerable.

A monument called ‘Momentary Monument’ was unveiled on 16 February at Block 313 Sembawang Drive as a reminder to Singaporeans of the nation’s development from a “mud-flat, swamp” to a “metropolis”. 2 Those were the words uttered by founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on Sept 12, 1965, in his historic speech “From Mudflats To Metropolis”, close to the marker near Block 312 Sembawang Drive, which used to be the former Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore). 3 Mr MK Bhasi, former President of the Mission in 1965 who hosted Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Mission during the delivery of his speech, was also present at the launch alongside other members who witnessed the famous ‘Never Fear’ speech.

SNM is one of the 81 benefitting agencies supported by the President’s Challenge 2022 for the Helping Hands Plus Programme with an allocation of $98,800. The SNM Helping Hands Project is a community initiative jointly developed with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), with the aim of raising awareness in the community, specifically in the Indian community on mental health and wellness.

This year’s President’s Challenge focuses on ‘Supporting Lower-Income Families’ and aims to empower them with skills and opportunities to help them emerge stronger from the pandemic. 

Congratulations to Team SNM for their hard work in achieving this!

Congratulations to Mrs Carol Chong, Mr Owen Tan, Mr Derek Ong and Ms Sharon Khoo, the four winners of the Silent Heroes award! The winners were chosen from 52 nominees, of which, 13 were shortlisted as finalists and 4 were chosen to be award recipients. Out of the 4 winners, we are honoured that 2 of them are active volunteers with SNM! 
 
Mrs Carol Chong won the Compassionate Foreigner award for her multiple volunteering activities in bringing our residents out on trips within the neighbourhood, being a tele-befriender and leading seniors in daily exercises. She continues to lend her support as our volunteer and our seniors look forward to spending their time with her.
 
Mr Owen Tan won the Inspiring Youth award for his activities with Cycling Without Age (CWA), spreading joy to seniors by bringing them out on cycling rides which brought about a refreshing change of pace and environment. Our seniors from the Nursing Home and Senior Care Centres actively participates in CWA’s ‘Moving Generations’ programme, where Mr Owen had piloted them on trishaw rides during these sessions.

 

Thank you, Mrs Carol and Mr Owen for your meaningful contributions to the community and our warmest congratulations on winning the well-deserved awards!

Our heartfelt congratulations to our beneficiaries, Mdm Pandithurai Parimala and Mdm Rajeswari for making it to the top 5 finalists at the 29th Exemplary Mother Award (EMA). The award is organised by Jamiyah Singapore to recognise mothers from all walks of life for their selfless dedication to their families.

We are excited to share that Mdm Pandithurai Parimala took the EMA title this year and was presented with the award by President Halimah Yacob, who graced the event. Mdm Parimala participated in SNM’s Community Programmes such as Lend a Hand, a programme aimed at young single-parent households, which aids in provision of food and household necessities, Smile with You, a skill development programme, and the 100=50 grocery support programme.

We hope to continue building the journey forward for our beneficiaries and empower them to being their aspirations to fruition!

About the Awards

​The Charity Transparency Award (CTA) and Charity Governance Awards (CGA) recognises charities that have adopted good transparency and governance standards. An initiative of the Charity Council, the awards aim to promote good transparency and governance in the charity sector by acknowledging the excellent work of charities, while inspiring others to emulate their best practices.

First launched in 2015, the Charity Transparency Framework (CTF) aimed to improve transparency and accountability in the charity sector. The CTF with its Charity Disclosure Scorecard acts as a guide to help charities take active steps to improve charity transparency. The scorecard also serves as a self-diagnostic tool for charities to assess themselves against identified good disclosures standards. It is not mandatory.

To qualify for the Charity Transparency Awards, charities must meet the following criteria:​

  • Be a registered charity and/or an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) which has been in operation in Singapore for at least three years;​
  • Have submitted their Annual reports (AR), Financial Statements (FS) and Governance Evaluation Checklist (GEC) on time for the two immediate preceding financial years; and​
  • Have gross annual receipts of not less than $50,000 in the immediate preceding financial year.

SNM has won the Charity Transparency Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2022, and remains committed to good governance practices.