Saturday, December 16, 2017

ABCD

Assets based community development. What is right with you? What gifts has God given to you that you can use to improve your life and that of your neighbour? How can the individuals and organisation in your community work together to improve your community? Once the assets have been identified the next question is about needs. How can you use your assets to address those needs and to solve those problems.

Relief, rehabilitation and development

Ensure participation of the affected population in the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the assistance programme. Conduct an initial assessment to provide an understanding of the disaster situation and to determine the nature of the response. Respond when needs of an affected population are unmet by local people or organisation due to their inability or unwillingness to help. Target assistance based on vulnerability and need and provide it equitably and impartially. Aid workers must possess appropriate qualification, attitudes, and experience to plan and effectively implement appropriate assistance programmes.

Response to poverty.

A helpful first step in thinking about working with the poor in any context is to discern whether the situation calls for relief, rehabilitation or development. Relief can be defined as the urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering from natural our man made crisis. Rehabilitation seeks to restore people and communities to the positive elements of their precrisis condition. Development is the process on ongoing change that moves all the people close to being right relationship with God, self, others and the rest of creation.

Work

Work is an act of worship. When people seek to fulfil their callings by glorifying God in their work, praising Him for their gifts and abilities, and seeing both their efforts and its products as an offering to Him, then work is an act of worship to God. On the other hand, when work is done to glorify oneself or merely to achieve more wealth, it becomes a worship of false gods.

Poverty

Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus death and resurrection to put all things into right relationship again.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Newsletter is necessary

Print a monthly newsletter to keep abreast others and to showcase our successes. Promote events, talk about the good already done and profile individual team members to give them well deserved recognition and to put a human face to the organization.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oxygen Concentrators for loan

The Perak Chest Society in partnership with Lahat Road YMCA is providing oxygen concentrators for loan.  The machines are located at 15 Clarke Street (15 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil).

All users are to fill in this document:


PERAK CHEST SOCIETY
178 - 180A  Jalan Pasir Puteh
31650 Ipoh, Perak

Tel: 05-2556302   Fax: 05-2432145 

__________________________________________________________________________________ 



HOME OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR LOAN PROGRAMME


Person or Patient who borrows oxygen concentrator (Users): 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………… 

NRIC No:  ……………………………………… 

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………


                 ………………………………………………………………………………………

Date to return oxygen concentrator: ……….... / ………….. / …………...  

Signature: ……………………………………..


Terms of Agreement between Perak Chest Society and User: 

1.        The home oxygen concentrator loan programme is available to all members of the Perak Chest Society while in stock.  It must be recommended by a doctor and a referral letter is required.
2.        Oxygen therapy must be prescribed by a doctor.  The desired oxygen concentration, flow rate, frequency and duration of oxygen use must be made known and strictly adhered to.
3.        Users are to seek immediate medical advice if their condition worsen after using supplemental oxygen or if they develop side effects from oxygen therapy or while using the oxygen concentrator unit.
 4.        The oxygen concentrator is for medium term use only and must be returned to the Perak Chest Society within one month from the date of borrowing.  
 5.        Users are to use the oxygen concentrator in a proper manner and in accordance with the operating and maintenance instructions given.
 6         Users are not to make any alterations or remove any component from the oxygen concentrator.
7.        All Users must place a deposit of RM500.00.  Upon return of the oxygen concentrator in good working condition the User will be returned RM 400.00.  A charge of RM 100.00 is levied for servicing the machine upon return.  Should the oxygen concentrator be returned damaged the cost of repair will be further deducted from the deposit.
8.        The Perak Chest Society and its Board members will not be liable to the User for any injury, damage or death arising by reason of any defect in the oxygen concentrator or as a result of using the oxygen concentrator.



Witness:

Name: ………………………………………….
Signature: ……………………………………… 

Doctor:
Name: ………………………………………….
Signature: ……………………………………… 

Today’s Date:  …………… /………………/……………..


Publicise an Event

Some tips:
  • Staple a card with information about the event onto existing handout tri fold brochures.
  • Create photo flyers and hang them in places.
  • Keep signs clear and uncluttered.
  • Create custom countdown calendars to give away to generate  excitement and awareness.
  • Create an oversized schedule of events and display it outside the venue several weeks before the event to help people get a sense  of what to expect.
  • Talk up the event.  Call 3 -5 people outside your circle of friends to tell them about the event. Then seek their assistance to inform their circle of friends. 

How to write a grant proposal

First requirement is to identify and develop a project that supports the core mission.

Questions to be answered:
  1. What do you want to do?
  2. How much will this cost?
  3. How long will it take?
  4. Who will benefit from this project and how?
  5. How does teh project fit within the mission of the organisation?
Prepare a good summary of the project followed by details.  Most people will just read the summary and decide whether to read on further.

Perak Chest Society will need a grant to purchase more oxgyen concentrators for loan.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Worship

What is worship? 1. Praise God for who he is. 2. Honor Good for what he does. 3. Thank God for his help.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Healthy Small Group

The continual must do's for a healthy small group.  The SCORE Principles:

SERVE - what you do with one another
CARE - people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care
OTHERS - look at the interest of others
RELATE - improve relationship
ENTHRONE - place God first.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Small Group Growth

Small group growth correlate clearly with:
  1. Amount of time the leader spent with the Lord each day.
  2. Amount of prayer for members. Those leaders who prayed for their members everyday had groups that grew on the average twice as fast as those who only prayed for the members once or twice a week.
  3. Hospitality, social activity and ministry.  The more time a leader and members spent together outside meetings, the faster the groups grew.
  4. Number of visitiors.
  5. Visitor follow up.  It is not surprising to discover that the more visitors a group had, the faster it grew.  However, the research revealed more importantly than the number of visitors a group had, was whether the visitors were followed on.
  6. Raising up leaders.
  7. Clear goals.
  8. Preparation for the meeting.
MEETINGS MUST BE FUN AND ALIVE.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Having a company culture is important.

Culture is the set of shared attitudes, goals, behaviors and values that characterises a group. In a company it adds up to how things get done and influences the entirety of the employees experience and thus the customer experience.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Taman Herba Negeri Perak

I love to grow herbs in my garden.  

I visited Taman Herba Negeri Perak and I am astonished by the number of ornamental plants which also have medicinal value. This park has a large collection of plants which are labelled.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Ideal Volunteer

To recruit volunteers effectively and to ensure the volunteers have the necessary passion and dedication, it is critical to know what we exactly need. To do that we need to create a profile of an ideal volunteer.
List the organisation and its goals.
The ideal volunteer would be hard to come by. Play to people's strengths and actual abilities (rather than perceived strength).
Volunteer profile:bottom line
1. List all the characteristics one is looking for
2. Be specific
3. Match at least 2 of the characteristics
4. Play to people's strength
The mission needs to be very clear.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Urban Sketchers Ipoh opening speech


Salutations

Mr Chin Kok Yan - Chairman, organising committee, Urban Sketchers Ipoh

Mr Phang Chew and Mr Rene Enriquez – sketch artists who will be conducting the Workshops.

On behalf of the Board Members of YMCA Lahat Road, I wish to extend a warm welcome to everyone present here today.

Special Occasion

This is indeed a very special occasion and a great honour for me to be invited by Urban Sketchers Ipoh to launch their impressive Exhibition. Thank you. I must congratulate Mr Chin and his team for working so hard to put up this Exhibition. The sketches are very beautiful. These sketches will immortalise buildings and structures which may be torn down in future. The sketches will then remain as permanent records for our younger generations to appreciate.

Mr Chin will tell you much more about the Vision and Mission of Urban Sketchers Ipoh during his speech.

Today is also a very special day. It is Easter Sunday. Jesus Christ is alive today because he conquered death some 2000 odd years ago. He was nailed to a cross, died and raised from the dead again. He is alive today and remains faithful to His promise of eternal life.

15 Clarke Street

This building is named 15 Clarke Street. Leong Sin Nam built this row of shophouses. My parents and I used to stay at the corner shop after the Japanese Occupation. My early childhood was spent in this neighbourhood.

Upstairs we have the Leong Sin Nam Hall and the Leong Yeow Nyean Library.

Starting next year, every January, the Leong family will be organising the Leong Sin Nam Memorial Lecture and Exhibition. The Leong Sin Nam Exhibition will run for 2 weeks.

TO BE is the name of the registered company here.

YMCA Lahat Road will be conducting its activities here. Please get hold of a YMCA brochure before you leave. You can obtain up to date information from our website and do follow us in Twitter. We shall be starting the IMPACT and DISCOVER programmes next month. Please come and join us. You are encouraged to become YMCA members.

THIS SPACE AND THE HALL ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO ANY NGO OR CHARITABLE ORGANISATION WISHING TO HOLD EXHIITIONS TO SHOWCASE THEIR NOBLE CAUSES.

SJK Min Tet

In a short while I shall be inviting 3 top achievers from SJK Min Tet School to receive their prizes sponsored by the Leong Educare Trust. Next year onwards the prizes will be given away during the LSN Memorial Lecture. Leong Sin Nam founded the school in Falim and my father Leong Yeow Nyean was very supportive of its activities.

Thank you.

Urban Sketchers Ipoh Exhibition


Urban Sketchers Ipoh Exhibition opening programme

11 am
Arrival of Guests

11.20 am
Welcome Speech by Dr Leong Oon Keong
Appreciation speech by Mr Chin Kok Yan
Souvenir Presentation
Prize giving to SJK Min Tet
Close
Refreshments

Monday, April 10, 2017

Urban Sketchers Exhibition press conference


Exhibition will start this Saturday and the official opening is on Easter Sunday. Come and join us. Sketches by artists young and old.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Book Library @ 15 Clarke Street

Donating 120 volumes of children books to 15 Clarke Street to start a Book Library.  A project by TO BE, a newly set up company.  Hope the children will be enriched with knowledge.