Saturday, 16 June 2007
The kindness of SIA staff and crew
Over 100 staff have volunteered to participate in projects with the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled (MINDS). The wives of 14 expatriate pilots also sewed several "Friendship Quilts" which were raffled for MINDS, which is SIA's adopted charity. The SIA Community Service Club actively works with MINDS Youth Group in organising weekend activities and other social events. It is also active in community work with old folk's and children's homes. As part of their training curriculum, SIA cabin crew trainees have to participate in community service. Last year, seventeen batches of trainees visited seven MINDS Employment Development Centres and seven old folk's homes. The Lions Home for the Elderly, Sree Narayanan Mission and the Society for the Aged Sick were among some of the old folks homes visited. The Cabin Crew Division held its annual Senior Citizens Party on 13 November last year at the SIA Training Centre. A total of 146 senior citizens from the Toa Payoh, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio befriender Groups were invited. The honoured guests were treated to a sumptuous meal, lively entertainment from the cabin crew. They were each given an ang-pow and a gift pack. These were put together through donations from the crew.