MindChamps sponsors 10 children from low-income families to attend Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap Learning System program

In November 2012, 80 Primary 5 children from low-income families went through a 5-day personal breakthrough and self-empowerment workshop conducted by MindChamps as part of the Caltex PAssion for Kids: Drive for Success program. After graduating, the children were given the opportunity to continue their learning journey in MindChamps by submitting an essay chronicling their experience in the program ~ 10 deserving students were selected to attend the MindChamps’ Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap Learning System 30-week Specialist Program commencing 5 January 2013. These champs are:

The winning champs and their trainer, in their first lesson of the Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap Learning System program
  • Afiqah ‘Ammarah Puteri Roslan
  • Chia Yi Lin
  • Chua Kai Xin
  • Araneta, Evan Michael Addrianne Berongoy
  • Nadia Ferina Bte Kamarudin
  • Sharifah Ruqayyah Binte Syed Khalid Alsagoff
  • Nur Syahirah Bte Mohd Hanifah
  • Ng Yu Ken
  • Tai Hui Min Yuki
  • Nur Amiro Humaira Bte Jamil (not pictured)

In total, MindChamps sponsored $90,000 for the 5-day and 30-week programs. MindChamps’ Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Singapore, Ms Michelle Peh said, “We are indeed honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of these children. Here at MindChamps, we are committed to lifting the standard of education and social responsibility of students for the future of our nation, especially those who would normally not have the opportunity to receive such training.”

MindChamps in top 2% of Singapore SME companies

From more than 47,000 companies reviewed by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), MindChamps is ranked in the top 2% of Singapore SME companies.

We are also proud to announce that this is the 3rd consecutive year (2013), MindChamps has been ranked as in the top 1000 Singapore / Singapore SME companies by ACRA.

Our ranking has consistently improved from being in the top 3% in 2011 (out of 37,000 registered SMEs) to the top 2.5% in 2012 (out of 40,000 registered SMEs), to where we rank today.

6 new pre-schools opening in 1st half of 2013

MindChamps PreSchool is expanding and we are excited to announce that 6 new centres will be opening in the 1st half of 2013! This brings our total number of pre-school centres to 16 by June this year. The 6 new centres are:

  1. MindChamps PreSchool @ Bishan
    Address: Midview City, 18 Sin Ming Lane, #01-18 , Singapore 573960 (near Marymount & Bishan MRT, next to Ai Tong School)
    Floor area: 8,000+ sq ft
  2. MindChamps PreSchool @ Bukit Timah
    Address: 200, Turf Club Road, The Grandstand #05-05, Singapore 287994 (former Turf City)
    Floor area: 10,000 sq ft
  3. MindChamps PreSchool @ Jurong West (operational as of Jan 2013)
    Address: 20 Jurong West St 93, Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre, #02-06/07, Singapore 648965 (Pioneer MRT; located in sports & recreation centre with sports and swimming facilities)
    Floor area: 7,000+ sq ft
  4. MindChamps PreSchool @ Serangoon (operational as of Jan 2013)
    Address: 151 Lorong Chuan #03-06 New Tech Park (Lobby F), Singapore 556741 (Lorong Chuan MRT; will be the biggest centre thus far)
    Floor area: close to 13,000 sq ft
  5. MindChamps PreSchool @ Zhongshan Park
    Address: 18 Ah Hood Rd, Hiap Hoe (building) #05-51, Singapore 329983 (Novena MRT; located in Zhongshan Park, new development in Balestier)
    Floor area: 5,200 sq ft
  6. MindChamps PreSchool @ Mountbatten
    Address: 231 Mountbatten Road, Block C #02-01, Singapore 397999 (Mountbatten MRT)
    Floor area: 6,500 sq ft

Since the launch of our 1st centre in Toa Payoh in 2008, we have established 10 MindChamps PreSchool island-wide by the end of 2012. Our centres include the 1st pre-school in Singapore’s premier shopping belt of Orchard Road, Paragon centre; and the largest pre-school in a shopping mall at 9000 sq ft indoor and 5000 sq ft outdoor space, City Square Mall centre. Our first 10 centres are located at:

  1. Toa Payoh
  2. Tampines Point
  3. East Coast Road
  4. Changi Business Park
  5. Fusionopolis
  6. Tanglin
  7. Mapletree Business City
  8. JTC Summit
  9. Paragon
  10. City Square Mall

MindChamps Social Charter: Fund-raising for Melrose Home!

At MindChamps, we truly care! For Christmas 2012, we raised funds to benefit the children at the Melrose Home in Clementi.

In line with our Social Charter, we put up personal items for auction during our Christmas gathering to benefit the home which is governed by the Children’s Aid Society. Melrose Home provides a supportive environment for over 40 children between the ages of 3-18 years old.

Heads of our various departments spent a great day with the children, connecting with them through games, sing-alongs, and other fun-filled activities that brought a smile to everyone’s face!