Scholarship for underprivileged students namedafter Singapore education icon Mrs Carmee Lim 

13 November 2014 – Education institute MindChamps and the Toa Payoh East Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) have launched a special scholarship project to benefit students from underprivileged families residing in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and Central Singapore District.

Our Champs with Mr Zainudin Nordin, Grassroots Adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisations and Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mrs Carmee Lee and Mr David Chiem, founder and Group CEO of MindChamps
Our Champs with Mr Zainudin Nordin, Grassroots Adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisations and Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mrs Carmee Lee and Mr David Chiem, founder and Group CEO of MindChamps

Named in honour of Mrs Carmee Lim whose life’s work in education has impacted thousands of students in Singapore, the Mrs Carmee Lim Scholarship is the result of a meeting between Mr Zainudin Nordin, Grassroots Adviser to Bishan-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisations and Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, and Mr David Chiem, founder and Group CEO of MindChamps.

At the inaugural launch of the scholarship, Mrs Carmee Lim presented 15 underprivileged and deserving students from the 2014 Primary 5 cohort, with $250,000 of scholarships from MindChamps, to equip them with the Champion Mindset and effective study techniques for them to face the critical PSLE next year.

Students were nominated by the grassroots leaders in the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and Central Singapore District. Mr Zainudin said, “This scholarship is about changing lives and improving society. I want to thank MindChamps and Mrs Carmee Lim for this wonderful idea, to help benefit the needy families in our constituency.”

Mrs Carmee Lim is the former Principal of Raffles Girls’ School as well as Senior Inspector of Schools in the Ministry of Education. She was also the founding Executive Director of the Academy of Principals and was instrumental in setting up the Principals Academy Inc., a Joint Venture with EDB.

The scholarship also ‘extends’ to the students’ parents – Mr David Chiem, Founder and Group CEO of MindChamps said, “At MindChamps, we believe that as leaders of their ‘home nation’, parents play an important role in providing the optimum environment for their children. As part of our programmes, they will get to attend workshops on parenting and learning techniques so that they can reinforce what their children will be learning, in the home.”

The 15 selected scholarship recipients will undergo training in the following MindChamps proprietary programmes:

  • Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap Learning System (Primary 5 & 6)
    Learning techniques and development of the Champion Mindset
    8 to 19 Dec 2014, 20 lessons, total 61hrs
  • Young Champions
    Development of social and life skills
    1 to 3 Dec 2014, total 24hrs
  • Oral Preparation
    Communication skills and preparation for oral exams
    19 to 22 Mar 2015, total 12hr
  • PSLE Success (PSLE Math, English and Science)
    Featuring MindChamps’ proprietary Optimal Flow Method to master curriculum content
    7 Jan 2015 – 18 Sep 2015, total 270hrs for 3 subjects
  • For Parents: Meet the Trainer and Parenting Workshops
    Parenting Strategies Workshop: Jan 7 & 8 2015, total 6hrs
  • Exam Strategies for Parents: 12 Mar 2015, total 3hrs
    Meet the Trainers: (2 x 3 subjects x 15mins)

The students’ progress and transformation will be followed closely throughout the programme till the release of their PSLE results next year.

MindChamps PreSchool is 2014 Top Influential Brand in Singapore

7 November 2014 – MindChamps PreSchool has been awarded the Influential Brands – Top Brand 2014 Winner in the category of pre-school education. MindChamps PreSchool was identified via 3,000 independent face-to-face consumer surveys conducted in the first half of 2014 by Brand Alliance, a multi-disciplinary brand consultancy. The respondents who are from the Gen X demographic (quota of sub-age groups and gender is in proportion to National statistics), were interviewed at 30 locations across Singapore. Previous year’s winners of Top Influential Brand for the Gen Y demographic included Coca Cola, DBS and 7-Eleven.

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MindChamps’ Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer Ms Michelle Peh (center) was presented the award by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Seah Kian Peng, Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marine Parade GRC.

The awards presentation was preceded by a half-day Branding Conference where our Founder and Group CEO Mr David Chiem gave a key-note address (the only award winner from the education industry to do so) on the topic of Shaping the Minds of Singapore’s Future.

Founder and Group CEO Mr David Chiem addressing on the topic of Shaping the Minds of Singapore’s Future

 

MindChamps Founder in The PEAK’s annual power list

6 November 2014 – The Peak magazine, an essential guide for business leaders and diplomats to keep abreast of the latest developments in corporate, professional, social and cultural spheres, has chosen our Founder and Group CEO Mr David Chiem as one of ten outstanding individuals to be in their year-end power list. The PEAK paid tribute to Mr Chiem at a special event entitled Tribute to True Grit, held on 6 November 2014.

Mr David Chiem, Founder and Group CEO of MindChamps
Mr David Chiem, Founder and Group CEO of MindChamps