Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund beneficiaries attended exclusive
football clinic by Singapore football legend, Fandi Ahmad, and motivational
talk by Manchester United legend, Wes Brown
- DHL Express
donates S$15,000 to STSPMF to help schoolchildren from low-income families in
their social and educational development
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 6 August 2018 - Singapore's
iconic Padang is once again filled with over 1,000 red and yellow DHL Express
employees across the region for AsiaCup -- the company's annual Asia Pacific employee
football and cheerleading event. This year, the world's leading international
express services provider has also organized an exclusive football clinic conducted by Singapore
football legend Fandi Ahmad for 20 Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund beneficiaries
aged 10 to 12.
Schoolchildren with (L-R, last row) A Mateen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, DHL Express Asia Pacific; Fandi Ahmad; Wes Brown; Ken Allen, Global CEO, DHL Express; Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific; Tan Bee Heong, General Manager, Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific presenting a cheque to Tan Bee Heong, General Manager, Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
As the Official
Logistics Partner for Manchester United, the company has brought in Manchester
United legend Wes Brown to give a motivational talk to inspire the 20 youth in
attendance. The former Red Devil, who made over 300 appearances for the club,
shared anecdotes about his life and how he overcame adversities not just in his
career, but also in his youth.
As part of the company's efforts to improve educational
opportunity and employability of youths from disadvantaged socio-economic
backgrounds, DHL Express also donated S$15,000 to The Straits Times School
Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF), to provide some relief for low income families when
it comes to school-related expenses.
is a momentous way for us to celebrate our employees, who are a vital asset to
the success of our organization. Being able to also use this event as a platform
to empower the younger generation brings even greater meaning to the event," said
Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
child, regardless of their socio-economic background, should have access to
quality education. Through the football clinic, interactions with local and
international football legends, and the monetary donation, we hope to inspire
the youth and provide some relief for low income families when it comes to
school-related expenses so that the children can focus on their learning."
teaches the valuable skills of perseverance, teamwork and discipline, and I am
happy to partner with DHL on this exclusive clinic. Through this, I hope to
instill in the children the importance of these values, encourage them to dream
big, and remind them that they can be successful in whatever they set their
minds on," said Fandi Ahmad, who is also the coach of the Singapore national
The STSPMF was
set up in 2000 by The Straits Times as a community project to provide children
with pocket money for school-related expenses such as buying food recess and
textbooks. It now supports over 10,000 children from low-income families every
year and has helped over 160,000 cases of
children and youth in providing them with monthly school pocket money.
"Like us, DHL believes in helping our children reach their potential
and in turn employability. STSPMF was set up to ensure that children do not
have to worry about school-related expenses, and DHL's contribution will
certainly help our beneficiaries," said Tan Bee Heong, General Manager, Straits
Times School Pocket Money Fund. "Being able to personally meet with Fandi Ahmad
and Manchester United legend Wes Brown is indeed an inspiration to the
motivational talk, football clinic and cheque presentation took place on the
sidelines of DHL AsiaCup 2018 -- the company's annual employee football and
cheerleading event for Asia Pacific. Over 1,000 employees from all walks of
life come together for a weekend of healthy competition and celebration. As a
company that operates an extensive global network to keep goods flowing 24/7,
DHL AsiaCup serves as an employee engagement program to rally teams across the
region to build an even stronger employee network and celebrate their successes.
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