TESTIMONIALS FROM HSPC MEMBERS
SURVIVING CANCER FOR TWENTY YEARS
Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy. Upon the advice of a trusted friend, I switched over completely to a plant-based diet. When Kampung Senang came into existence, I started coming to its educational talks, workshops and seminars, and to borrow its collection of books on dealing with cancer holistically. The knowledge and experiences I gained have me the reassurance and confidence that changing my diet was the right thing to do. My lifestyle today incorporates natural therapies and TCM. Ever since, I have had no reason to visit my oncologist. In the past year, I discovered Member’s Day at Kampung Senang and have been coming to this event on a regular basis. It gives me reason to exercise, do qiqong, yoga, torsion field therapy, and participate in sharing sessions to experience lots of interesting therapies. There are talks on enzymes, juicing, diet. It is all very empowering.
Jenny Ng, Cancer Survivor
RECOVERING FROM CANCER
In 2012, my relative recommended Kampung Senang to me after I had undergone radiation and chemotherapy for nose and throat cancer. I have been coming here since to do therapies such as torsion field, hydro-bath and qiqong. My wife and I have attended the excellent healthy diet and cooking classes, and, as a result have transformed our eating habits. Today, my health is good. My taste buds are back and my doctor is very impressed with my health. I feel very blessed to have been able to work with the wonderful people at Kampung Senang.
Peter Lim, Cancer Survivor
LEARNING ABOUT COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
I have tried various therapies as many of these therapies are free of charge. My advice to anyone wanting to understand and learn more about complementary therapies is to come to Kampung Senang Member’s Day. I would recommend people looking to manage chronic conditions to become a member and take advantage of the resources and therapies in Kampung Senang.
Alex Low, Compassion Support Scheme Beneficiary
SHARING KEY TO LEARNING
Willingness by the participants (at the retreat) to share selflessly of their experiences and reflections was very useful and helped to shorten my learning curve in understanding about detox, emotional control and mindfulness. All of these intimately connected to maintaining physical health.
Foo Sey Thong, Cancer Survivor
MOBILITY AIDS SERVICES AND TRAINING CENTRE
Kampung Senang has been repairing my wheelchair for the past few years. This wheelchair faithfully brings me to my medical appointments in Tan Tock Seng Hospital as I have pneumonia and high cholesterol.
Mr Leong Yoke Fah, elderly resident of one-room rental flat
STUDENT CARE CENTRE
I wanted to stay in Kampung Senang Student Care because most of my friends are in this centre and it is near my school. The centre organised interesting activities during the last school holidays. The teachers engaged K-pop dance instructors to choreograph and train us to perform a dance which we showcased at the Day Care Centre for the Elderly. It was a great time to bond. The teachers use creative and innovative ways to teach us values and how to be good student through games.
A 13-year old student, two years with SCC
I enjoy the vegetarian food in the centre. We have a chance to play games and relax during the school holidays. I like the companionship of my friends, and the teachers help us in our school homework. I had a lot of fun during the excursions. My favourite excursion was to the National Museum of Singapore because I liked the exhibitions. It was an eye-opener for me.
An 8-year old student, two years with SCC
WHOLE CHILD NURTURE CENTRE
The school provides a positive learning environment for my son. I know he can develop and grow here. My son enjoys the classes a lot. I’m glad the school has great teachers who care and model manners. In the past year my son’s speech has improved tremendously. The teachers are patient with the kids and encourage them to learn from mistakes.
Mdm Becky Cheng, on how WCNC provides a positive learning environment
My daughter has been with WCNC for four years. The school provides organic vegan food and cultivates good eating habits for her. She learns not to be picky about food. The school applies the Waldorf philosophy to educate my child to have fun while learning. The teachers love and care for the children in their daily routines and help them cultivate good habits. We are very happy with the school and teachers.
Mr Chen Cheng, on how WCNC teachers educate and care for the children
We attended the “Arts Appreciation in Early Childhood Education” workshop. I really loved it. It gave me the chance to do things with the kids in a small group with their teachers around. It allowed me to see how well my child behaved in school and how confidently he communicated with his friends and teachers.
Mdm Grace Tan, on the benefits of WCNC’s workshop
I was mesmerised every time I witnessed children serving tea to their parents at graduation I found it a very meaningful and emotional moment. This year, I was a participant in the tea ceremony myself when my son graduated. It was such a beautiful and unforgettable experience.
Mdm Diana Chai, on the meaningful and unforgettable experience during WCNC’s Graduation Concert
Thank you for teaching me how to sing and dance.
A K1 class student
Teacher, I love you.
A N2 class student
ORGANIC FARM & HERB GARDEN
I frequently come to see Farmer Lim for herbs to help me control my cholesterol and hypertension. He is most helpful and knowledgeable. The herbs have helped me to better manage my conditions.
Mr Lee, 52
The farm is just next to block and I can see it from my flat. Occasionally, I ask him for advice on herbs. He is always able to provide helpful suggestions on herbs that I should consume to promote my health.
Mdm Goh Ah Yong, 60
HOLISTIC WELLNESS CLINIC – TCM
TCM Physician Lim Lee Huang has been taking care of me for the last 12 months and my condition has improved greatly. She is a very caring person and detailed person, and her acupuncture skills are excellent. My condition responds better to TCM treatments than Western medicine.
Ms Yeo Siew Kek, 60
DAY CARE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY
Kampung Senang is a wonderful place. With the healthy and delicious food prepared by Chef Mui Fah, my cholesterol and hypertension is under control. My health has improved since I joined the centre. Mr Tham makes special effort to love and care for everyone as individuals. I enjoy the regular activities and outings to different places.
Mr Yam Nam Wah, 77
REHABILITATION AFTER STROKE
Madam Joyce Lye recommended I sign up for 20 sessions of neurofeedback brain training to improve various functions after my stroke. My family and I have seen improvements. I am calmer now and less judgmental. The improvement is always most marked just after a session. I sleep better too, as I had been suffering from poor quality sleep. My brain trainers, Kim and Elaine, are very caring and thorough during sessions. The sessions are safe, painless and easy to do – I just need to watch video programmes of my choice on the monitor while my brain was getting feedback coming from the electrodes on my head. I had to stop after 20 sessions due to my financial situation. I reapplied far and was successful in getting the Compassion Support Scheme for my training. I want to work more on my headaches and regain full sensations on my right side. Kim had told me neurofeedback is like gym training for the brain, and I’m ready for more!
Sin Wei Leong, Compassion Support Scheme beneficiary
IMPROVEMENT IN STUDY SKILLS
My son, Teo Junior (not his real name), has attended training sessions at the Neurofeedback Learning Centre. We are looking for help with his studies. The main problem is his ability to focus. The main problem is his ability to focus. He has been diagnosed with dyslexia. After 25 training sessions, we started noticing improvements. He understood math problems better, he’s able to read better, he’s able to follow instructions better and he wets his bed less frequently.
Paul Teo, father
School is good. Can answer a lot of questions. Easier to understand what I am reading.
Teo Junior, Neu-Life Project beneficiary
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
FOUNDED BY PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS
They also serve as role models for students, like Joyce Lye from the batch of 1969-1970. After a 25-year career in banking, she decided to start Kampung Senang in 1999 with her husband James, whom she met in National Junior College to help the elderly, disabled, cancer patients and children.”
PM Lee Hsien Loong at NJC’s 45th Anniversary Dinner 2014.
MAKING AN IMPACT THROUGH A COMMITMENT TO CARING
Today, through a range of programmes that encourage healthy living, Kampung Senang inspires people to take care of themselves and the environment. Your impact on real lives is priceless. More importantly, your story shows that anyone of us can make a difference, if we make a commitment to care for others.
Mr Heng Swee Kiat, Minister of Education at Kampung Senang’s Anniversary Dinner 2014
FACILITATING PREVENTION AND REVERSAL OF CHRONIC DISEASES
Kampung Senang Holistic Support programme adopts a preventive approach to diseases and incorporates a full complement of wholesome living practices that includes meditation, diet, exercise and voluntary work. The programme also draws extensively from Asian traditions and foods. Singaporeans are fortunate to have a local centre to guide and support them in their transformation of their diets and lifestyles.
John Robbins, author of New York Times best seller, Diet for A New America
MOBILITY AIDS SERVICES AND TRAINING CENTRE
WHEELS has been intentionally designed to involve seniors. It trains them to help their fellow seniors who are wheelchair users.
Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development speaking at the Official Launch of the WHEELS Programme
Active seniors learning new technical skills are remarkable. I wanted to join the (wheelchair repair and services) training but could not find the time to do so.
Mr Richard Magnus, Chairman, Temasek Foundation Cares, speaking at the Official Launch of the WHEELS Programme