Honour Singapore Seeking the Well-Being of the Nation
Chairman’s Letter: October 2016
Dear Donors and Friends of Honour (Singapore)

The team at Honour (Singapore) remains committed to promoting a culture of Honour and honouring in Singapore for the well-being of the nation. We believe that we must continue to honour Honour for the continued survival and success of Singapore.

This quarterly newsletter serves to provide you an update on our past quarter initiatives.
Past Quarter Initiatives
The past quarter has been eventful and through our collaborative efforts, Honour (Singapore) is gaining momentum. The film initiative has brought us many opportunities to infuse the value of Honour in the lives of students and working adults. We continue to engage business owners and corporate leaders through talks and forums. We share more in depth on these initiatives in the following paragraphs.

Films: We continue to support Ngee Ann Polytechnic young filmmakers and young adult producers to produce shorts films on various facets of Honour. To date, the combined viewership of our films released online has garnered over 1,200,000 views. You may watch the films here http://honour.sg/short-films/. We successfully held our second film screening on 22 July 2016 at the National Museum Gallery Theatre. Mr Bay Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, was the Guest of Honour for the film screening, which was attended by 250 guests.

Pilot Run of Learning Journey

Here is some feedback that we received after the screening for your perusal:

[A culture of Honour] is what makes Singapore what we are today. I think it’s about people trusting us, because we take our word seriously, we made promises that we want to deliver, so it’s about the Honour that we carry, and the Honour that we will carry on. So, we’ve come this far in 50 years, and I think Honour will bring us hopefully much, much further.” – Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

It was not predictable, which is important for a generation saturated on media. Also nice that it was produced by people not too much older than the students [it is meant for].” – Mrs Belinda Charles, Dean Academy of Principals, Ministry of Education (MOE).

In addition, we organised a screening for the Ministry of Education’s Character & Citizenship Education Branch on 31 August 2016, and we hope that the films will be made available to schools via the Ministry of Education in the coming quarters. On 20 September 2016, we showcased five of our films during the annual Polytechnic Forum 2016 co-ordinated by National Youth Council (NYC) where 300 students from polytechnics across Singapore participated. Through the films, the students gained a better understanding on what Honour is and how they can live it out in their own lives.

Learning Journey: The pilot run of the Learning Journey Program started in May 2016 and to date, we have reached out to over 850 students and 30 educators in four schools. During the pilot run, four films were selected to help the students better understand on the concept of Honour. We are currently engaging more schools to use these short films as a conduit to infuse the value of Honour into Singapore’s youth.

Thought Leadership: I was invited to speak at a local chapter of a global business network and shared on the role of Honour in business. It was a fruitful session and the feedback and response was positive and encouraging. For any business to succeed it must honour its word, values, and everyone involved in the business (e.g. customers, employees, stakeholders, etc).

Honour Toolkit: The production of Honour Toolkit is completed and available to organisations that may find this material beneficial. Many corporations have values, but how many employees actually know and practise those values in their workplaces? The Honour Toolkit is designed to help organisations inject Honour into their own training programmes, so that their employees may honour their word, honour each other, and honour their company values. If you are interested in the Honour Toolkit, please write me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg.

Honour International Symposium

Talks: I continue to speak, on an invitation-only basis, on the subject of Honour at schools, companies, and community groups to share why Honour is important for the continued success and survival of our nation.

CEO Forum: The CEO Forum is a periodic forum that we organize to bring together leaders of organisations, big and small, to share our views on Honour and discuss how Honour could be beneficial to their organisations. If you are a CEO and would like to attend a forum, please drop me a line at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg to express your interest.

Honour Champions and Honour Ambassadors: We continue to welcome Honour Champions to collaborate where we can, and Honour Ambassadors to advocate Honour in our society and nation. Please write me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg if you are interested to journey with us.
Thank You
We have completed the annual audit of our accounts for the period 1 June 2015 to 31 May 2016 in September of this year. The auditors have found that Honour (Singapore) is in good order. You can find a copy of the report here.

Thank you very much for your support for Honour (Singapore). If you have any ideas or feedback, please get in touch with me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg anytime. We look forward to your continued support as we seek the well-being of our nation.

Lim Siong Guan
Honour (Singapore)

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