2015 Asia-Pacific Gold Winner - Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore Pte Ltd.
Company: Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore
Category: Company of the Year - Health Products & Services and Pharmaceuticals
Entry Title: Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore Pte Ltd.
TOUCHING THE LIVES OF THE LESSER FORTUNATE
Since establishment in 1990, Nu Skin Singapore (NSSG) has continuously gathered the efforts of Singapore distributors, employees and customers to be a Force for Good for the community and touch the lives of many by offering hope and support through numerous community outreach projects. Through the Nu Skin Force for Good initiative along with Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund (SEACHF), NSSG has created numerous SMILES for the under-privileged children.
CREATING A LASTING CHANGE FOR CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
To help children who are suffering from Congenital Heart Disease and require life-saving surgeries but do not have the financial means, NSSG launched a project under the SEACHF known as “A Life A Day”, with the aim to engage Singapore distributors to contribute 1% of their monthly commissions to the SEACHF. This means that for every dollar earned by our distributors, 1% of this amount will be contributed towards the funding of the surgeries for these children. Using the fund gathered through SEACHF, a strong partnership was established with KK Women’s & Children Hospital (KKH) to reach out to young patients who does not have the resources to proceed with cardiac surgery and treatment they need in 2012. Working hand in hand, KKH provide the medical assistance while NSSG supported through hospital visits and funding. The KKH – Nu Skin Children’s Heart Fund has saved a total of 8 lives in KKH since July 2013, providing them with a new lease of life.
In order to extend our reach to young cardiac patients in Myanmar where Nu Skin office has yet to establish, NSSG has also kicked-start the Paediatric Cardiac Outreach Program with KKH. Through NSSG’s sponsorship, KKH’s Medical and Nursing team travelled to Myanmar hospitals to perform simple cardiac surgeries for children with Congenital Heart Disease, at the same time imparting medical and/or nursing knowledge to Myanmar’s, so as to uplift the standards in Myanmar’s hospitals. One of the main reasons for this outreach program is also to ensure that more of these precious lives can be saved. The first trip in 2014 has saved the lives of 8 Children in Myanmar.
ENHANCING MEDICAL CAPABILITIES IN KKH FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
Other than funding for life-saving surgeries, NSSG has also sponsored 2 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machines at S$150,000 each, totaling S$300,000, to KKH to benefit young patients suffering from severe respiratory failure and cardiac failure.
The ECMO machines are the first machines to be brought into KKH, and they are expected to start saving lives of young patients in 2014. By equipping KKH with these medically advanced technology and equipment, NSSG believes that more Singaporean children suffering from reversible respiratory failure and cardiac failure will be benefitted.
CREATING SMILES FOR CHILDREN FROM CLUB RAINBOW
NSSG has also been a long-timed partner with Club Rainbow (Singapore), a registered charity committed to help children and youths suffering from a range of chronic and potentially life-threatening illness. In December 2013 & 2014, NSSG collaborated with Club Rainbow (Singapore) to host the 2nd and 3rd Annual Kris Kringle respectively, where children celebrated the joy of giving and sharing through Christmas Shopping and gift exchange, sponsored by NSSG, at Toys “R” Us Outlet – creating 69 Smiles over the 2 events.
In addition, on 13th June 2014 NSSG’s Annual Force for Good Day, we created over 122 smiles where children from Club Rainbow and their families were treated to the movie screening of “How to train your Dragon 2” at Vivocity. These events have also helped to give the parents or caregivers resting time or a breather as the Nu Skin distributors and employees relieve them of their stress by taking care of the children during the events.