Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Mohon Maaf Zahir dan Batin from all of us at PPIS!
I hope your Syawal was safe, cosy, and meaningful. For my family and I, Syawal 2021 was all about gratitude.
Like you, we were grateful for small mercies, pun fully intended, and was pleasantly surprised to find ourselves enjoying celebrating in smaller groups. It was the perfect opportunity to reconnect and have insightful conversations, where we can be fully present.
This year PPIS also celebrated our annual Harmony Raya virtually, for the second consecutive year. Friends from various women and faith groups logged on to join us and learn more about mindfulness. As we battle a pandemic in a hyper connected world, it is important to reaffirm our commitment to take better care of our mental wellbeing, and one another’s. PPIS too, is committed to caring for you.
As always, in Ramadan we launched our Projek Ihsan Ramadhan (PIR) to help women and their families. We also celebrated Mother’s Day, sending our love and gratitude to mothers of all sorts as well as mother figures. Recently, PPIS also had the pleasure of hosting President Halimah Yacob at our newly-renovated Family Service Centre in Bukit Batok. With the expansion, we hope to help more residents in the area be stronger versions of themselves. Another important milestone for PPIS, is the official signing ceremony for our 17th centre, the Rise Above Halfway House.
Our efforts are possible with your unwavering support and generous contributions. Thank you for believing in our cause.
We need one another during these trying times. Let‘s be thankful for what we have, share what we can, and be there for each other. The recent incident on the online poll showed us how important it is for us to stand with one another. Ladies, you don’t have to be alone. PPIS is here for you.
InsyaAllah, things are looking up. Let’s not lose sight of hope and keep on walking towards the light at the end of the tunnel.
I am grateful to see women and their families remaining resilient and doing their part during the Phase 2 Heightened Alert. I am grateful to our Board of Governance, volunteer and our staff, the heart and soul of the organisation, for working tirelessly to uplift women. I am grateful for you, the woman we serve.
As Syawal comes to a close, let me once again wish you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak.
– President Hazlina Abdul Halim