The Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) was one of the 67 charities and the only Indian organisation to be conferred the Charity Transparency Award (CTA) at the Charity Transparency and Governance Awards 2019. This is the second consecutive year that it has won this award.
The award recognises charities who communicate information to stakeholders in a transparent and timely manner. The award was received by SNM President, Jayadev Unnithan and SNM Chief Executive Officer, S Devendran.
Said Devendran, “There are 2277 charities in Singapore, of which 950 were shortlisted and 67 received the award. Governance and Transparency are key concerns for all community organisations. It helps to build trust. The award is an important platform for the Mission to ensure that it is in keeping with good transparency and governance practices.”
In keeping with Sree Narayana Guru’s teachings, SNM provides a wide range of social service programmes for the less-privileged regardless of race or religion. SNM operates a 224-bed nursing home, Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home and two Senior Care Centres for the elderly. One Senior Care Centre is co-located with the Nursing Home in Yishun and offers a Maintenance Day Care Programme. The other Senior Care Centre is located at Woodlands and offers both Maintenance Day Care and Dementia Day Care Programmes.
SNM also manages Meranti Home, a 200-bed psychiatric welfare home for male destitutes. It also runs community programmes to cater to the needs of the less-privileged including programmes for single mothers, educational financial assistance and befriender services.