Humble and bashful, Muhammad Danish’s PSLE results speak of his love for learning. Danish, son of a Frasers Centrepoint Singapore employee, Noraini Binte Ab Rahim, senior customer service officer at Changi City Point, scored 259 for his PSLE exams through self-study and without the benefit of tuition.
It is no wonder that Danish’s love of problem-solving, especially in his favourite subject Mathematics, comes from his mother’s own love of solving challenges. Noraini herself is motivated by a good challenge at work. Throughout her five years as a Customer Service Officer at Changi City Point, she has always loved helping shoppers. “I feel a sense of satisfaction when I help my customers in any way I can,” says Noraini.
“Every customer I face brings a new challenge to solve. I see my customers’ problems as fun puzzles, and I challenge myself to do better and better! I like my job because I get to face different problems all the time, and I know there will a bigger challenge for me to solve tomorrow.”
“We meet plenty of demanding customers who want things fast. We must be good listeners, give positive solutions and try our very best to help them!”
Even at home, taking care of her three sons, Danish in Secondary 2, Harith in Primary 6 and Rayhan in Primary 2, has helped Noraini develop her multi-tasking skills which she applies daily at work. When asked what the secret to raising such hardworking boys are, Noraini laughs and says that it is part of their personality. Apart from being able to memorise the Times Table when he was four, Danish has always loved to solve problems like his mother, who will both not quit until they find the solution.
Noraini and her three sons each received Frasers Centrepoint Bursary Awards.
While Harith loves to experiment, the youngest brother is more of a talker. “Harith loves to help people, no matter how much he has, he will always donate all the money in his wallet. But Rayhan, he loves to win arguments. You have to give him the right reason or he will never stop talking. That’s why he loves English!” Noraini exclaims like a proud mother. Danish is a source of inspiration for his two younger brothers, who now also work hard to excel in school.
Primary 1 to 3 Bursary Award Recipients excited to receive their awards.
“To enjoy the pursuit of knowledge, discover their many talents and most importantly, be the best that he or she can be… and perhaps inspire them to be part of the FCL journey one day,” these were the words of Mr. Christopher Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore, during the third annual Frasers Centrepoint Bursary Award Ceremony 2016, as he praised Danish for achieving outstanding PSLE results and demonstrating perseverance, passion and diligence, all key company values.
Frasers Centrepoint Families like Noraini’s family embody the kind of Frasers values the group hopes to reward in bursary recipients. Starting next year, additional awards will be given to recognise recipients who have shown improvements in their academic performance as well. The third annual Frasers Centrepoint Bursary Award Ceremony 2016, on 16 December 2016, has expanded its reach from 49 students to 72 students since its inauguration in 2014. The bursary award is set up to empower Frasers Centrepoint Families and support them through the most important years of their children’s education.
Frasers Centrepoint Families who received Bursary Awards.
“I look forward to working together with all of you and I hope that you will pass on the “Frasers spirit” of resilience, integrity and optimism to your children,” concluded Mr. Tang during the ceremony.