“Becoming an ambassador is a choice and I do not expect anything in return. Although it is daunting, it is meaningful and thus worth the persistence.
Problem Gambling Prevention Ambassador, Goh Huan Meng
Seniors for the Community
In partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) since 2009, YAH! has been driving the problem gambling prevention message through public education events and community outreach activities to members of the public.
Using their creativity and energy, YAH! Problem Gambling Prevention Ambassadors spread the awareness of problem gambling through specially designed games, seminars and skit performance that aims to educate the public on identifying the boundaries between leisure gambling and habitual gambling, prevention against it and the dangers of problem gambling. Our ambassadors also provide help resources to members of public who are seeking for assistance and referrals.
In 2015, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) recognised YAH! by giving a “Friends of MSF” award with YAH! community ambassador’ contributions towards problem gambling prevention.
Ms. Belinda Nakamoto-Tan, General Manager of YAH!, receiving the “Friends of MSF” award from Minister of Social & Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan Jin, at the MSF Volunteer Award Ceremony on 16 October 2015.
Watch Wang Lei’s touching account of his problem gambling story here.
Listen to the voices of our ambassadors during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2016.