Most people at her age would be enjoying their retirement. Not for Vivien Lee. The vivacious lady, aged 63, not only continues to enjoy her accounting job, but also volunteers her time and services to ISCOS as a mentor to the children of ISCOS members’. She has played this role for six years.
Ms Lee said, “My mentees usually come from single parent families where one parent is still incarcerated. I believe the children need someone they can look up to and who can offer them emotional support.”
Vivien possesses an admirable and unwavering passion to help underprivileged children. She visits her mentees once a week and helps them with their homework. She does not only play the role of a mentor to the children, but also reaches out to them in a way only a best friend or an elder sister would. Her down-to-earth and easy-going but caring demeanour has won the hearts of many of her mentees.
She gets her satisfaction when her mentees do well and show her their appreciation for spending her time moulding them.
“I hope I have instilled good values to the children in my own small way,” she added.
Vivien is committed to serving the underprivileged for as long as she is capable to do so. Her exemplary commitment in the cause of the needy is an example for us to follow in aiding the less fortunate in society.