Long-serving Members of Melrose: Mr Ang Chin Seng
Mr Ang Chin Seng (71 years old) joined Children’s Aid Society back in 2007. He was 60 years old then and felt that he was not ready for retirement and wanted to give back to the society. He chanced upon the job opening of “House Parent” (now known as Guidance Officer) requesting for an experienced retired Policeman (he had been with the Singapore Police Force for 30 years) and was interested to find out more. The rest is history.
He recounted an incident in his early years as a House Parent. He had received a call from the police station informing that a resident was caught shoplifting in the supermarket. He rushed down and coincidentally, the officer was a colleague during his time in the Police Force. After pleading with the officer and explaining the resident’s situation, the officer agreed to give our resident a second chance. Mr Ang patiently coached the resident after this incident and eventually earned the boy’s friendship and respect.
What drives him to continue is his love for our young ones, as he wants to be a fatherly figure to them. Last year, Mr Ang was given an award in recognition for his dedicated service to Melrose Home, and that has remained one of his proudest moments.