It’s True – We’ve Adopted Bongos!

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a challenging one – for businesses, for families and… for animals. At Nium, we have always believed every business has a responsibility to give back. As we continue to grow and thrive, it is not only our duty, but our pleasure to give back to the community we love. So throughout the crisis we have looked for ways to share our good fortune and harness our unique capabilities to help those struggling.

In the last few months, we have launched multiple important initiatives aimed at enabling migrant workers in Singapore to go cashless. First, we partnered with Aptiv8, a local IT and manpower solution provider, to launch a new remittance service within Aptiv8’s FWapp mobile application that will allow migrant workers in Singapore to conduct digital remittance transactions via a single app.

The solution will help migrant workers send money home anytime and anywhere via a one-stop service platform, designed in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Workers will no longer need to physically queue to remit money, saving them time and reducing the chances of infection during the pandemic.

Then we partnered with Cebuana Lhuillier to launch Quikz, Cebuana Lhuillier’s flagship mobile remittance app in Singapore. With millions of Filipinos living and working overseas in order to support their loved ones back home, Nium’s trusted Remittance-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution will play an essential role in allowing Filipinos to send funds to family back home – even when safe distancing measures and lockdowns are in place.

These initiatives have had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of workers, but we realised we were overlooking one important part of our community – the animals. Thanks to lockdowns and a general reluctance to stray too far from home, zoos have suffered. Fewer visitors mean less income and many zoos are struggling to keep up with the costs of caring for the creatures they house.

When we heard about our beloved Wildlife Reserve Singapore’s adoption program, we knew what we had to do! This amazing program allows both individuals and corporations to adopt an animal, raising vital funds which not only nurture the animals in care, but also support rescue and rehabilitation efforts, fund field scientists and facilitate awareness-raising initiatives.

There are a number of animals available for adoption, but obviously we chose the one that is in line with the key value we look at – agility. To celebrate, our Chief Operating Officer and animal lover, Pratik Gandhi, as well as our Singapore Country Head, Ho Chee Wai, visited the Singapore Night Safari, to spend some time with the Bongos and unveil our newly minted adoption plaque. Fortunately, both men and beast are happy to pose for the camera and we hope you enjoy the snaps from the day.

If you’re ever at the Singapore Night Safari, do keep a lookout for the Nium signage!


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