Bake-It Forward: Mdm Goh
For Mdm Goh, retiring is just the next phase of her learning journey – and baking is a big part of that chapter!
The 67-year-old retiree may have raised three children (now successful adults), but living a laidback and cushy life was never in her plans. Practising Mu Lan Quan (a Chinese traditional martial arts), learning the ukulele, and picking up new baking recipes are just some of the interests she busies herself with these days, alongside giving back to the community in her own way.
As a volunteer at COMNET Senior Service (a programme under AMKFSC Community Services) for over 14 years, Mdm Goh’s interest in learning new skills comes in handy when she guides senior beneficiaries during centre activities, such as singing, exercising, playing games, and ukulele workshops. “I’m happy to have something to do, and that I can help people,” Mdm Goh says. “At this stage, things aren’t about money anymore, and everything I do is from the heart.”
Likewise, she puts all her heart and soul into trying new things in the kitchen, so she has something delicious to offer to the people around her. “Even for simple blueberry muffins, I like to do it slowly and neatly,” Mdm Goh says as she presents us with the fresh batch of golden-brown bakes. “That’s just how I do things – with a lot of care!”
The #AMKFSCBakeItForward campaign features stories of empowerment from bakers in our community Just like how Mdm Goh fuels her passion for learning through baking, Bakery Hearts helps vulnerable women find their footing in life by equipping them with new baking skills to support their families better. Donate to their cause here.