Initiated English Immersion Programme to benefit lower-income group @ MKFC
Better to teach them to fish than to give them a fish. The English Immersion programme was initiated by a group of DB volunteers. We put our hands together to develop this Programme to help lower-income children get into the habit of reading and appreciating the English Language. To date, it has benefited more than 80 children from the community!
Charles & Helen
I looked at his potential and not just academically. There’s another image I always used with him; about being a rising star over the Pacific and I will see him from southern skies in New Zealand.
- Charles talking about Fabian (not his real name), a child in the FOCY programme
Akash, Deutsche Bank
Chocolate Party @ Yishun LSC
On Children’s Day, 16 volunteers from Deutsche Bank put together a Chocolate Party for the children from Yishun Life Student Care. We decorated and magically transformed the classrooms into a chocolate factory where the children not only got to enjoy chocolate treats but also got to learn more about chocolate, character and the importance of family. The highlight was the chocolate fondue station where they could feast on fruits dipped in melted chocolate.
Being a mentor to Adam (not his real name) has been as simple as spending time with a friend you care for. To me, this is a rare opportunity to care for someone else in society who may not other-wise enter my life; someone whom I can offer guidance, and whom I can play a small part to help him achieve his eventual lifelong ambitions. Sharing this dream with EduGrow and Life Community has been amazing. This fulfilment I have received is one that I hope more individuals in Singapore can come to learn of, and love.
Sean Ong, Barclays
I was truly privileged to have the opportunity to work with the staff of LCSS at the BYOT event. I was energised by the enthusiasm of the kids who participated in the event, and we shared lots of fun and laughter together. I left the event with a sense of joy and accomplishment because I felt that we have left the kids with a precious and memorable experience.
Amanda Fu, OBS Alumni
Volunteered for OBS-organised Show-and-tell My Art Piece! @LCSS MKFC
I got to know about the volunteering opportunity at Life Community Services Society (LCSS) through the OBS Alumni network. I’ve been volunteering at LCSS as a tutor to guide the beneficiaries with their studies on Monday nights. I truly enjoy working with these children and the experience gives me great joy! So here I am at the LCSS Show-And-Tell My Art Piece Programme as part of the engaging the children beyond tutoring!
Friend of KidSTART
The team is so kind because they are really open for everything that you want to bring in. You also learn a lot from them and the session.
Lee Ying Ying, OBS Alumni
Volunteered with 9 other friends @Sundown to raise awareness for LCSS
All of us enjoyed ourselves tremendously and we are glad we could play a part in doing something meaningful together.If there is another similar event, we’d definitely participate again!
Whiston Preschool Raintree Cove
Working with these children was a very interesting experience. Having been around younger children for most part of my teaching career, I was glad I had a chance to interact with older children. Indeed, they are still children at heart and enjoy the activities we did with them and took to them with relish. Though our workshops ran for just a few weeks, our colleagues and I felt that we learnt a lot from them as much as they did from us.
Whiston Preschool Raintree Cove
It was a fun and interesting experience for me. Conducting cookery classes with the young children and teens was an eye-opener. It allowed me to experience working with students from lower income families and gathered better understanding of these students. They are equally just as inquisitive and fun. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to work with your centre.