Service Learning – Values in Action (VIA) 60% Subsidised

Client: Fuhua Secondary School (National Cadet Corps)

Time: 1500 hours – 1800 hours

 

At 1330 hours, i had check in at Camp Challenge, CELL with my camp chief, Ali & project manager, Nithiya. Alongside with me we have The crew (Jessie, Huz & Jenny), Nad, Mai, Nisa, Tricia & Fattah. During check in, we briefly went through on programme’s contents and roles.

The activity was Kayaking (Coastal Clean up). Ali & Nithiya was on land while the rest of us was on safety kayak ensuring the participants safety. We had 1 hour 30 mins to transfer the kayaks, personal floatation devices (PFDs) & paddles from Camp Challenge Campsite to Sembawang Park.

At 1430 hours, the participants arrived at Camp Challenge Campsite. They did their Hydration, Energy, Attire, Refilling of Water Bottles, Toilet Breaks & Safety Checks (H.E.A.R.T.S) before they starting heading off to Sembawang Park.

At 1500 hours, the participants arrived at Sembawang Park for their kayak briefing done by Jessie. Sooner after that, we assist in allocating our participants to their kayak and head off towards water venture to start off the coastal clean up.

While on sea, there was times when Jessie calls for raft up. During raft up all of the participants will join their kayak side by side. During the raft up, we share on what some of the participants have collected as part of their clean up. A pair shared that they pick up a huge destroyed container, while the rest pick up as many litter such as plastics and wrappers.

After kayaking, Ali shared the importance of keeping the environment clean. After that we head back to Camp Challenge Campsite for wash up before sending them off back to their school.

 

Challenges faced:

There isn’t as much as litter as thought so Ali explains on how clean Singapore is and we should maintain the cleanliness whether on sea or on land.

 

What i learned:

We don’t have to wait for experiences like these to realize the importance of keeping our environment clean. Taking initiatives help enable others to act!