Community Leadership Initiative (Care Corner Family Service Centre @ Christmas Admiralty) “Give Thanks”

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Client: Care Corner Family Service Centre @ Christmas Admiralty) “Give Thanks”

Date: 6 December 2018, Thursday, 1 PM – 11 PM

Time of Event: 6 December 2018, Thursday, 4 PM – 9 PM

Check-In: 6 December 2018, Thursday, 1 PM – 3 PM, 2 Hours

Check-Out: 6 December 2018, Thursday, 10 PM – 12 AM, 2 Hours

No. of Hours of Activities: 6 Hours

Total Hours including Check-In & Out: 8 Hours

Camp Chief: Mohammad Ali Ashraaf

Project Manager: Yu Ling and Nithiya

What is the programme about?

  • The programme is mainly about the community celebrating Christmas with those invited families that do not have a good income by the Senior Social Worker, Juanna Sia, Event Organisers, Daniel Herwan, the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Khaw Boon Wan who is the Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure & Minister for Transport MP for Sembawang GRC and also Care Corner Singapore Ltd CEO, Mr Yap Poh Keng. Hence, giving them some toys and prizes to bring back home at the same time foods and drinks to eat.

At 1 pm to 4 pm, I had check-in together with packing logistics and transporting logistics to the venue. Their venue where activities, ceremony, foods and drinks are at Blk 720A(Link House) & Hard Court, Woodlands Ave 6, Singapore 730720. Along with me, other than Ali, Yu Ling and Nithiya, there are also others participating in this programme who are Elaine, Vincy, Jenny, Nadirah, Nisa, Rafiqi and Sahri. Each of us has certain roles to contribute to this programme. There are a total of 5 stations for invited families to participate in the activities to earn prizes. The 5 stations are Blessing 5 who will be conducted by me, Ping The Pong who will be conducted by Jenny, Archery Combat who will be conducted by Nisa, Minefield who will be conducted by Nadirah and lastly, Beat The Goalie who will be conducted by Sahri. Whereas Nithiya, Yu Ling and Elaine will be walking around to make sure everything goes smoothly.

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At 4 pm to 5 pm,  is where we set up our logistics at the venue. Discussion of placing,  how it will be conducted and how will the participant be placed at is being considered in that period of time.

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At 5 pm, Registration of Beneficiaries and Sponsors will start to arrive to the carnival activities.  There will be around 200 pax. So between 5 pm to 6.45 pm,  they will try out the carnival activities. When they participates in the activities, they will receive a prize each.

At 6.45 pm to 7 pm,  all the guests will be seated and also most importantly, the arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, the Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, Minister of Transport, Cluster Director,  CEO of CAMP Challenge and BOD. They are all the VIPs

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At 7.05 pm,  welcome address will be by Care Corner Singapore Ltd CEO, Mr Yap Poh Keng.

At 7.10 pm, it will be the launch of Community Fridge by the Guest-of-Honour. Mr Khaw Boon Wan will unveil the cloth and the sign on the plaque,  together with the representative from RC Zone “E”, Care Corner Singapore Ltd,  Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd.

At 7.20 pm,  presentation of Appreciation Plagues to Sponsors by the Guest-of-Honour.

At 7.35 pm will be dinner

At 7.45 pm will be Guest-of-Honour to tour the Community Fridge at block 718 and Departure of Guest-of-Honour.

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At 8 pm,  it will be the First Blessing Draw which is also known as Lucky Draw. It will be the bottom 30 prizes. The reason why is it blessing and not lucky is because they do not believe in luck.

At 8.20 pm will be the Magician Performance.

At 8.50 pm will be the Second Blessing Draw

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At 9 pm,  will be the closing and reformation of Blessing Draw. The closing song that WJLL be played where everyone will sing together is called ” Feliz Navidad.”

At 9 pm to 11 pm will be debrief for the whole programme, packing of logistics and bringing it back to CAMP Challenge to unpack logistics.

What I’ve saw and learnt?

I’ve saw that those that were invited,  some are there are not from a well known family.  Which also bring across that this whole event is about Christmas.  And all those prizes that have been given out during the day,  be it the participantioj of activities or blessing draw. But I saw that they are happy to receive those gifts.  Because they cherish the things they receive.  Even if not useful,  they will give it to their relatives or siblings or family. But either way, it’s hard to see throughtout our daily life. And I’m honoured to be in this event,  to help out and conduct the activities.