On the 27th of February 2018, the Science Volunteer Corps (SVC) embraced the spirit of Chinese New Year, partnering with the Caregiving Welfare Association (CWA) to bring more joy into the lives of the elderly. This was a platform for all science students to give back and serve our community, being involved in an eventful day filled with heartfelt interactions from both our volunteers and the seniors alike.
With an intimate setting of 20 seniors, our volunteers had the opportunity to have meaningful interactions by engaging the seniors in stimulating events, such as playing charades and dabbling in paper-cutting handicrafts. To bond both chinese and non-chinese speaking seniors, the karaoke singing session planned by SVC included both English and Chinese songs, enabling everyone to sing their hearts out. Check out how bright the seniors were smiling!
Shu Kai, a student volunteer, performed a few songs to entertain the elderly. Here’s what he had to say about his experience as a volunteer
“It was a great experience doing something meaningful for the seniors in our community, especially something they can appreciate. Additionally, volunteer work is an avenue for us all to be more aware of the different members in our society and stay grounded.”
The last highlight of the day was the Lou Hei session, where all participants welcomed the new year with an abundance of good luck and fortune!
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