ALIVE! (“Appreciating Lives, Initiating Volunteerism Everyday!”) is an annual event organised by Science Volunteer Corps (SVC) Sub-committee to encourage fellow undergraduates from the Faculty of Science to take ownership in volunteering and to promote a heart of giving by providing opportunities to volunteer and to impact lives.
This year, ALIVE! 18: A Day of Memories was held on 7th June 2018. The participants included 50 Science undergraduate volunteers and 100 beneficiaries consisting of seniors from Caregiving Welfare Association (CWA), and children from both Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and Fei Yue Family Service Centre (FYFSC).
In the morning, everyone was gathered at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium in Education Resource Centre, University Town. The children and senior beneficiaries were split into their respective groups for the day, where they would mingle with one another, exchange conversations, and help each other during the segment. The children and seniors worked together to complete various station activities for the morning segment.
After lunch, they worked together in designing their own customised photo frame to put their printed group photos. For the finale, everyone gathered back at Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium for Prize Presentation and mass photo-taking.
At the end of ALIVE!’18, the beneficiaries had a memorable day of interacting with one another, and fond memories were made. For the student volunteers, not only they had fun and excitement, they also had a meaningful volunteering experience as well.
Fauzi (Year 4 Life Sciences, left) and Hui Xian (Year 3 Life Sciences, right) are members of the SVC sub-committee who helped planned for ALIVE’18 half a year before. Their goal was to create and provide a fun and memorable event for the children and the elderly to interact through games and activities, and is evident that ALIVE’18 was successful!
Hui Zhen (Year 3 Chemistry) had always enjoyed herself at ALIVE!, She had been a volunteer for ALIVE! for the past 2 years. She feels that it is a rewarding experience after seeing the participating beneficiaries had enjoyed themselves and benefited from the company and the activities planned for them. At the same time, she uses this opportunity to spend time with the children and the elderly, which she often does not have the chance to, She is also already looking forward to ALIVE! next year.
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Official NUS Facebook Feature: https://www.facebook.com/nus.singapore/posts/ALIVE’18
Official NUS Instagram Feature: https://www.instagram.com/nus_singapore/alive18
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