Kids’ Food Fund volunteer expedition to Oras West Central Elementary School, East Samar, Philippines
10 staff volunteers from The Ascott Limited in Philippines went on a volunteer expedition to teach schoolchildren beneficiaries of Kids’ Food Fund programme. In order to enable the children to be independent, volunteers taught them cooking skills, personal hygiene (through handwashing and toothbrushing demonstration) and gardening. In addition, volunteers gave the children a medical and dental check-up. The cheque presentation held at the end of the last day brought the three-day expedition to a close.
Kids' Food Fund volunteer activity at Chun Hua County in Shaanxi province, China
12 CapitaLand staff volunteers from The Ascott Limited in Xi'an visited and spent time to interact with schoolchildren in Xi'an which received support from the CapitaLand Kids' Food Fund programme. The school was one of the 14 schools in Shan'xi province that the programme reached out to. The school representatives received donations pledged by CHF during a cheque presentation ceremony held on 28 December 2011. A total of 6,725 school children and a further 13,250 community members benefited from micronutrient fortified food donated through this philanthropy programme.
My Schoolbag, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Japan
About 500 CapitaLand staff volunteers from CapitaMalls Asia and CapitaLand accompanied close to 2,000 underprivileged children in Singapore, Malaysia, India and Japan to shop for new schoolbags and school necessities using CapitaVouchers in November 2011. As the children warmed up to the volunteers, they shared stories of school life and nuggets of family life with the volunteers. Amidst chatter, jokes and impromptu games, the children could barely hide their excitement on what items to pick at the shopping malls.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “My Schoolbag Brings New Start in Life to Many More”
Christmas Light-up Party at ION Orchard, Singapore
Where everyone waited out in the streets of Orchard for the Christmas lights to come up, the team at ION Orchard hosted a Christmas Light-up Party for 30 children beneficiaries from KK Hospital Health Endowment Fund ("KKHHEF") and their families in conjunction with Orchard Road's official Christmas Light-Up. They were the first group to experience ION Orchard's majestic 20-metre walk-in Christmas tree which came with an observatory deck that was built 10 metres above the ground. KKHHEF is also the beneficiary of CapitaLand S.E.N.D. for Hope
e-card campaign 2011.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “Innovative Festive Cheers at ION Orchard Light Up Lives”
Volunteer expedition to CapitaLand Xingfuzhilu Hope School, Inner Mongolia, China
The expedition titled "Building for Tomorrow•Sharing the Love" involved a team of 28 CapitaLand staff from Singapore, Vietnam and China who spent 2 weeks from 9 to 21 October 2011 to teach 226 primary school students of Chinese and Mongolian descendent English, Vietnamese dance, movie appreciation and photography. The students also had a go at orchid painting, tile painting, kite painting and kite flying, and participated in a camp fire and Sports Day organised by the volunteers.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “Strength in Adversity”
Kids' Food Fund Children's Day excursion at Singapore Zoo, Singapore
About 100 underprivileged children, aged seven to 12 years old from from Xishan Primary School, Boon Lay Garden Primary School and Jamiyah Children's Home, were led by 35 CapitaLand staff volunteers as they happily trotted down Singapore Zoo on Children's Day which fell on 7 October 2011. They were in for a fun-filled half-day educational food trail and watched an entertaining live performance at the Splash Safari by Philip the Seal. They also learnt about animal's food nutrition during Dr Ooz's Wild Kitchen presentation.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “A Heartfelt Zoo-per Good Time”
Volunteer expedition to Nang Yen Primary Hope School, Pho Thu, Vietnam
The expedition from 25 to 30 September 2011 aimed to build CapitaLand Nang Yen Primary Hope School in Pho Thu province, Vietnam involved 40 CapitaLand staff volunteers from CapitaLand's offices in Vietnam, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines. In unity, they completed the final phase of the new school's refurbishments, which included manually paving walkway to loosening the soil for landscaping. The volunteers also spent half-a-day playing sports with 165 students and taught them enrichment lessons. Before the end of expedition, they also visited some of the students' homes.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “Coming Together in Hope”
My Schoolbag, China
The programme kicked off in China in September 2011 where schoolbags and stationery were contributed to more than 17,000 underprivileged Primary One children from over 200 schools in 17 provinces and autonomous regions. A record of 462 staff volunteers from CapitaMalls Asia (China) participated in the programme this year; they visited the schools and spent the day interacting with the schoolchildren beneficiaries.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “Carriers of Love and Hope”
Green for Hope @ Primary Schools roadshows, Singapore
To kick start the fourth run of the Green for Hope @ Primary Schools 2011, a group of about 30 CapitaLand staff volunteers conducted roadshows at six primary schools (Bukit View Primary, Edgefield Primary, Eunos Primary, Nan Chiau Primary, Nanhua Primary and Seng Kang Primary) from 25 to 27 July 2011 to raise awareness of the Green for Hope project and reinforce the adage of 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This year, about 30 CapitaLand staff volunteers produced a video to drive home the message instead of putting up the usual live skit at the roadshows. On top of the cast of seven volunteers, there were three video and costumes crew recruited to bring the production to fruition.
Read about the volunteers’ story, “CapitaLand Staff Try Their Hand at Movie-making For the Environment and Charity”
P.E.E.K (Providing Educational Exposure for Kids) @ ION Orchard, Singapore
Under the guidance of 40 CapitaLand staff volunteers, over 90 children from five primary schools were given a behind-the-scene P.E.E.K tour of ION Orchard on 20 April 2011, introducing them to facilities such as the electronic parking guidance system, the green wall, carbon monoxide sensors and tap sensors. The inquisitive children awed at these green features and it is this satisfaction of education a new generation that keeps CapitaLand staff Melvin Song volunteering every year. He said, "I have two boys of my own, I find it so meaningful to be involved in this way."
Read about the volunteers’ story, “CapitaLand Hope Foundation Reaches Out to Underprivileged Children Islandwide”