Singtel celebrates inclusiveness with mega carnival for special needs students
SINGAPORE, 13 October 2016 – More than 1,000 students from all Special Education (SPED) schools across the island enjoyed a mega carnival organised by Singtel staff volunteers at Singapore Expo today, as part of 15th anniversary celebrations for the Singtel Touching Lives Fund (STLF).
The event, which is in its fourth year, saw over 1,700 Singtel staff volunteers put up a superhero-themed carnival for the special guests, with stage entertainment, food and game stalls designed to transport them into a world of fantasy. Each student was paired with a staff volunteer, who brought them around to participate in various activities.
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chairman of the STLF and CEO Consumer Singapore at Singtel, said: “The Singtel Carnival provides an opportunity for the special needs children to interact and enjoy themselves in a safe and fun environment. I’m glad to see that volunteerism is on the rise among our employees and we are fostering a meaningful bond with the community.”
Since 2002, the STLF has worked with charities that offer critical and specialised education, as well as supported programmes for children and youth with special needs. To date, it has raised over S$33 million for its beneficiaries. The beneficiaries adopted by the STLF are APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Tanglin School, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School, Eden School, and MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School.
Below are some pictures from today’s carnival.
Chairman of the Singtel Touching Lives Fund and CEO Consumer Singapore, Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, cheers some students on as they play a game.
Group CEO, Ms Chua Sock Koong, looks on as staff volunteers dish out some candy floss for a student.
Superheroes save the day at the Singtel Carnival.
Students dance along to a performance on stage.