Singtel staff bring joy to beneficiaries at year end carnival
SINGAPORE, 30 October 2014 – About 500 children from the Singtel Touching Lives beneficiaries were treated to some fun and games at Big Splash today, where a carnival was organised to kick off the year-end festivities.
Close to 1,000 Singtel staff volunteered their time to set up food and game stalls for these children. Into its second year, the Singtel Year End Carnival provides a platform for “VolunTeaming”, allowing staff to team build while contributing back to the community. It is also the largest event where all staff come together to do something special for the beneficiaries, in addition to making donations.
Below are some pictures from today’s carnival.
Chairman of STLF and CEO Consumer Singapore, Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, helping a child to fish for a prize.
STLF beneficiaries having fun on stage with the minions.
Emcees providing stage entertainment for scores of children.
About Singtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility
The Singtel Group aims to create sustainable and long-term growth for our business, while leading and shaping positive changes for our marketplace and customers, the communities we operate in, our people and the environment.
Singtel’s community focus is on the well-being of people, enabling their inclusion into society and helping them realise their potential through our core competence in digital and infocomm technologies.
Singtel believes that we can make a difference to disadvantaged communities, especially the vulnerable children and youth, through corporate and workplace giving, staff volunteering and leveraging our skills and ICT innovations.
Read more about Singtel’s corporate social responsibility and programmes at http://info.singtel.com/about-us/sustainability.
Beneficiaries of Singtel Touching Lives Fund 2014
APSN Chaoyang School
The School provides special education for children with mild intellectual disability and autism, aged 7-12 years. The aim of the school programme is to provide education and training to enable the children to have the necessary skills, attitude and personality to lead normal, independent lives in adulthood.
APSN Tanglin School
The APSN Tanglin School provides special education for children with mild intellectual disability, aged 13-16 years. The special education programme aims to enable children to have the necessary skills, attitude and personality to lead normal and independent lives in adulthood.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) School
The CPAS School serves students aged 7-18 years, diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Due to their condition, students often require specialised and intensive rehabilitation through therapy intervention. CPAS School provides individual or group therapy sessions with speech therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Eden School provides education and training to help children with moderate to severe autism aged 6 to 18 years old to acquire the necessary skills, attitude and personality to lead normal independent lives in adulthood.
MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School
The MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School provides a basic foundation in independence and employment skills to serve children aged 5 to 18 years with intellectual disabilities. It aims to develop each child to his or her fullest potential with the long-term objective of enhancing the child's prospects of integrating into mainstream society.
Singapore Cancer Society (SCS)
The Singapore Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer through public education, screening, patient services, financial assistance, research and advocacy. Singtel is the title sponsor of the Race Against Cancer and we pledge S$250,000 to the "SCS Help the Children and Youth" programme, which helps children and youth who are cancer patients or whose parents or siblings have cancer.