It was a beautiful NUS Cares morning on 3rd September as our Raffles Hall community comprising of residents and ex-residents, spent our Saturday morning in Sembawang at Blossom Seeds, a community care organisation that supports seniors to blossom in their golden years by staying active.
For our silver-haired beneficiaries, it was a marvelous occasion to enjoy the lively atmosphere with members of community of all ages, whilst we as NUS alumni, students and staff found it heartening to experience the joy of the seniors as we guided them through the walkathon and performances. Minister of Health, Ong Ye Kung also expressed his appreciation for our strong support of the Healthier SG program which is for all Singaporeans to take steps towards better health (https://www.healthiersg.gov.sg/about/).
Raffles Hall was represented by Ms Lim Swee Kim, Chairman of Raffles Hall Association; Associate Professor Stella Tan, Master of Raffles Hall along with alumni and residents, and Professor Chen Tsuhan, Deputy President (Research & Technology) joined our RH family on this meaningful community program too.
As an alumnus who had a wonderful campus life in Raffles Hall, I will continue to give back by providing volunteering opportunities for our undergraduates to grow wholly and fully. I believe that alumni contribution is essential in this ecosystem because we can provide the network, funding, and mentorship to our undergraduates. We can continue to nurture a kind and respectful society as a simple act of kindness can go a long way in spreading a smile.
See Blossom Seeds Ready Set Gold 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI80HZvPBtA