About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
I am currently a full-time tutor and an aspiring engineer in the near future. I am a long-distance runner and I hope to be able to help the needy through running. I have a few friends who are joining this relay and I look forward to be running alongside with them! I also hope that I am able to raise the awareness that there are really people who are struggling to make ends meet and that, to be able to inspire more people to help others. Most importantly, that the less fortunate will be able to receive the help they need.
One of my proudest moment would be my trip to Kenya for 3 months on my own accord to train. I would never imagine myself doing that 3 years ago. However, I always wanted to take the path less taken and I am glad that I have the courage to do so. It was a pretty lonely journey as I had to work as a private tutor while juggling with training commitments. A year on, I managed to save sufficiently to get there. I hope to encourage everyone to chase their dreams and not give up in times of adversities.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society. Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.