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 started in 2000 and represents a coming together of people from all walks of life, under the President's patronage, to help those who are less fortunate. It is the President's call to all Singaporeans to do their part to build a more caring and cohesive society.
While fundraising continues to be at the heart of President's Challenge, the campaign has gone beyond the giving of money to the giving of time, skills and talent for the less fortunate. President now seeks to play a bigger role in nurturing stronger communities by expanding support for programmes beyond the social service sector and to encourage the young and elderly population to be involved in community work.
Under the leadership of President Halimah Yacob, President's Challenge is looking into more customised and upstream support to help the most vulnerable change their circumstances through skills upgrading, capacity building and empowerment.