About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years. It also aims to unite the community, for the community; and tell the inspiring stories of people with indomitable spirit, who live life to the full and live life without limits.
I was not at the peak of my health, both mentally and physically, in my earlier years. My pursuit of a career had consumed a great part of my thoughts and energy, which in turn caused me to neglect every other aspect of my life. Over time, I slowly realized that this sedentary lifestyle was causing me to stagnate even in my mindset and attitude towards life in general. That was when I first encountered the quote, 'I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul' by William Ernest Henley. I ruminated over this quote for a long time, slowly deciphering and extracting a personal message that applied to myself, and eventually decided that I wanted to regain control and mastery of my life beyond work.
Through my participation in Relay Majulah, I hope to inspire and empower others to take charge of their own actions, make a change to better themselves and the lives of others. Knowing that I can be a part of something bigger than self, and that I am able to give back to our society and our nation - gives me a greater sense and purpose in life.
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.