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 used to be an educator at a secondary school. I love to see teenagers grow, not only physically, but also mature as individuals. To see my students successful is the most fulfilling part of my job. I believe contributing back to the society. I am glad to be given the opportunity to walk the talk to support the national defence by volunteering with SAFVC as a bridge watchkeeper attached to the Landing Ship Tanks. Being featured at this year's NDP parade, I hope to have convinced especially my students that giving back to the society is extremely important in our own capacities. I believe in inclusivity and I hope more support can be given to those who need it more in the society. With greater awareness created through Relay Majulah, I hope that more people will contribute to do their part for the charities.
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.