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.
Life is short. While I'm alive and healthy, I want to experience as many things as I can. I feel privileged to have travelled widely; to have had a lot of music, art, books, theatre, and cinema in my life; to have enjoyed great food; to have written and taught in the world of academia; and to have had students, colleagues, friends, and family to support and inspire me.
Singapore is a much-admired global city, whose achievements have been spectacular in so many respects. But many who live and work here may not feel that they are part of the Singapore success story. My wish is for all of us to feel more responsible for one another; to go against the grain of selfish, competitive, and accumulative individualism so encouraged by our modern lives; and to build a resilient social basis on which everyone can live in dignity.
My modest contribution to the Relay Majulah is a gesture that helps me - and hopefully others too - to remember how much we all need one another. - Kenneth Paul Tan (Professor at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)
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
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.