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 am an architect and at when I was 5, I contracted polio and became paralysed in both legs. In the recent inaugural Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards on 3 July 2019, I was one of the 3 Achievement Awardees and I have had the honor to engage with both ESM Goh Chok Tong and President Halimah Yacob. We chatted extensively how many of us who have benefited so much from the community who has given us so much, can also contribute to Enable and Inspire. I hope my achievement can be an inspiration to others. It has been challenging for a disabled person to achieve and gain acceptance in society. President Halimah encouraged me to participate in the President's Challenge and I shared that I have participated in President's Challenge initiatives under President Nathan's period. I affirmed her that I would be on the lookout to participate again, so here I am! Every charity event is a 'challenge' in itself and this one is no exception. The desire to 'live' is the greatest inspiration to disregard any obstacles. - Michael Ngu (President and CEO of Architects 61)
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.