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.
My son, Jin Kian is born Singaporean and is an Apprentice Baker. He was born with Down Syndrome, has flat feet, poor eyesight and low muscle tone. He had surgery to plug 3 holes in the heart on his first birthday. He uses one good eye to see and weight gain is a challenging issue. He is always enthusiastic in reporting for work as an apprentice in the baking section at HANIS where the boss and staff watch out and care for him.
He is happy and proud to be part of Relay Majulah - to contribute in his own small ways to the commemoration of SG Bicentennial and in support of President's Challenge. We are grateful to be Singaporeans, in a place we have a sense of belonging to, a place we call home and where there is inclusion regardless of race, language, religion or abilities. May we come as ONE People, to foster a greater sense of belonging in our nation and to build a caring and inclusive society. - Margaret Soh, mum of Goh Jin Kian
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.