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ends 30 Sep 2019, 11:59 PM
Help Jia Xiang & Jia Wei conquer Mount Fuji in support of the special needs community!

The youngest participants of this year's inclusive climb are 18-year-old Jia Xiang and Jia Wei, twin brothers with autism. A trip to Pulau Ubin with their father Mr Phang showed him how they could rise to the challenges of outdoor and adventurous activities such as canoeing and adapting to new environments. The energetic brothers seem to have a natural affinity for sports and are willing to take on new endeavours. Mr Phang hopes to push their boundaries through the YMCA Inclusive Climb 2019, seeing it as an opportunity for them to meet more people, have meaningful interactions and strengthen their confidence and independence.

About the Challenge

As part of our mission to overcome limitations and change perceptions, YMCA is sending a team of special needs individuals to conquer Mount Fuji for the first time. Over the next 3 months, we will challenge them to make the impossible, possible as they prepare for the journey up Mount Fuji.
This inaugural expedition to Mount Fuji is part of our Y Camp Challenge initiative -- an outdoor adventure programme that empowers our special needs clients through outdoor activities.
Through this climb, they are able to develop their confidence, overall sociability and are empowered to look beyond their limitations. These skills will eventually help our clients adapt to the society more confidently and comfortably.

About the Charity

YMCA of Singapore is a volunteer-based Christian organisation that seeks to serve and impact all members of the community, regardless of race, language or religion, through programmes, services and enterprises to develop the body, mind and spirit.

YMCA is driven towards developing the heartware for Singapore through its programme and service infrastructure, building a resilient and caring society through sustainable community engagement programmes and nurturing socially responsible community champions. This includes engaging youth in programmes that provide opportunities for them to be attuned to the needs of the community, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to serve with excellence through structured training and development programmes, and providing them with the platforms to step-up and lead their peers and other like-minded youths.

YMCA needs your support to help sustain its programmes to touch lives and lift spirits among the less privileged in the community.


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