About Campaignends 30 Sep 2019, 11:59 PM
Through regular runs, swims and treks, 39-year old Marc Chiang keeps himself active and fit. With poor night and blur vision, it is a challenge for him to see in low-light conditions, but he has overcome these obstacles to lead a healthy lifestyle. Previously he served in the combat unit during his NS days and he has conquered challenging mountains such as Mt Ophir. Mt Fuji would be his next dream stop!
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
*COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, many vulnerable communities face new challenges. Fundraising has also become exceptionally difficult. We would like to make an appeal to all to join us in our efforts in reaching out during these tough times. Your donation will fund new initiatives and existing programmes that support these communities. Please read "Our Programmes" for more information on these programmes.
The YMCA of Singapore stands to challenge, champion and train youth to stand up and be counted as independent and effective contributors to an inclusive society.
Our "YMCA Strong" campaign is a statement of our desired outcome for all we serve - to give our clients a hand up, not simply a handout, so that each one will be strengthened to reach their potential.
Our programmes range from training and employing special needs youth to mobilising and training youth leaders and volunteers to serve the needy in society.