Caring for Community
Adopt A Block
Adopt a Block is a CSC organized event where we visited a rental block and distributed care packs consisting of items such as face masks, food items, dishwashing liquid, wet wipes among other essential items. The objectives of the project are as follows:
- To provide basic necessities and improve the living conditions of the residents
- To provide meaningful volunteering opportunities for the TP student population
- To build relationships with the residents of the rental block.
A total of 64 staff and students donated items, with 10 volunteers who helped in the distribution and around 100-150 beneficiaries, within the distribution block, managed to receive the donation items, which they may otherwise be unable to gain access to, due to financial issues or otherwise. Overall, it was a meaningful experience for the volunteers and the beneficiaries.
Hello My Grandfriend
In collaboration with Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home, “Hello My Grandfriend” is a tele-befriending project. The objectives of this project were:
- To provide companionship for the elderly
- To provide cognitive engagement for the elderly
The volunteers took away a new learning experience of tele-befriending and they now can be more confident in volunteering in more modes!
Humans of TP
Humans of TP was organized by CSC with its main objectives being:
- To credit and acknowledge staff who work behind the scenes to keep Temasek Polytechnic clean and safe
- To introduce these staff beyond their role as staff members
- To instil appreciation and gratitude for the staff amongst students of Temasek Polytechnic
This project involved six participants who interviewed 2 canteen vendors, 2 security guards, and 2 safety distancing ambassadors. Following which, short write-ups of the interviewed staff were posted on TPCSC’s Instagram and Facebook on a weekly basis.
CSC’s Mentoring Programmes, consisting of YEAH Programme and Enlighten Mentoring Programme, partners with external social service agencies. Student volunteers tutored, guided and mentored children aged 9-12 years old from lower income families. The objectives of the project are as follows:
- To build a strong base of volunteers and cultivate volunteerism in TP through weekly volunteer work.
- To establish and build community partnerships.
- To provide mentorship and gain an understanding of the needs of the mentees
Through the weekly mentorships, the mentees have seen improvements both academically as well as in their character development.
Enlighten Mentoring Programme
Project This Ability
This project provides volunteers with a platform to interact with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PWIDs) virtually, with the following project objectives in mind:
- To befriend Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PWIDs)
- To equip the beneficiaries with enhanced fine motor skills through activities
- To equip our volunteers with the necessary skills to respectfully communicate and interact with people with special needs
Through the different activities such as Bingo, arts and crafts planned, we engaged the beneficiaries cognitively and physically.
Sign With Me Workshop
This was a workshop conducted by DON8URI, a F&B social enterprise which advocates for social integration of deaf individuals. The objectives of the workshop were as follows:
- To empathize with the hearing impaired
- To pick up basic sign language such as terms used by the deaf community, manual alphabet, etc.
Through the guidance of a deaf instructor, participants were able to clear misconceptions they had about the deaf community, and even won prizes through the various quizzes!
Walk For Rice
The project objectives for Walk For Rice is as follows:
- To instil a giving spirit and cultivate a caring culture in Temasek Polytechnic
- To spread the spirit of giving amongst students and their peers
- Strengthen community partnership with South East CDC
- To promote the spirit of volunteerism
A total of 367 participants from Temasek Polytechnic (consisting of students and staff) walked/ran a total distance of 6937.74km, way higher than last year’s walk for rice which was a total distance of 2647.71km, which translates to a significantly increased number of rice bowls raised for the beneficiaries.