Our annual charity outreach programme for children, aRWSome Kids’ Date, began as an initiative in 2008 to give less-privileged kids a day of pure joy and fun.We worked with charity agencies to organise these dates with children, youths and social workers from Singapore and Malaysia.
Some 400 less-privileged children and social workers were invited to S.E.A. Aquarium on 22 November 2012. The gleeful children were the first guests to enter the home of more than 800 species of marine animals on the aquarium’s opening day.
Thirteen-year-old Low Wee Chong from the Society for the Physically Disabled was happy to be at the half-day event: “I’ve learnt that we should stop pollution so that the marine world can continue to thrive”.
Ms Lin Huiyu felt that this year’s aRWSome Kids’ Date incorporated learning in a fun way. The staff from Chinese Development Assistance Council said: “The students enjoyed the outing a lot and were exposed to different learning opportunities. It was a great experience for them.”
100 aRWSome volunteers also turned up on a humid Tuesday morning to chaperone 350 excited children from voluntary welfare organisations in Singapore and Malaysia. These children were treated to a day out at Universal Studios Singapore.
With the favourite blockbuster attraction TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle delivering thrills and spills, even the afternoon rain couldn’t dampen the children’s spirits.