2015 CapitaLand Hope Foundation Carnival
On behalf of our students, we would like to thank the good people of Capitaland Hope Foundation for putting together the 100k Hope Hours Challenge experiential heritage trail and Carnival.
Regrettably, the heritage trail was cancelled as the haze situation for the day was in the unhealthy range. But kudos to the team for activating the contingency Carnival venue at Raffles City level 3 and sending out the mass SMSs to all participants in the wee hours of morning. The alternate venue was much smaller but it made for closer interactions and, despite close quarters, a fun time was had by all.
Our thanks to our President, Dr Tony Tan, for gracing the occasion and making the day extra special for our three students, “Amy”, “Ben” and “Carol”. The President posed for pictures and was presented with the very first independent tactile drawing ever made by our blind student, “Amy”, and a copy of our coffee table book, ”Our World Can Be Vibrant Too!”, containing testimonials and words of encouragement from eye care professionals, school teachers, students, parents, volunteers and staff.
Students and staff also had the opportunity to pose for pictures with Olympian Mr. Canagasabai Kunalan, who represented Singapore at the 1968 Mexico City Games.
And, finally, our thanks to the President’s Challenge Secretariat for selecting us to be one of the beneficiaries of the 2015 President’s Challenge – We Care.