F reshmen O rientation P rojects 2018
As part of NUSSU RAG & FLAG event, FLAG provides students with the
opportunity to give back to society. Apart from FLAG day - a one day
activity for students to go around Singapore for fundraising, Beneficiary
Engagement Day (BEDs) are also organized for students to interact with
our beneficiaries. All the funds raised will go to our beneficiary –
Fernvale Gardens School – to improve the student welfare and support
their operations. We encourage you to join us as a volunteer to engage
in fun-filled activities and have a good time with the students! This
will make your FLAG day experience more meaningful knowing who you’re
really flagging for!
It had been quite some time since I’ve wanted to do something
meaningful in my life. Thus, being involved with Movement for the
Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) during the Beneficiary
Day 2017 gave me a great opportunity to help children who were not
as fortunate as me. It warms my heart when I saw the intellectually
disabled children smile and were having fun while enjoying the
activities that we’ve prepared for them in school. This made me
realized that genuinely spending time with them brings simple
happiness to them. Nevertheless, I hope to continue to volunteer
at MINDS for many semesters to come as it always feels good
volunteering out of goodwill!
Gervaise Ang, Year 1 Computer Engineering Student Read more about FLAG from your seniors!
RAG & FLAG isn’t complete without our Flag component. This
year, we will be planning a lineup of activities and games
for our residents at Fernvale Gardens School. Join us in
this meaningful day as we give back to the society. We will
also be having a Flag day in August for you to do a little
something for our beneficiary.
Beyond raising support for our beneficiaries, FLAG also presents
us the opportunity to interact with the students of Fernvale Garden
School. Come to give your time and attention to these students, and
leave with your heart even fuller than before!
You get to enjoy the day with your friends, and at the same time,
spreading love and care to the children.
This year, we have organised two Beneficiary Engagement Days,
one after FSC and another before FOW. Join us in the 1st session
as an OG to strengthen your budding friendships, or take this
opportunity to know your OG mates before the actual FOW camp
starts in the 2nd session!
The completed palm print rainbow and a final group shot to end
the day! The mass palm print rainbow created with the students
last year represents hope and love, the two values we hold for Flag!
A final photo to wrap up the FLAG experience, but the memories
live on. We invite you to join us on this meaningful journey in
2018! Hand in hand, let’s start by making a small difference in
whatever ways we can, as one SoC.
What your seniors have to say about FLAG!
BED was a meaningful experience and left me with deep memories
while I embarked my new journey in NUS School of Computing,
giving back to the society. After the first engagement, it was
an eye opener for me to see how the caregivers and teachers
catered to different children with different needs and adjust
their attitude towards them accordingly. I must admit it was not
easy as I was not trained nor fully prepared to deal with
situations where there’s a sudden mental breakdown which I
experienced it in my first engagement. I felt regretful as I
do not know what to do. Hence, I observed and learnt as much
as I could from the teachers and make an improvement in myself
to better cater to these children during my second engagement
experience. Overall, BED gave me an insightful learning
experience and things I never once knew about these children.
I learnt so much about their needs and the difficulties in
portraying their feelings up front as well as discovering the
distinct talent in each child.
Rachel Tan, Year 1 Computer Science Student
FLAG and the Beneficiary Engagement Day (BED) is an opportunity
that you will have to raise funds for and interact with special
needs children from Fernvale Gardens School. In BED, we were able
to interact with them, understand them, feel for them. They were
so happy to welcome us! Their cheery laughter was contagious, and
it’s really the simple things that one remembers like the way they
called us Kor Kor and Jie Jie as they invited us to play with them.
And this was a timely reminder for us as we embarked on a new
chapter in life. You have two hands; one is for helping yourself
and the other is for helping others.
Nicklaus Ong, Year 1 Business Analytics Student
I am very thankful that BED was organized for us as it provided
me with an opportunity to give back to the community. Spending time
with the less privileged children made me realize the little things
I often take for granted, which motivates me to make the best out of
the short session I have with them by bringing joy to their lives.
Upon interacting with these children, FLAG day became more meaningful
for me because I know who I am flagging for and it encouraged me to
do my best for these children. I am glad to know that SOC has
organized this meaningful CIP activity and I do hope that SOC can
organize more of such meaningful engagement sessions.
Koh Zhi Ming, Year 1 Information Systems Student
The Beneficiary Engagement Day (BED) is a great opportunity to
contribute back to the community. As volunteers, we get to interact
with these students and better understand them. Teachers from Fernvale
Gardens School are extremely knowledgeable whenever us volunteers have
doubts in approaching the students. Volunteering for BED reminds us of
the things that we often take for granted for and allows us to
appreciate the little things in life.
Nivian Lee, Year 2 Information Systems Student
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Tan Wei Li
Vice Project Director
Ong Si Ying
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