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!
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
Tan Wei Li
Vice Project Director
Ong Si Ying
Ong Yan Zhi
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