Sea of Hope

Team Members:
Shaun Ko, Rebecca Ng, Ruolan Wei, Syawal Malik

Social Cause:
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund

School Represented:
Millennia Institute

Estimated Public Awareness:
62,000

No. of Volunteers Mobilised:
91

Funds Raised:
$53,656

Project Highlights:
Fold-A-Fish Project

  • The team was featured in the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of paper fishes folded in an hour.
  • In the final event, close to 1300 participants and 100 facilitators came together to fold fishes for the cause across a time frame of 1 hour, where public awareness was raised.
  • The event used completely recycled paper and magazines collected prior to the event to raise awareness on environmental protection with funds raised for a social cause.
  • Seventy seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy six (77,776) fish were folded.
  • At the end of the event, the fishes were sent for the Adopt-A-Fish Event, where it was sold to the public. Remaining fishes were sent for recycling.

Team Reflections:

Through this project, I’ve learnt many new things about my team members, the people around me, and also about myself. I am glad that I have done this much to help the needy patients for TTSH, yet, I feel that I have yet to adequately return to the community. All the exhilaration in finally breaking a record, the late nights spent discussing and finding loopholes in our event, and afternoons spent devising ways to get more public donations, will be something that I will never forget. My experiences with YFC have no doubt spurred me on to continue giving back to the community in ways that I can, even in the future.

As a YFC Participant, always strive to bear in mind that you are not doing this for personal glory and that your actions can truly make a difference in someone else’s life.

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