SINGAPORE - Thirty students from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance of Singapore (CPASS) were taken to the supermarket and given cash vouchers for some shopping on Wednesday.
The activity was part of 'Sembcorp Gives Back Day'- a global corporate social responsibility effort involving staff in more than 10 countries from energy and water company Sembcorp Industries. More than 9,000 hours in total will be spent by the staff to help the various communities.
Sembcorp volunteers in Singapore also helped to repaint a floor mural at the CPASS,
cleaned up a 3.4-km stretch of beach at Pasir Ris, brought underprivileged elderly folk for an excursion and lunch at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and distributed groceries to 200 needy households.
In total, more than 350 staff in Singapore were involved in the day's activities.
Said Mrs Angie Ong, Principal of the CPASS: "It is truly heartwarming to know that Sembcorp has not forgotten the community and less fortunate... They have shown us what it means to show love and care beyond just monetary terms.
" Their support will mean so much to the children we work with, and help encourage them to face any challenges in their lives with courage."