Giving ComChest beneficiaries an enabling experience through activities with the able bodied

(From left) Mr Eric Ang, Chairman, Organising Sub Committee of Community Chest Charity in the Park, Mr Fazly Amron with his son, Aaqil Aimar Fazly, student of Pathlight School, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills)
(From left) Mr Eric Ang, Chairman, Organising Sub Committee of Community Chest Charity in the Park, Mr Fazly Amron with his son, Aaqil Aimar Fazly, student of Pathlight School, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, at Universal Studios Singapore on Feb 18, 2017. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Mr Fazly Amron with his son, Aaqil Aimar Fazly, student of Pathlight School, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, at Universal Studios Singapore on Feb 18, 2017.
Mr Fazly Amron with his son, Aaqil Aimar Fazly, student of Pathlight School, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, at Universal Studios Singapore on Feb 18, 2017. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Aaqil Aimar Fazly, student of Pathlight School, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, at Universal Studios Singapore on Feb 18, 2017.
Aaqil Aimar Fazly, student of Pathlight School, and Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, at Universal Studios Singapore on Feb 18, 2017. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - More than 2,000 Community Chest beneficiaries and their caregivers took part in games and activities with corporate volunteers yesterday (Feb 18), some of which included the use of sign language.

Held at Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), over 300 volunteers from nine corporate organisations including HSBC Singapore and RWS, took part in activities such as the Giant Jenga Challenge and a treasure hunt.

The treasure hunt had both volunteers and beneficiaries completing tasks by getting clues using sign language. Some of the beneficiaries have hearing disabilities.

This is the second year that the event Community Chest Charity in the Park is being held. Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, was the event's guest-of-honour.

The event was co-organised with RWS as part of the integrated resort's five-year pledge of $5 million cash donation and in-kind support to Community Chest from 2014 to 2018.

Chairman of Community Chest, Mr Phillip Tan, said that the event has drawn a lot of support from corporations through donations and volunteer work.

"For our beneficiaries, their evening spent at Universal Studios Singapore is not just a simple outing, but an enabling experience," said Mr Tan.

"We will continue to create more opportunities for meaningful interaction between persons with and without disabilities as we build a more caring and inclusive Singapore."