COMMUNITY BEACH CLEAN UP DAY x NUS STUDENTS x CLUB HEAL
Thirty-five of our staff and clients teamed up with 43 NUS student volunteers from Temasek Hall Rag & Flag team for a beach clean-up at East Coast Park on 6 July 2022.
The participants had fun getting to know each other through ice-breaker activities after the clean-up. It was a great opportunity for the students to better understand mental health challenges through interacting with our clients. It was also a good way to give back to the community and do their part to care for the environment.
The bags of trash that the participants had collected were promptly cleared after the activity.
ITE GARDENING PROJECT @ CLUB HEAL MARSILING
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew
During the 2022 June holidays, four students from ITE College West dedicated three weeks of their time to spruce up the garden at our Marsiling centre. This green space is used as part of the rehabilitation programme at the centre.
We would like to thank our student volunteers Shahrul Iman Rosland, Muzhafar Shah Ramli, Muhammad Hafiy Amran and Mohammad Lutfil Hadi Mohammad Hydzir for helping to beautify our little haven.
We are also appreciative of Mr Rakesh and Ms Anna Lin, lecturers from ITE College West, for their support and we look forward to more meaningful partnerships with the college in the future.
OUR FEATURED VOLUNTEERS
Ustazah Laila has been a calm and warm presence in Club HEAL since it first opened its doors at Al Khair Mosque in 2012. Her commitment to share her knowledge on Islam and particularly to support our clients who face mental health challenges is evident. She had conducted weekly religious classes at Al Khair Mosque and then at Bukit Batok East Centre. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, her classes have reached a bigger audience as interested clients from all Club HEAL centres join her mass Zoom sessions. These are held every Thursday morning and contain teachings and reflections on excerpts of the Quran. Ustazah Laila is dearly loved by the Club HEAL clients who feel her genuine devotion, care and empathy for them.
Francoise Wong from RSVP Singapore
Our friendly volunteer Fran was introduced to Club HEAL by RSVP Singapore (The Organisation of Senior Volunteers). This former chemistry teacher conducts baking sessions at Club HEAL Marsiling every Monday. Her knowledge and technical precision gained from the science of chemistry boosts her baking skills. She shares her love for this delicious hobby with her students whom she engages with warmth, laughter and compassion. Clients at Club HEAL look forward to the baking sessions, as Fran will thoughtfully prepares new and fun recipes for them to try out together.