RAS has been actively engaging with the various communities to promote the cleanliness of public toilets.
RAS is one of the strategic partners in National Campaigns & Community Events - RAS has been invited to be part of national campaigns like the World Toilet Day and the Clean & Green Week , which is now the Clean & Green Singapore. It is also involved with various agencies, for example, NEA's Clean & Sparkling Toilets poster campaign; various community development councils etc.
RAS also encourages the public to voice their opinions about the cleanliness of public toilets via SMS or email.
Latest Community Events
Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) 2017
For the second consecutive year, RAS is heartened to be one of the Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to benefit from funds raised under the YFC initiative. This is the first time tertiary students have opted to champion the cause of recognising our fellow cleaning attendants. A team of four Republic Polytechnic students has planned a series of activities to raise funds and show appreciation to the attendants from May to August. Fundraising activities will be held within the polytechnic to raise awareness about its movement. This will be followed by roadshows at shopping malls islandwide not only to raise funds but also to educate shoppers to show kindness to the attendants.
The team is targeting to raise at least $5,000 and mobilise 160 volunteers to assist in all related activities. The team was among 100 teams selected at the interview session on 29th April. 77 VWOs including RAS were approved by the YFC Secretariat to participate in the YFC this year. Participating VWOs need to be conferred with a valid Institute of Public Character (IPC) status as well. Last year, Nan Chiau High students raised over $6,000 for RAS through street sales and organised a carnival at Rivervale Plaza with grocery vouchers and gifts presented to the mall’s attendants.
‘Keep Clean, Singapore!’ 2017
RAS threw in its support for the launch of ‘Keep Clean, Singapore!’ (KCS) 2017 on 30th April, with its President Ms Tan Puay Hoon representing the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) sector, to signify the start of a series of community litter-picking activities in the month of May. For four years till 2015, Ms Tan had been one of the active members of the Public Hygiene Council (PHC) since its inception in 2011. The PHC is also the organiser of the KCS 2017 and has been spearheading the Keep Singapore Clean Movement over the years.
KCS bears the new name after the ‘Operation WE Clean-up!’ (OWCU) which had been held annually to promote a litter-free Singapore by encouraging everyone to take part in litter-picking activities. As OWCU progressed to another phase of upholding Singapore’s clean image and aimed to inculcate greater ownership of the environment, OWCU was renamed as KCS in hope that everyone takes action and leads by example to keep our public spaces clean.