Projects & Activities - Community Year 2015

Happy Toilets @ Shopping Malls

After showcasing its service learning project Happy Toilets @ Shopping Malls to the Secondary 3 cohort at the St. Hilda's Secondary 3rd Annual Service Learning Symposium on 27th March, a group of passionate students displayed their commitment to collaborate with RAS to appreciate the cleaning attendants at the HDB's Tampines Central Community Complex (TCCC) shopping mall from 15th to 16th June. The students also conducted mystery Happy Toilet audits at TCCC and neighbouring shopping malls namely Century Square and Tampines 1 so as to better understand and appreciate the efforts of the cleaning attendants.

At the TCCC, the students organised an appreciation lunch for the cleaning attendants - buying lunch and having heartfelt conversations with the attendants to learn more about their strenuous work which tends to be overlooked by the public. In their bid to heighten public awareness on the importance of appreciating the cleaning attendants, the students also organised games and activities to educate the public. The group leader Ian Quek said: "My team of friends are very happy to be able to raise public awareness and we feel more of these projects should be done. We hope the public can be more gracious to the cleaning attendants." Through this service learning project, students not only acquire event and volunteer management skills but most importantly build up their positive character through helping cleaning attendants.

Singapore World Water Day (WWD)

For the 4th consecutive year, RAS supported the Singapore World Water Day, which was organised by the PUB, at the Singapore Sports Hub on 21st March. The event saw 6,000 visitors joining Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean to commemorate this crucial day. Brochures with information about RAS were distributed to visitors while our partner Adkel Solutions provided live demonstrations to visitors about its water-saving bidet which does not require plumbing and electrical works. The bidet, which is user-friendly without complicated buttons, can be installed in 20 minutes.

The World Water Day is commemorated internationally on 22nd March every year. It is a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues as well as to better prepare the world on future water management. This year also marks a jubilee year for Singapore after 50 years of independence where water security has played an integral role in nation building. RAS together with other partners drew water droplets on a curtained SG50 banner before it was fully unveiled to the visitors. This year also saw more than 400,000 people in different communities all over Singapore commemorating World Water Day throughout the month of March.


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