Keppel Volunteers and beneficiaries with President Halimah Yacob (fourth from left) at the SCO opening concert.
Spirits were high among SPD beneficiaries as they celebrated Singapore’s national day with Keppel Volunteers at the Padang.
Young circus fans from M1’s adopted charities enjoyed an unforgettable night previewing Cirque du Soleil’s dazzling new production ahead of the official opening.
As part of the befriending session at NKF, volunteers distributed goody bags comprising nutritious food items to the dialysis patients.
Volunteers from Keppel Capital hosted MDAS beneficiaries in a coffee art canvas workshop.
Volunteers from Keppel Land China visited schools in Guangnan County and organised activities for the students.

Touching lives

Building inclusive communities

Keppel Volunteers brought cheer to the underprivileged by hosting them at several exciting events.

Keppel Volunteers and Keppel Care Foundation collaborated to host some 100 beneficiaries at Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s (SCO) opening concert for its 2019- 2020 season on 12 July 2019. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob, who was accompanied by Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee.

It was a special evening for beneficiaries from Thye Hua Kwan Home for Disabled, Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), Pathlight School and The Purple Symphony, who were excited to meet the President and enjoy an evening of orchestra music by SCO musicians and guest percussionists. For many of them, it was their first time experiencing an orchestra performance.

Separately, Keppel Volunteers celebrated Singapore’s birthday with 13 beneficiaries from SPD (formerly Society for the Disabled) at the National Day Parade National Education Show on 13 July 2019. The beneficiaries were captivated by the exciting performances and breathtaking fireworks display.

Bringing cheer

As part of M1’s efforts to support the arts and help underprivileged children and youths-at-risks, the company hosted 650 children and youth from its adopted charities to a sneak preview of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’, of which M1 is the presenting sponsor.

Held at Cirque du Soleil’s brand new white-and-grey Big Top at Bayfront Avenue on 4 July 2019, the dazzling show transported children from Beyond Social Services, Brahm Centre, Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association (CARE), and the M1 Students Support Fund into a magical world featuring hidden realms, otherworldly characters and astonishing acrobatics.

Our children have been looking forward to this show with great anticipation and excitement. We are most grateful to M1 for journeying with CARE since 2002, supporting our youth with rich learning opportunities and making this an inspiring experience for every child. These opportunities have been greatly instrumental in shaping our children’s lives and widening their perspectives. M1’s support sends a clear message that the community cares and this has positively impacted their lives.

Ms Adelyn Poh

Co-Founder, Director of Enterprise

CARE Singapore

Continuing the company’s befriending sessions with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), about 15 volunteers from Keppel Corporation visited dialysis patients at NKF’s Kim Keat dialysis centre on 12 June 2019 and distributed goody bags comprising nutritious food items.

Volunteers from Keppel Offshore & Marine celebrated Hari Raya with elderly from Yishun Community Hospital on 30 May 2019. In addition to singing festive songs and playing Bingo, the elderly made handicrafts using traditional Ketupat weaving techniques.

Bringing cheer to beneficiaries from Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS) were volunteers from Keppel Capital who engaged beneficiaries in a coffee art canvas workshop at Udders Ice Cream on 10 May 2019. After an afternoon of making their own artistic creations using coffee, participants ended the day with a scoop of ice cream!

Green ambassadors

Keppel Volunteers stepped up once again to promote the Keppel Discovery Wetlands at Singapore Botanic Gardens during the June school holidays. 14 volunteers engaged over 500 children and visitors to appreciate Singapore’s rich biodiversity over five art and craft sessions at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

Making a difference in China

In support of the Chinese government’s poverty alleviation efforts, Keppel Land China collaborated with the Shanghai Charity Foundation, the Shanghai Jing’an District Education Bureau and the Shanghai Jing’an District Education Association to provide teaching resources to schools in the impoverished areas of Yunnan Province.

About 1,900 teachers and student representatives participated in symposiums and trainings which equipped participants with the skills to utilise the training resources provided. To further support the students’ learning, Keppel Land donated computers and books to schools in Guangnan County.

Separately, in June 2019, 20 Keppel Volunteers in Shanghai participated in a blood donation drive. Led by Mr Ben Lee, President of Keppel Land China, volunteers donated a total of 2,800 millilitres of blood.