S.E.A Aquarium Visit with Singapore Cheshire Home
HOPE worldwide (Singapore), together with a team of 17 volunteers from Central Christian Church brought 12 beneficiaries from the Singapore Cheshire Home and 5 staff to the S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa.
For these residents, going on such outings are a privilege and it was their maiden trip visiting the Aquarium. The logistics that were involved in the outing included coordinating transportation for the wheelchair bound residents, hiring specialized vans from Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) and planning the itinerary for the day. The volunteers also had the opportunity to learn how to safely push the wheelchair – especially going up and down slopes.
Aside from being able to see the vast species of sea creatures, the residents and the volunteers both had fun visiting the exhibit, taking photos and immersing themselves in the conversations; despite any differences they may have. The visit was concluded with a meal at Malaysia Food Street where the volunteers served wholeheartedly by buying food and feeding the residents.
“I’m confident that every beneficiary enjoyed the trip and so did the volunteers. We spent our Saturday morning giving our hearts to create fond memories for the less privileged,” said Philip Ong, HOPE worldwide (Singapore) Volunteer Coordinator.