NTUC this week (2 Mar, 2012)
Walking Feet In Feet With ‘Project Happy Feet’
By Vanessa Teo
Young NTUC will now be able to do more for the under privileged children by walking into their lives through its new partnership with ‘Project Happy Feet‘. As its official youth activation partner, Young NTUC will not only be participants in the upcoming ‘Project Happy Feet Slipper Race‘ (PHFSR) taking place on 4 November 2012, but will help to organise some of the programmes under ‘Project Happy Feet’ as well.
This was revealed at a cheque presentation ceremony on 15 February 2012, where a cheque of $85,360.58 out of the $106,700.72 raised through PHFSR 2011 was presented to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. This was witnessed by Mayor of South East District and Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Defence and National Development Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, who also flagged off the race last year.
Said Young NTUC Executive Secretary Steve Tan: “This collaboration is extremely meaningful. Last year, when we got to hear about ‘Project Happy Feet’, we decided that we will try our best to contribute in whatever small ways that we can… For Young NTUC, we always believe that the mark of civility in society is seen by how you treat the lesser privileged. Not just in your own country, but the world overall… So definitely, Young NTUC is committed to support ‘Project Happy Feet’ from this point onwards, for as long as it goes.”
In PHFSR 2011, Young NTUC and its two youth chapters, Young Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE) and Young Healthcare Services Employees’ Union (HSEU), brought along 56 participants to walk for this meaningful cause, and received the ‘Corporate Participation Award’ for forming one of the largest corporate contingents. This year, Young NTUC is all geared up to do more to help the under privileged children, hoping to leave a footprint in their lives.