"EXTEND OUR KNOWLEDGE BEYOND THE WALLS"
Supervisor for community service
“…Seeing my classmates spending time with the children and trying to reach out to them really touched my heart. It reminded me of Helen Keller’s quote, ” Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This opportunity to serve the community allowed us to extend our knowledge beyond the walls of our classroom. It not only gave us the opportunity to share our knowledge with others, but also to receive and experience lessons that we would have hardly received in our comfort zone. Every moment of the time in service reminded me of my responsibilities as a student and a human being to the world around me.”
"BOND WITH EACH OTHER"
“Community service has given us an exposure to the different lives led by others, and helped us appreciate all the blessings that we have now. Watching the children learn through games, bond with each other and have fun at the same time, warmed our hearts. The ability to think and change plans on the spot, considering that the children are young and have short attention spans, made us think outside the box to create numerous impromptu games and interesting sessions. … These activities change our perspective of life and are true growing experiences.”
"A DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONE."
…relating to children from a different culture showed me that there is so much more to the world which I can learn about, and put me in the front lines to witness what being a refugee truly is like. The experience has greatly humanised my perspective on the global migrant crisis. Many thanks to Heads Up for this wonderful opportunity to serve the community. It will be an experience which I shall always consider a developmental milestone in my life – one which will certainly shape me into a better person.”
"FIRST COMMUNITY PROJECT"
“…this experience of working with the refugee children has not only allowed me to reach out to people in need, but also, made me realise how fortunate I am to be able to receive a proper education. The refugee children have also taught me to never give up when faced with challenges in life. …This is my first community project, but it will certainly not be my last.”
"NEW CHALLENGES IN LIFE"
Khoo Yue Han
Supervisor for Community Service
“I saw the students at Heads Up International grow in their wit and flexibility from their very first day of community service to the last. They displayed immense commitment and enthusiasm to every lesson with the refugee children. I believe this short term community service at Heads Up International has enabled students to truly experience humility and new challenges in life, which I hope would help them soar to greater heights in life.”