It’s the season of giving! And what better way to give than to give back to the community? It has almost become a tradition that Hall 8 MAXAR would have their annual Christmas event with children with special needs at AWWA Special Student Care Centre, and this year was no exception. To spread the love and joy, Maxarians and other volunteers went down to AWWA on the 23 December 2016 and had a blast with everyone!
The event started out with an introduction of the children by the teachers. Then each volunteer was paired with a child for tea break to get to know one another better before their Christmas tree decorating session! Everyone, especially the children, enjoyed themselves hanging shiny decorations on to the tree any way they liked.
The student volunteers also set up various stations such as: Balloon Station, Christmas Card Making Station, Soccer Station and even a Gift Wrapping Station! The day concluded with each child receiving their Christmas gifts which included useful items such as waterproof bag, face towel, lanyards, A4 file. The team was heartened to see the kids enjoying themselves and was glad that this Christmas had become merrier for all that were there that day.
The world isn’t fair, but to balance the scales, the fortunate must give back to the less fortunate. Student Volunteer
About NTU Hall of Residence 8
Hall 8 was established in 1994 to meet the accommodation needs of students in NTU. However, it was only on 3 August 1997, that Hall 8 was officially opened by Mr Lim Hng Kiang, then Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs. This opening ceremony also saw the launch of the time capsule. 10 years later, on 3 August 2007, Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry opened this very same time capsule.
MAXAR is a charity fund-raising Special Project Committee of Hall 8. It was formed in 2007 with the intention to contribute to our community by raising funds and public awareness for charitable organisations. They believe that the society should be self balancing, that the blessed should help the less fortunate.