MAXAR is a charity fund-raising Special Projects Committee of Hall 8. It aims to achieve, enrich and empower people’s lives through empathy one step at a time.
In partnership with AWWA, MAXAR Snow City was a simple half day programme on 29 May 2017 where children from low income families were brought to Snow City, Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow centre.
Participants were first treated to a liquid nitrogen show, where experts showcased some fun and quirky experiments and thereafter allowed some of the students to have some hands-on practice. Then, they proceeded to the snow chamber where one hour of playtime was allocated. It turned out to be a very rewarding experience since most of the children have not had the opportunity to see snow before! Everyone had a lot of fun playing with the snow and tube sliding.
“Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart and seeing with his or her eyes, and it makes the world a better place to live in.” A volunteer of MAXAR Snow City
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 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 and the blessed should help the less fortunate.