06 Jul AWWA Connect, July 2018
We notify our subscribers on the various happenings at AWWA every quarterly. Below, you can find the past issues of our e-newsletter.
HIP HIP HOORAY AWWA SCHOOL!
In collaboration with SportCares, the 8th edition of AWWA School Sports Day returned this year on 19 April at Pasir Ris Sports Centre.
The Sports Centre was draped in blue, green, red and yellow, representing each of the houses. The crowd definitely filled the place with life, vibrancy and cheers.
With the theme “Sports League”, students had fun competing in the six modified major sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, floorball, soccer and volleyball.
Everyone was pumped up for the friendly cheerleading competition, cheering while waving their flags high in the air. Together with the students, the teachers, parents and volunteers actively participated in the activities rejoicing in the spirit of AWWA School Sports Day – empowering every student to lead active lifestyles with their family and the community.
SUNDAY FUNDAY AT THE MOTHER’S DAY CHARITY FUN WALK 2018!
50 clients from AWWA Family Service Centre took part in the Mother’s Day Charity Fun Walk 2018 organised by Mediacorp on 13 May. Half of the ticketing proceeds was donated to AWWA, the sole beneficiary for this event.
It was an early start for our clients at the Marina Barrage where they began their walk at 8am! During the walk, participants also took part in a scavenger hunt and lucky draw.
The families definitely had fun and bonded over the activities during the event!
DISABILITY SOCIAL WORK SYMPOSIUM
Held on 18 May 2018 at The Rainbow Centre at Margaret Drive, the inaugural Disability Social Work Symposium was organised by a group of social workers in the disability sector to network and share best practices to aid in learning and development. The event was graced by the guest-of-honour, Ms Ang Bee Lian, Senior Director and Director of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Sandra Tan, Assistant Director of AWWA Family Service Centre, is part of the Pro-tem committee of the Disability –Social Work Chapter under the auspice of the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW). During the Symposium, Sandra shared some of findings from the two-year pilot programme, AWWA Caregiver Service (Disability) (CS (D)). The findings include statistics from the client satisfaction survey like 82% of caregivers indicated that CS (D) allowed caregivers respite from their caregiving duties and 82% of caregivers indicated that the participation in CS (D) activities helped them to reduce stress. Over the course of the two years, CS (D) served a total of 685 clients.
The event was attended by 120 participants from the various Social Service and Health Care Organisations.