Raleigh Society organises environmental and community projects both in Singapore and overseas. Project ABC is the latest overseas project we have undertaken. Let's Take A Walk is our key local event which will take place on 5 September 2015. Read more about Project ABC and Let's Take A Walk here ! To learn more about the past projects that we have organised, please go to Projects.
Let’s Take A Walk is a non-profit, 100km round island group endurance walking event organized a group of like-mined volunteers who share the conviction to pay it forward. 2015 will be the 9th instalment and this year LTAW has a special meaning to Raleigh Society. It is organized in remembrance of Sheau Wen.
Sheau Wen has left peacefully on 30 January 2015 after having bravely battled cancer for 8 years. Sheau Wen has been synonymous to the Society, both within and beyond. She was at the helm of the Society from 2007 – 2013, alternating between the role of the Vice President and President even after being diagnosed with cancer.
LTAW 2015 will be held on 5 September 2015. Keep a look out for the registration opening.
As with previous walks, LTAW continues to encourage Singaporeans from all walks of life to challenge their physical limits and raise the awareness of PAYING IT FORWORD through this overnight round island walk. Each year, LTAW help to raise fund for a beneficiary. This year’s beneficiary is HCA Hospice. This HCA Hospice has helped provided home care to Sheau Wen near the last stage of her life and Sheau Wen would very much want to be able to give back in return.
Many of the local teachers, from the schools in the less developed part of Asia, who are tasked to teach the English Language, often have only a basic level of the English Language. They are usually struggling with the language themselves. There’s also a lack of training opportunities and language exposure made available to them.
Project ABC is conceived with the aim to equip these local teachers with a better language foundation and teaching skills. Through conducting English Language improvement lessons and sharing creative ways of conducting English Language lessons with these teachers, the project hopes to benefit both the local teachers and students in a more sustainable way.
The first Project ABC’s phase was carried out in Myanmar from 7 – 14 Dec 2014 with 3 volunteers and training with 14 local teachers from 2 remote village schools. The next project phases in Myanmar will be in June and December 2015.
June & December 2015 Phases
Project ABC is a long-term continuation project. It is, at this moment, in the infancy and development stage. The 2 key volunteers, Deborah Low and SimPernYiau, will be continuing to lead and develop the project. They’ll be working to formalize a training course structure. They’re continuing the training with the 14 local teachers in June and December 2015.
June 2015 phase will be on 5 - 15 June 2015.