In October, volunteers from CAG also supported Metta Students who were tasked to travel on their own from their school in Simei to Leisure Park Kallang for lunch and a game of bowling. The volunteers shadowed the students secretly to ensure that they crossed the road safely, took the right MRT and were generally safe.
For students who were participating in the programme for the second time, the volunteers upped the ante by attempting to throw them off course by offering sweet treats and asking for directions. To the students’ credit, they were not distracted from their task. The experience gained was a big step forward in developing skills to live independent lives.
In recognition of those who have made a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged youths, Changi Foundation also held the annual M.A.D. (Make A Difference) Luncheon where a record 33 airport partners were thanked for their contributions to programmes supporting students at Metta School and NorthLight School in the year before. CAG employees who clocked a total of 2,500 volunteering hours in 2018, were also able to pledge $100 to their beneficiary of choice as part of the foundation’s initiative to further the good of employees who completed at least 25 hours of volunteering in a year.
Besides recognising volunteers and partners, CAG was also the recipient of several awards for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and volunteering schemes, which CAG will like to humbly share the honour with our employees and airport partners:
Highlights of CAG Accolades in 2019
· HR Excellence Award 2019 – Excellence in CSR Strategy (Gold)
CAG was acknowledged as an inspiring role models through its impactful CSR framework and for its ongoing commitment to incorporate ethical values into its business model.
· Community Chest Volunteer Partner Award 2019
The organisation was recognised for its exemplary regular volunteering schemes that have benefitted Metta School.
· SportCares Awards 2019
Changi Foundation received the Corporate Giving Inspiration Award for supporting a SportCares signature programme that empowers communities, especially the under-served and the vulnerable, through sports.