Leveraging digital capabilities, the CAG CSR team experimented with conducting some of its activities online. They proposed new programmes which could be held ‘virtually’, to continue helping with the students’ learning needs. The schools agreed to test out this approach.
On 13 July, together with Metta School, CAG organised its first CSR event in more than half a year, with the last event being a textile donation run in January. Both the CSR team and CAG volunteers were excited to be able to resume the interactions with the students.
Organised for selected graduating Metta School students on the School-to-Work transition programme, the event focused on helping the students practise for their presentations to SG Enable and the Ministry of Education (MOE). Previously, these presentations were conducted face-to-face. This was the first time that Metta School students conducted their presentations online.
CAG volunteers played the role of SG Enable and MOE staff, listening to the students’ presentations, as they introduced themselves and gave a brief account of their work experience. At the end of each student’s presentation, the volunteers took turns asking them questions, as well as gave them encouragement. This greatly helped to boost the confidence of the students. The volunteers also assisted the teachers to sort out slight technical difficulties the students encountered while using the online meeting platform, Zoom.