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Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) 2017

Apr 29 2017 in

For the second consecutive year, RAS is heartened to be one of the Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to benefit from funds raised under the YFC initiative. This is the first time tertiary students have opted to champion the cause of recognising our fellow cleaning attendants. A team of four Republic Polytechnic students has planned a series of activities to raise funds and show appreciation to the attendants from May to August. Fundraising activities will be held within the polytechnic to raise awareness about its movement. This will be followed by roadshows at shopping malls islandwide not only to raise funds but also to educate shoppers to show kindness to the attendants.

The team is targeting to raise at least $5,000 and mobilise 160 volunteers to assist in all related activities. The team was among 100 teams selected at the interview session on 29th April. 77 VWOs including RAS were approved by the YFC Secretariat to participate in the YFC this year. Participating VWOs need to be conferred with a valid Institute of Public Character (IPC) status as well. Last year, Nan Chiau High students raised over $6,000 for RAS through street sales and organised a carnival at Rivervale Plaza with grocery vouchers and gifts presented to the mall’s attendants.