Valour is our Youth Outreach adhoc and they work with a beneficiary to bring joy and happiness to the youths there.
"Both giver and recipient reap the benefits of a sharing and caring community. With Valour, all are included in its cycle to give back and encourage others to give back."
We kick started our Valour journey with a bonding session with the youths of Jamiyah
As many of the committee members and volunteers are interacting with the youths for the first time, the bonding session served as a platform for us to get to know and be comfortable with them, vice versa.
Talk with Committee members and Volunteers
The Valour team decided to focus on two essential values – responsibility and care and
To do this, we had a conducted a talk to educate the committee members and volunteers on the values and how to impart these values to the youths. The talk was conducted by an MOE Primary School teacher, Brother Zulhafiz, who has experience working with youths.
Responsibility could be summarised as the duty to
fulfil a certain task whether one had the intention to do it or not.
Care and Concern could be summarised as first, showing and doing things to show that one cares about another, second, to empathise with the other person on their level, and where both care and concern required a genuine intention to connect with them.
After learning the values, we wanted the youths to develop those values, hence a shopping race was organised for them. The race was held at Paya Lebar Singpost building. The race was divided into two segments, the race itself, and the second being the shopping for items.
During the race segment, three stations were set up for the youths to earn vouchers that will be used to buy groceries and household items.
These items are for the hampers that will be given to the Woodlands residents in the next event.
The Final Reflection
A carnival organised and held at NUS Science Frontier MPH.
The youths were given a booklet called Passports which included a personal particulars page reminiscent of a real passport with a slot for them to paste polaroids of themselves taken at the entrance to the carnival, the values they had learnt thus far, a few pages to paste quotes on and a reflection page.
Different game stations were held followed by a reflection session at the end.
During the reflection, the committee members held up sign boards with quotes of positivity. The youths would then approach the members to ask about the quotes that they were interested in.
The members and youths then shared stories and past experiences concerning the quote in discussion. After sharing them, the youths would receive a sticker with the same quote written on them and paste it into their Passports in the quotes section. Finally, a film screening was held.