My First Skool at Blk 208B Punggol Place partners with Al-Islah Mosque to raise funds for needy families as part of ECDA Start Small Dream Big Project

My First Skool at Blk 208B Punggol Place partners with Al-Islah Mosque to raise funds for needy families as part of ECDA Start Small Dream Big Project

As part of 'Start Small Dream Big' in Singapore, My First Skool at Punggol Place partnered with Al-Islah Mosque for a day of fund-raising activities...

‘Start Small Dream Big’ in Singapore (SSDB) was initiated by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to encourage pre-schools to create platforms for children to give back to the community. It was first launched as part of SG50 and the 15th anniversary of President’s Challenge, as an annual series of fund-raising and volunteer activities.

NTUC First Campus’ (NFC) My First Skool (MFS) at Blk 208B Punggol Place “Start Small Dream Big” (SSDB) project for year 2019 is titled “#JomFUNraisingRaya @MFSPC4!”. 

This year, the centre partnered with Al-Islah Mosque for a day of fund-raising activities in conjunction with the festival of Hari Raya Aidilfitri – held at the centre and its surrounding premises.

Start small dream big in Singapore

PHOTO: FACEBOOK / Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim

Funds raised were donated to needy families in Punggol as a part of Al-Islah Mosque’s “Blessings in Harmony” donation drive. 

With the theme “Caring for the Community”, the project serves to build and establish strong partnerships with the community through acts of charity and for the MFS children to learn and gain more knowledge. 

‘Start Small Dream Big’ in Singapore 2019: MFS partners with Al-Islah Mosque

On 28 June, 2019, 50 children from My First Skool at Blk 208B Punggol Place and another 15 children from Al-Islah Mosque, came together to collaborate in the centre’s very first SSDB project. Some 95 other guests, including parents and community partners from MFS and Al-Islah Mosque, also participated in the event.

Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development, was the Guest of Honour. 

Start small dream big in Singapore

PHOTO: FACEBOOK / Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim

Through the programme, the MFS children had the opportunity to learn about the virtues behind the celebrations, as well as gain cultural awareness through the use of the Malay language in artistic forms (various cultural performance) and through a bilingual approach (of Malay and English)

The event programme included: 

Performances by Children 

  • Cultural Dance Performance by Nursery & K1 children 
  • Public Speaking by Al-Islah Mosque & MFS children 
  • Istimewa Hari Raya’ – a Skit and Dance on Hari Raya Aidilfitri by K2 children 
Start small dream big in Singapore

PHOTO: FACEBOOK / Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim

Interactive activity booths 

  • Photo Booth 
  • Traditional Games: Gasing (spinning top game) 
  • Craft: Batik Painting 
Start small dream big in Singapore

PHOTO: FACEBOOK / Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim

More stories from participating preschools on their ‘Start Small Dream Big’ projects and activities can be found at http://www.startsmalldreambig.sg and http://www.facebook.com/ECDAstartsmalldreambig

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