From August to October 2008, City Harvest Community Services Association’s (CHCSA) STEP-UP program saw over 100 participants from Telok Blangah Rise, Fajar Secondary and Mayflower Secondary School. The activities include sandcastle building, learning of values from oldies and talent showcases by elderly people.
All these were held in a bid to help foster team spirit with people from various walks of life. Outings, focus group discussions and workshops were conducted regularly under this program.
A three-day camp (30 October to 1 November) was conducted to mark the completion of the STEP-UP program for the 40 students from Fajar Secondary School at MOE Adventure Camp, Labrador Park. Through the games and activities, CHCSA hopes to help the participants further explore their leadership potential and team building spirit.
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Graduates from the 2007 STEP-UP camp were also presented with opportunities to organize and plan the program for their peers.
The STEP-UP program was started in 2007 to help youths at-risk. In its pilot year, 370 students benefited from the program: They found themselves more confident and able to relate to people, and communicating more effectively.
Having started with primary school students, this program has now been extended to secondary schools in 2008.