Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ready, Get Set, ROW!

12 September 2009

Nope, we're not ROWing for a dragonboat competition. Instead we are ROWing for a good cause.

On a bright Saturday morning, Eunos Youth Club members met at ITE College East (Simei) to volunteer at and support the annual Ramadhan-On-Wheels (ROW) 2009. Organised by the Malay Youth Literary Association or Persatuan Persuratan Pemuda Pemudi Melayu (4PM -read Empat PM), ROW 2009 was held in a different format this year.

While in the past, volunteer drivers would drive their vehicles loaded with food hampers to the needy, this year, volunteer drivers ferry needy families to the hypermart and allow them to do their own shopping. Prior to the event day, the beneficiaries participated in financial awareness talks so that they could develop healthy financial plans.

The Guest-of-Honour was DPM Teo Chee Hean. He was accompanied by Mayor Zainudin Nordin, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as well as Mr Harwazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Health.

After the opening ceremony, everyone gathered at the basement carpark as we awaited for the flag-off ceremony.

Besides helping out at the event, non-Muslim volunteers also had a share of experience on fasting together with their Muslim counterparts as well as breaking fast together.

Fong Yoong Kheong,
Vice-Chairman, 13th term Eunos CC YEC

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