Marine Parade Loves Singapore
“Marine Parade Loves Singapore” is a campaign initiated by the Marine Parade Youth Executive Committee and the Marine Terrace Breeze RC to commemorate Singapore’s 49th birthday as a Marine Parade community. Running concurrently, the “We Care for Our Cleaners” project was held to thank the many people who have helped to keep our city clean as well as those in unassuming occupations who help to build our country to what it is today.
Held in Marine Terrace Breeze and East Coast Park, the event comprises of 600 volunteers and attracted more than 1000 public members to participate in the campaign.
The student organising committee from the Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management had the opportunity to oversee the entire event including market research, surveying, manpower recruitment and management, logistics handling, administration and finances which was an unique and eye-opening opportunity for the students as they were able to make prompt and informed decisions which may lead to the immediate failure or success of their our event.
The “Marine Parade Loves Singapore” project required volunteers to go on the streets of Marine Parade and housing estates to invite residents to pen their wishes on a mini whiteboard for Singapore’s 49th birthday. Red and white balloons were also given out to fill the streets of Marine Parade with the National Day spirit. Photos of residents were taken using an instant camera and the pictures was then used to create a photo montage as a form of decoration at the Marine Parade Community Centre for the month of August.
In addition, volunteers also took a few minutes to publicise the free health-screening event which was to be held in September. They conducted a survey, promoted awareness on the dengue situation and encouraged advocacy through word of mouth.
On the other hand, the “We Care for Our Cleaners” project volunteers went around Marine Parade distributing drinks, thank-you notes and flowers to the cleaners and others in unassuming occupations such as the construction workers. It was a way to show our gratitude to them for being the unsung heroes behind Singapore’s reputation of a clean and green city.