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Craft Fun for caregivers and families with CaringSG

Craft Fun for Caregivers and Families with CaringSG

“Do you want to be a Frog? Or a Panda? Or a Butterfly? Or a Tiger?”


The children were spoilt for choices as they pondered hard over what they want to be. While it may be a tough decision to choose an animal identity, it wasn’t that tough a decision for the children and families to sign up for the event – Craft Fun jointly organised by CaringSG, Art: Connect and Boon Lay Community Club 😊

As the name suggests, Craft Fun was indeed a fun filled event, bringing together 7 online participants and 5 families attending in person.

As a volunteer co-lead for this event, I was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm and passion of the Art: Connect volunteers. Despite their youth, their maturity and patience to guide the children step-by-step and the ability to engage both Zoom and in-person participants were just amazing! I secretly wondered whether I was that “zai” (Singlish term for “very good”) during my teenage years!

At the end of the event, looking at the smiles, and the budding friendship being built between the caregivers and volunteers as they exchanged tips in caring for their special need children, it warms my heart to see such strong community support.

As a caregiver of a 15-year old teen with autism myself, having a network of caregivers in the “same boat” and being able to talk to someone who can empathise with my situation are blessings I have always been grateful for. I sincerely hope many more caregivers and families will join us in the big CaringSG family as we walk the journey together.

Graphic of CaringSG staff and participant created by Ms Tan Pei Cheng, quote source: unknown

Big thanks to Art: Connect, Boon Lay Community Club CAREkakis and volunteers for your support and collaboration in our first inaugural CaringSG Boon Lay constituency event!

Contributed by Ms Tan Pei Cheng, CAREconnect Co-Lead

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