In conjunction with NUS Day of Service 2018, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences collaborated with the NUS Economics Alumni and organised a trip to the Gardens by the Bay for beneficiaries of a children’s charity on 1 September 2018.
The event brought together over 100 FASS alumni, staff and students, and children and their caregivers from Club Rainbow, a charity dedicated to help children with various chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Not only did the children and befrienders enjoy a leisurely walk among the beautiful plants, flowers and the indoor waterfall at the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories, they were treated to a spectacular display of sunflowers in the special “Sunflower Surprise” exhibition at the Flower Dome.
The day at Gardens by the Bay ended with a hearty meal at Texas Chicken. Much to the joy of the children, one of the FASS students wore the costume of Arthur, the red panda Faculty mascot, to pose for pictures while another student made sculpture balloons for them.
Professor Robbie Goh, Dean of FASS, who was at the event, said: “I am very happy to see the Club Rainbow children enjoy themselves today and I would like to thank our student and alumni volunteers for making this event a success. I look forward to more opportunities for FASS to participate in such meaningful events in the future.”