On 21 April, some 330 children gathered at Kinderland Serangoon to commemorate Earth Day through a series of activities. This also kickstarted the Resource Sharing initiative facilitated by NEA and various industry partners. We were very glad that Minister for Social and Family Services, Mr Tan Chuan Jin was there to grace the event and participate in the activities.
The children learnt about reusing and recycling through the story Karang Guni Boy and created City in a Garden and artwork using recycled materials. They also made terrariums to share the joy of greenery with those around them. Through the activities, we aimed to create awareness of 3s – Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
The Resource Sharing initiative also promoted these values as we turn one man’s junk into another’s treasure. About 40 preschools benefitted from this initiative as they collected wooden pallets, cardboards, bottle caps, kitchen towel rolls, etc. These preschools plan to re-purpose these materials and create useful items out of them.
As Minister Tan shared, the essence of Start Small Dream Big is to instil in children that everyone can play a part in doing good for the community. Indeed, no one can do everything but everyone can do something. Together, we can make the earth and our community a better place for all.