It’s been 12 years since we’ve started, and we’re still hard at work, doing our little bit to change the world. Find out more about our ideas and projects here!
High Five volunteers outside Lion Befriender Service SAC @ Blk 151 Mei Ling Street
For many of us, “Home” is just another place we return to everyday after work or school. For our High Fivers, “Home” is Mei Ling Street where we seek to redefine its concept to the elderly there. The otherwise quiet Saturday mornings for these ah-gongs and ah-mas are now spent kite flying, karaoke singing and shirt desigining… all inspired by the boundless energy of our youth.
High Five volunteers & the elderly having a great time at marina barrage!
High Five volunteers with one of the beneficiaries.
Targeted at low-income families, the Nurture Programme aims to provide underprivileged kids the opportunity to level up with their peers. From reading a book to a 4-year-old to teaching a primary 5 more about plate tectonics, High Fivers go down on a weekly basis to inject more colour and joy into their lives!
Tapestry committee at Appreciation Dinner 2009
Considered by many as our hallmark project, Tapestry, in a nutshell, is an arts awareness programme. For one weekend at Orchard Road (and months of preparation before that), Tapestry engages our youth community in promoting arts and engaging their talent to do good.
The aims of Tapestry are ever-evolving to suit our community’s needs. Initially a street busking event to provide youth performers with the opportunity to showcase their talent, Tapestry has moved on also to raise money for beneficiaries and promote awareness of non-mainstream performing arts.
High Five volunteers painting at Tapestry 2009
D-Act committee at Appreciation Dinner 2009
D-Act is short for Action for Dementia, a dementia awareness campaign project initiated by a High Five volunteer out of her love and concern for her own grandmother.
Over the past 4 years, D-Act has explored different avenues to bring across the message of dementia awareness. With the skillful employment of skits, volunteering sessions, training workshops, a reversathon (where participants walk BACKWARDS for a part of the walkathon route) and an online awareness campaign, D-Act has reached out to students and the public to dispel myths and clarify misconceptions about dementia.
Travelling Together to Sentosa!
Travelling Together was conceptualized by one of the managers at CS CDC, who saw that many of the elderly from homes and hospices had little opportunity to travel out of their residences.
The focus was not on the destination, but on providing a safe and comfortable travelling experience. Partnering us in this venture was Industrial Services Co-Operative Society (ISCOS) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), who together with the High Fivers, made it a fun, exciting and memorable journey for the elderly!