On 15 Jan 2019, Community Engagement from Earthlink NTU hosted a Local Community Involvement Project (LCIP) in Corporation Primary School (CPS). The target audience of this LCIP 2019 were the members of the Environmental Club from CPS. 21 Earthlink members volunteered in this LCIP which was designed to raise environmental awareness among the newer generations as well as to expose Earthlink members to volunteerism.
It was the first time Earthlink had ever conducted a LCIP in a primary school. Several portfolios from Earthlink NTU contributed to conduct lessons for the Environmental Club members. One of our portfolios, Nature Guiding, conducted a biodiversity sharing session with the students. Throughout the session, students seemed to be interested in topics regarding biodiversity. They were quite responsive and willing to answer questions raised by our volunteers.
Our Resources and Event Executive Overseas portfolios collaborated by giving lessons on recycling. To make the lesson livelier and more fun, students threw “bowling balls” made from newspaper onto the correct plastic bottle “pin” to answer questions related to recycling. This was to gain points for their teams during the versus game. It created a good atmosphere for students to learn whilst having fun. Additionally, students were taught to craft origami frogs using flyers and magazines to encourage “reuse” in our daily lives.
LCIP 2019 was carried out smoothly and was a successful first step in having Earthlink organise more community activities in the future. Both CPS students and our volunteers greatly benefitted from this precious and meaningful experience, and we hope that they will take what they have learnt and apply it to their everyday lives.