On 9 April 2016, ITE student-volunteers participated in Changi Beach Area Cleaning to preserve the coastal environment of Singapore.

This event was organized by National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Council and High Commission of Canada. The objective of this exercise is to provide opportunities for the Canadian community residing in Singapore to work with the local community to clean up the coastal area along Changi beach. It is also an excellent joined community opportunity for both the Canadian and Singapore communities to learn about the coastal environments and how we can play a vital role in keeping our beaches clean for all to enjoy.

We were grateful the organiser had extended the invitation to Community Volunteers to participate in this event and glad that ITE students had seized this opportunity to be engaged and involved in this meaningful social event.

ITE student-volunteers beach cleaning in action.

ITE student-volunteers beach cleaning in action.

TE students working in teams with the lecturers to keep the beach clean. They picked up all the litters around the beach area. All of us are responsible to keep the beach area free from litters.

TE students working in teams with the lecturers to keep the beach clean. They picked up all the litters around the beach area. All of us are responsible to keep the beach area free from litters.

The volunteers joyfully dispositions as they go about with their dutiful roles in keeping Singapore coastal areas clean.

The volunteers joyfully dispositions as they go about with their dutiful roles in keeping Singapore coastal areas clean.

ITE CE Principal, Dr.Yek Tiew Ming was also present to support the event. Photo Credits: NYAA Event Photo https://goo.gl/3i0rCq

ITE CE Principal, Dr.Yek Tiew Ming was also present to support the event.
Photo Credits: NYAA Event Photo
https://goo.gl/3i0rCq

The volunteers picked up the entangled litters.

The volunteers picked up the entangled litters.

The Coastal Clean-Up Community Project was jointly graced by Dr Mohammad Maliki bin Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence and Mayor of South East District and H.E. Heather Grant, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore.

Group photo of volunteers

Group photo of volunteers

Article written and edited by Kristin Koh and Florence Chee

Original article and information adopted from:

http://www.publichygienecouncil.sg/events/events-calendar/2016/04/09/default-calendar/coastal-clean-up-at-changi-beach—nyaa

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Humanist-Society-Singapore-Changi-Beach-Clean-up