12 March 2020
Keppel Volunteers join hands with ECDA to care for the community amid COVID-19
Singapore, 12 March 2020 – As part of efforts to strengthen community resilience to COVID-19, Keppel Volunteers partnered with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in a care pack distribution event. This comes on the back of the Keppel Group’s donations of over S$900,000 in the fight against COVID-19, including S$300,000 to The Courage Fund to support communities in Singapore affected by COVID-19.
More than 20 Keppel Volunteers worked together with KidSTART officers from ECDA to pack and deliver the care packs with hygiene items such as hand sanitisers, hand soap, wet wipes and brochures on good hygiene practices to about 180 low-income families with young children living in rental blocks in Boon Lay and Taman Jurong. The volunteers interacted with the families, and engaged the children by teaching them proper hand washing techniques and how to effectively apply hand sanitiser.
Mr Ho Tong Yen, CEO of Keppel Care Foundation said, “Keppel is committed to having a positive impact on the community wherever it operates. In addition to the Keppel Group’s financial contributions, we are also glad to be involved on the ground in community efforts. Working together with partners such as ECDA allows us to best reach out to communities who need it most.”
Ms Seah Yang Hee, Director (Child Development, ECDA), shared, “It is wonderful to see volunteers from different organisations coming together in a time like this to provide care for communities such as families with young children who are among the more vulnerable, and share how the KidSTART programme can support them. We’re glad to partner with Keppel to make a difference, and we look forward to continued partnerships.”