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Discover Singapore’s Hidden Social Issues with Student Leaders

30 July 2015

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Kang Fei Wong

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Toa-Payoh Community Trail – Roads Less Travelled

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AVPN’s Friday sessions are casual get-togethers once a month for our community and friends, whereby we choose a topic of interest, and have a key speaker start the conversation off.

For the month of August we will be having a community trail around Toa Payoh conducted by the students of the NUS-Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme.

The trail will cover shared community spaces in Toa Payoh West neighbourhood such as a community garden, a walk through different residential housing types and stakeholders in the community like the Senior Activity Centre. There will be continuous walking during those 2 hours and so participants are recommended to travel light, dress comfortably and bring sufficient shade and water in case of hot weather.

The community trail intends to expose participants to pertinent social issues and insights related to community development in Singapore. There will be a short introductory briefing but the final discussion will usually be conducted within groups. The trail is intended as a safe space for open and honest discussion for both participants and facilitators alike.

Meeting point:

Toa Payoh Hub Atrium (above Toa Payoh MRT-look for the AVPN sign)
Friday, August 14th
3:30-6:00pm

Please register for the event via the following link.

References

A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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