Generation Gap Plugged
On the morning of the 23rd of March, a group of 70 youth volunteers spanning different racial and religious joined forces to spread their warmth and happiness to 100 seniors, “Happy 3 Gen Fusion” putting to bed the famed and feared demon of relations between youngsters and seniors, the “Generation Gap”.
Armed with skills picked up from a session at Blossom World Society ranging from interpersonal interaction to event planning, the youth volunteers poured their heart and soul into the execution of the event held at the Koufu outlet in ITE College Central. They received the seniors from various Senior Activity Centres (SACs), consisting of Fei Yue, AWWA, THK to start the morning surrounded by musical vibes thanks to a guest performance by the Maha Bodhi Alumni Band. After which they immersed themselves in the games, activities and interaction with the seniors which ended with a sumptuous lunch treat of local delights by our sponsors.
If you were present at the event venue today, you would definitely have felt the happiness emanating from the interactions of both the seniors and the youth volunteers. The main highlight of this event is obvious through the words of our youth volunteers.
“I have been working and studying for all this long and it’s like a very routine. I didn’t really find joy, it feels more like a routine, keep on doing it. So i just went online to search for something that I can do outside my time and then I chanced upon this event by Blossom Youth and I decided that why not try to do it and in the end it turned out quite well. I’m really happy to see the elderly smiling especially at my station- windmill. It’s quite nice and very heartwarming because it’s something I can’t get everyday and It’s a very good experience” - Tan Wei Ling
“I really enjoy doing volunteer work so I chanced upon this opportunity to help out with the elderly and I want to give it a try because I like to give back to the society as well as to give happiness and joy to other people.” - Joey Tan
“Biggest takeaway here is that a small simple act to the seniors, they are actually very appreciative and they will really say thank you and smile at you. What I learnt from this programme is that a small simple act can actually bring smile. I really like it!”- Coco Lee
“I did learned that making connections and communication is key. “ - Nur Shaqira
This is the beginning of something wonderful. Want to know what’s blossoming next? Stay tuned for more updates.
Voices from H3GF committee members: