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making a difference no matter the size

BY Jun Ho

On the 27th August 2017, a group of 40 volunteers from Raffles Volunteer Corps (RVC) took time off their precious weekends to spend time with a group of people even more precious – the elderly at Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home. The event kicked off with an engagement session where our volunteers first get to meet and interact with the elderly. This proved to be challenging for some of our volunteers because of the differences in their spoken languages or dialects. However, this did not stop our volunteers from approaching the elderly in a warm and friendly demeanor. The volunteers gave their 100% as they communicated with the elderly in dialects. Although initially they were rather “rusty�, it did aid in bridging the gap between them. It was a little disappointing that we were not able to engage all of the elderly in the conversations. Still, the lack of conversation topics did not affect our 6

volunteers as they were determined to engage the elderly and make a difference no matter the impact. Also, there were some who were especially energetic and participative in our activities. They were eager to play and learn and both the volunteers and the elderly had an enjoyable time together.

RAFFLES HALL PHOENIX PRESS (RHPP) AY17/18 Semester1 | Issue2  

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