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Tuesday, 06 June 2006
CSSP LogoThe Community Safety and Security Programme (CSSP) Challenge IV camp was successfully held from 30 May to 1 June 2006. The event brought together more than 400 youths from various institutions, all of whom took part in activities that related the importance of safety and security in our community, and the roles the youth can play in helping our homeland remain a safe and peaceful society.

This year, the main objective of CSSP Challenge was to inspire and challenge youth to rise up and take ownership in the case of a civil emergency breaking forth in Singapore.

The wholly youth-planned camp was organized and executed by youth volunteers from various institutions, such as Hwa Chong Institution, Serangoon Junior College, Temasek Polytechnic and National University of Singapore. Held at the Old Police Academy (Thomson), participants took part in various activities and games that aimed to hone first-aid, firefighting and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills.

Trained facilitators from various institutions, such as Serangoon Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution and Anderson Junior College, took on the role of youth mentors to the 300 campers from Orchid Park Secondary School, leading them in station games and activities that aimed to not only impart basic emergency skills, but also test the participants’ responsiveness during different stimulated terror threats.

The highlight of the camp was a simulated train bomb attack and subsequent mass passenger detrainment, held at SMRT’s Bishan Depot. Organised by SMRT, the exercise was kept confidential to the participants so as to invoke a sense of realism. The Guest-of-Honour for the event was Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State for Law & Home Affairs.

Participants of CSSP Challenge IV came from various schools such as:

  • Hwa Chong Institution
  • Serangoon Junior College
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Orchid Park Secondary School
  • Anderson Junior College

The CSSP Challenge Camp IV was organised by youth volunteers and Heartware Network. Other supporting partners include SMRT, the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force.



 
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Lee Shi Jie

National University Singapore, Contributed 176 hours, Youth Planning Committee - Logistics Team Member, Chingay Parade 2011 Ushers

ImageI joined Chingay Ushers 2010 as a Logistics volunteer and had a great time. The wonderful experience and new friends I made was an incentive and motivation for me to try out for the Youth Planning Committee of Chingay Ushers 2011.

I learnt of Heartware from a friend who was a past volunteer. I think it is the same for most of the YPC members, in which the work of Heartware is ‘marketed’ to us via the word of mouth. I do not regret joining Heartware as I am now more experienced and managed to hone my soft skills.

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