Posted by: happyangelclub | 八月 22, 2007

快乐天使@亨德申(Henderson)

日期:20-6-2007

时间:10.00am-12.30pm 

地点:Blk91, Henderson Rd

收费:免费 

林珍报道:

多日来的策划、家访、开会、收集资料等,Henderson的第一个大型活动《快乐天使Happy Angel》终于在20/6/07正式开展,效果出乎意料,近百名居住在二房式租赁组屋的老人开心不已,大家都积极参与,主动帮忙。一些素未谋面的善心人更是全程参与,乐 在其中。热心的帮手很多,我无须操心,专心做好节目。我自己最满意的部分,就是看到一些乐龄朋友们,第一次就被激励上台分享和成为领袖。

一个80多岁的老人举起双手大声说:哇!very good service,服务很好,下个月我一定要提醒自己不要忘记,我一定要到。I must come, I must come……我不能够忘记!

另一个老人说:我看你办事很有计划,不会乱;很公平,老人都听你的话。大巴窑的三个活跃义工和四名活跃老人,也被邀请参与这第一个盛会。所有勇于出来表演的老人,都获得礼物和红包。

提升老人的优质生活,开展他们的赚钱能力,让老人在舞台上唱歌跳舞演讲赚钱,一直是我的梦想,今天我做到了。希望一些老人因此不需要得靠捡破烂或收碗盘为生。我也大胆地以红包作为抽奖的奖品,因为,金钱对于他们来说,是很重要的。
晚上,其中一个今天才认识的善心人来电,和我一起探讨,他要如何在下一次更好地帮助这些老人?他大概是对于今天的活动有所感动吧!

Project Henderson亨德申计划》克服重重困难,一切从零开始,从无到有,我们有乐龄角落;我们有老人参与;我们有善心人相伴;我们有投入的热心义工,我们有很多很多的爱心相伴。我相信,在未来的日子里,我是不寂寞的。

是的,我是不寂寞的,我是属于社区乐龄舞台的,我喜欢开展大型的社区乐龄活动,因为这样能够让更多人受惠;我喜欢看到老人走上舞台,从没有自信到自信满满,勇于面对大众。接下来,我将会着重加强《Speak your mind大家讲》的培训活动,这是一个经改编而类似讲演会的其中一个活动片段。也将发起《乐龄自编戏剧》的活动,让大家轻轻松松学习。那些参与培训的老人,也将被派遣到其他地区,将祝福和经验与他人分享,而其他地区的老人,也将到Henderson交流与分享。这些老人都可获得金钱的回报。然后,我们看到满街的老人自豪地说:哦!今天我要去演讲了;哦,我要去演戏了;哦,我要去教课了。。。。。。

这次的活动,一共花费约一千元,都是善心人赞助的。善心人的功劳最大,真是怎一个谢字了得?我所能够给以回报的,大概就是把活动办得越来越好吧!这样也好,有善心人在后面鞭策和监督我,让活动的内容更上一层楼。

提倡乐活,鼓励乐龄朋友,从社区的活动《Happy Angel快乐天使》开始,让越来越多的乐龄朋友都成为快乐天使,进而影响身边的朋友,然后,这个社会里,就有越来越多的快乐天使。

为《快乐天使》贺采!

(注:快乐天使@亨德申计划是一个由个人所发起的不收费计划,它不附属于任何慈善机构,也不受政府津贴,它也不公开接受捐款。它之所以能够开展,因为有自动自发的善心朋友、亲戚和邻居的帮忙。)

Happy Angel @ Henderson

Programme Report 20-6-2007

By Jane Lim 

With careful planning, visits, meetings and research, the Happy Angel programme eventually started at Henderson Community Centre on 20th June 2007. It was an euphoria experience for the hundred-odd participants, who were mostly made of senior citizens. Everyone was buzzing around, extremely enthusiastic about the day’s programme. Many volunteers who turned up to helped me out also had their fair share of fun and laughter. With their fervent enthusiasm, I had nothing to worry about. All I had to do was to focus on running my programme well. It was indeed satisfying seeing senior citizens who had joined us for the first time overcome the jitters and being inspired enough to share their personal experiences with us.

Something interesting happened on the day. A participant who was eighty years of age suddenly raised both his arms in the midst of the programme and hollered “Wow, this is good service! I must definitely remind myself next month not to forget about the session. I will not miss it for the world!”

Yet another participant exclaimed “It is because of your systematic planning and unbiased attitude towards us that so many of us are impressed.”

Three fervent volunteers and four active senior citizens from Toa Payoh were also invited as well. Everyone who contributed and performed in front of the entire class was given gifts and even cash prizes. Three objectives were met today: Improve the standard of living of senior citizens, build up their ability to earn their own living and persuading senior citizens to participate actively in my programmes. I was able to achieve all three today. It is my sincere hope that senior citizens need no longer rely on picking rag and bone or clearing dishes for a living. My decision in giving cash prizes is mainly based on this as well. To a senior citizen, money is certainly one of the most important assets.

During the night, one of the wholehearted volunteers gave me a call. He wondered aloud how he could do more to help the ageing Singaporeans who needed help. Had he been touched by the Happy Angel programme? I certainly hope so.

We conquered all difficulties and challenges. Project Henderson had started from scratch. From nothing at all, we established the Senior Citizens’ Corner. From then on, volunteers lent their helping hands, more participants joined us, and even more enthusiastic volunteers came forward. I believe I will not be alone in the future.

Certainly, I am not alone. I am bound to the senior citizens. I appreciate that I am able to lend a hand to many senior citizens. Similarly, I am interested in encouraging the participants to talk or perform in front of the class so that they can train to be composed and confident in front of a big group. Subsequently, I will emphasize on training participants to speak their mind. This will be explored by enacting a specially scripted scene that will involve discussions. Through this process, the senior citizens will also learn to edit and script their own skit in a light- hearted manner. Participants who are trained and possess enough initiative will also be sent to other constituencies to share their experience and blessing. Similarly, senior citizens from other constituencies will also share their experiences with the senior citizens from Henderson. All participants will be given chances to receive cash gifts. My dream would be seeing senior citizens on the streets and are all ready and enthusiastic about attending seminars, participating in skits and attending classes.

The total expenditure for the Happy Angel programme is roughly around one thousand dollars, of which it is fully sponsored by patrons. How could I ever thank them enough for their kindness and belief in me? I believe the only way to repay them would be to improve the programme even more!

In order to encourage senior citizens to shrug off their loneliness and seclusion, I believe we have to begin from the Happy Angel programme. This will help to groom more senior citizen Happy Angels who will in turn influence their peers, slowly but surely making the entire society filled with Happy Angels. Though this might be an utopia dream, my hope would be to make the society filled with care and concern for one another!

Let us strive towards a better future and cheers to Happy Angel!

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