The Love, Me Campaign started off purely as our Final Year Project, but as the months went by, it became something that each of my team mates felt strongly for. All 4 of us, admittedly, are dissatisfied with at least one part of our body, and we knew that, although this was rather unhealthy, it was commonplace amongst fellow girls our age.
We kick-started our campaign by launching our Facebook page, where we posted updates about our whereabouts in the months that were to come. The best way to reach out to our target audience, tertiary students just like us, was to go straight to their schools! So we sent out countless emails and finally secured the dates where we could set up our booths at the different universities in Singapore. All in all, between January and February 2013, we went to SIM, SMU, NUS and finally our home ground, NTU.
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Health Is Wealth is a health-related event jointly organized by the Youth Club @ Boon Lay and the Boon Lay Active Aging Committee, supported by the Health Promotion Board. It aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by showing that there are many ways of keeping fit that can be tailored for each individual’s needs, as well as to promote community bonding within Boon Lay residents.
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Project G. O. (Gratitude and Optimism) is a project that seeks to raise awareness on the importance of both optimism and gratitude, and how one could exhibit it in our daily lives. The reason why we chose to focus on optimism is because we felt that it is necessary for one to effectively manage stress and thus, improving their mental health. In addition, we felt that gratitude is also crucial in making Singapore a gracious country. And what better ways than to do inculcate these habits from young! Thus, our target audience is the primary school children from Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre (Hougang FSC).
Our project consisted of 2 main activities, namely the “Gratiboard” Game, a board game adapted from Theuns Serfontein and Steve Vernon’s, “Gratitude Game”, and “Negative to Positive” a scenario-based activity.
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NUS Open Basketball Challenge 2013, supported by the YAH Grant, was held on the 23rd and 24th of March. The event aims to promote Basketball as a fun way to exercise regularly and encourage a more active lifestyle in the community.
12 teams competed in the event and it was exciting to watch them gave their all in vying for the championship. In spite of the intense matches, all the players displayed splendid sportsmanship and everyone had fun in the whole process.
On the 23rd of March, the competition was held at the NUS Sports & Recreation Centre Basketball Courts. The participating teams arrived in the morning, where registration and briefing were conducted. They then collected their Goodie bags, packed with replenishing drinks and snacks. After the settling the administrative matters, the teams then quickly get into preparation for the coming games, doing their respective stretching and drills on the courts.
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Want to know more about what is happening on 13th April, at YAH Induction?
Refer to the following programme outline for more information!
In support of NParks and their smoke-free parks project which was launched in May 2012, we are extending an invitation to youth who wish to volunteer to help raise the awareness of smoke-free initiatives at two parks – Kampong Java Park (located behind KKH) and Yishun Pond Park (located behind KTPH), which will be smoke-free parks with effect from 1 April 2013.
In May 2012, Admiralty and Bedok Reservoir Parks were designated as smoke-free parks. For this activation, you will be on patrol to educate and encourage users of the parks of the smoke-free initiative. You will also distribute Quitkits to these smokers to relay the smoke-free message.
The dates and timings of the activation at the two parks are as follows:
6th April 2013, 5pm – 7pm @ Kampong Java Park
13th April 2013, 5pm – 7pm @ Yishun Pond Park
If you wish to volunteer for this project, please reply to email@example.com with your full name, email, contact number and preferred date and timing by next Monday, 1st April 2013!
Benjamin Lee, the current YAH President, was featured here by Breathe from HPB.
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Haven’t gone for a YAH Induction before, after you have registered for YAH? Or, haven’t participated in YAH activities for some time, do not currently have an Interest Group, and wish to catch up on YAH activities?
This Induction is for you!
Date: 13th April 2013, Saturday
Time: 12pm to 5.30pm (Registration starts at 12pm)
Place: Play Nation, 64 Prinsep Street (near Dhoby Ghaut and Bras Basah MRT Station)
Want to know more? Click on this event link (https://www.facebook.com/events/380615935367958/) to find out!
See you there!
Calling all NTU students – come and learn how to get the most out of a healthier lifestyle, through this fun and meaningful Healthy Lifestyle Exhibition!
Date: 26 February 2013 (Tue)
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Area outside LT1A, NTU North Spine (near Subway, McDonalds and Old Chang Kee)
Some of the highlights include:
- Guess the Number of Cigarettes Butts
- Screening of the latest episodes from Click, an ongoing web series by Breathe from Health Promotion Board
- April Software photo booth - see how smoking will affect your own looks 10, 20 years down the road!
- Giveaway of collaterals, such as YAH Grant pamphlets and Binge Drinking stickers from Breathe
- Exciting games such as hula-hoop and skipping rope – chance to win prizes such as NTUC vouchers and healthy snacks!
YAH will also be accepting signups at their booth, as well as having displays on what the YAH programme is all about.
For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, we hope that you can drop by, and learn how to get the most out of a healthy lifestyle on 26th February!
This event is jointly organized by Youth Advolution for Health (YAH), Red Cross Youth – NTU Chapter & NTU Healthy Lifestyle Unit, S & R Ctr.