As part of the Character and Citizenship Education in primary schools, Sharity, Community Chest's pink elephant ambassador has made a comeback to encourage students to be more compassionate, by performing good deeds at home, in school and the community. Part of the outreach includes Sharity Day, on 30 September 2016, for students from primary and special education schools, with Guest-of-Honour, Mr Ng Cee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport.
"Community Chest encourages young children to learn to interact with others with different abilities and extend help to those in need in the community . Together with the Ministry of Education and through various Sharity initiatives, we hope to instil the values of compassion and empathy in our children that will remain throughout their lives," said Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman of Community Chest.
One of the outreach platforms is the Community Chest Sharity Day, organized with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), as an opportunity for students from primary and special education schools to learn and have fun together. The students will also enjoyed a special musical featuring Sharity and his animal friends, who have different abilities, but overcome challenges together to win the jungle race. This story of strength in teamwork will be adapted for Sharity's touring school shows nationwide.