On the 7th of May 2020, the students of GIIS Interact Club organized a virtual concert in association with the GIIS Band, as a part of the ‘Sowing Care Fundraiser’ which has helped raise over S$5K to date.
We are proud and pleased to announce that the GIIS Interact Club 2019-2020 garnered a Distinction Award as a part of the District Awards 2020-21 from the Singapore Rotary Club, for their "Virtual 'Sowing Care' Fundraiser Concert"!
The collected funds will go to Hope Initiative Alliance’s "Sowing Care for Guest workers" project, which provides essential meals, hygiene products and medical supplies to Singapore's migrant workers in factory-converted dormitories.
This student-led fundraising project was headed by Gauri Swarup, the President of GIIS Interact Club 2019-20 and Kevin Thomas, President of GIIS Band. Nidhi Dhamne, Director of Design at GIIS Interact Club 2019-20, played an important role in editing the performance video. A total of 22 students supported the cause and the volunteers received full support from the teachers, Principal and staff at GIIS.
Over the years, migrant workers have had an immense impact on Singapore's economic growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our Guest workers face an unprecedented and challenging time, making them one of the most vulnerable communities during the pandemic.
The club members have been brainstorming on innovative ideas to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While people think that this crisis has prevented us from playing our part in the community, it has actually fuelled us to be creative in our community service activities. The idea of the virtual concert came to us because we know that music is therapeutic, the perfect way of uniting our community while encouraging them to donate for a noble cause.
With the rapidly increasing number of cases, the guest workers require our aid now more than ever. This concert was an initiative to show solidarity for the affected workers and lift the spirits of the general public while uniting us as one.