In conjunction with the World Environment Day held annually on 5 June, Keppel Land partnered the North West Community Development Council (CDC) to host over 40 residents residing in rental blocks at Gambas Division on an excursion to the Lee Kong Chian National History Museum on 3 June 2017.
Besides learning about Singapore’s rich biodiversity in a guided museum tour, the children also participated in a naturalist workshop, guided by over 20 Keppel Land volunteers, where they created personalised art souvenirs.
Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, said, “Keppel Land believes in doing good as we do well and constantly seeks ways to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in communities where we operate. Through this educational excursion organised in commemoration of World Environment Day, we are glad to be able to provide meaningful experiences to families from less-privileged households while at the same time, inculcate an eco-mindset within both the beneficiaries and our volunteers.”
Over in China, Keppel Land volunteers accompanied a group of students from Beiganshan Primary School to the Chenshan Botanical Gardens on 18 April 2017 where the students learnt more about biodiversity and conservation.
Keppel Land partnered the South West CDC to organise a “Grant A Wish” donation drive for needy families in the Taman Jurong area. Fourteen families had their wishes granted by generous staff who sponsored over 30 household items including milk powder, bed linens, washing machines and kitchen stoves.
Keppel Land volunteers, led by Mr Chu Chee Seng, GM of Keppel Land Hospitality Management (KLHM), and Mr Khoo Peck Khoon, GM (Golf and Marina Operations) at KLHM, visited the families on 17 June 2017 to distribute the household items and interact with the beneficiaries.
Eunice Loo, Senior Executive at Keppel Land Hospitality Management, shared, “It was a meaningful morning spent with my colleagues touching lives of the less-privileged. Interacting with the residents and seeing the smiles on their faces really warmed our hearts.”