Tuesday, 23 July, 2024

Walking the Talk

17 members from Zen Taekwondo Club lived up to their pledge to Singapore Taekwondo Federation to be helpful when they volunteered to assist the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) in its flag day on Wednesday 16 March 2011.

They reported for ‘duties’ at Bugis Junction, split up into groups after receiving their donation bag and stationed themselves at strategic points in the vicinity. In their quests for donations from the public, they learned invaluable lessons which would be useful in their lives.

Said Girlene Tan, the head of the group, “Participating in the event had taught all of us to be humble.   Instead of just standing, waiting and hoping for donations, we approached everyone and asked him or her politely to support the cause.

“Many times were turned down or simply ignored. It was indeed daunting. But we persisted despite the challenge because we knew there would always be someone who was willing to donate.

“By 1pm, we returned our donation bags heavy with notes and coins. Although our T-shirts were also heavy with perspiration, our hearts were filled with warmth and a strong sense of satisfaction.”

The group was glad they could play a positive role, as taekwondo members, in helping the less fortunate in our society.

The STF urges all affiliates to support the TAEKWONDO WITH HEART PROGRAM by finding ways to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it.  

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