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Week Without Walls 2022: Day 4

  • 2021-2022
Week Without Walls 2022: Day 4

Forging relationships in the community 

Our students continue to touch the lives of people in and outside of our community during Week Without Walls! From traveling to the city center to serve at a local soup kitchen to ministering to the lives of younger students through games and mentorship, our Week Without Walls teams have been an encouragement through and through. Read below to learn more. 

Service at Willing Hearts

Our Middle and High School students are making an impact with a longstanding charity in Singapore, Willing Hearts. Operating since 2005, Willing Hearts is “wholly run by volunteers, apart from a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks, and distributes about 11,000 daily meals to over 70 locations island-wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low-income families, children from single-parent families or otherwise poverty-stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.” ICS has been partnering with Willing Hearts for years and this year’s cohort of student volunteers have been blessed to see their tangible impact in the lives of many through volunteering at the soup kitchen. Read more about their experiences below: 

Willing Hearts has made me more compassionate. It has made me acknowledge the needs of the Singaporean community. I delivered food to the less financially stable, and I enjoyed the smiles on their faces when they received the food.
Shaurya Narang, Grade 10

My service today was a learning experience. We went all the way out to Woodlands and we got to see parts of Singapore and the lives of Singaporeans that we usually don't. We went door-to-door delivering food to those who needed it. Going out of our way to see the lives of others that you wouldn't usually see…urges your heart to serve them and the urging of your heart builds character. …This experience is about character building for me.
Eli Chen, Grade 12

During Willing Hearts, I saw other people volunteer there. I respect them because they don't get paid and it helped me to know what service is.
Jueun Hur, Grade 9

Willing Hearts was fun, but the real fun comes from serving others.
Gabe Kuotsu, Grade 6

Teams are on their way to serve at Willing Hearts. Note: pictures were not allowed on-site.

Service at Elementary Spiritual Emphasis Week 

A significant advantage of this year’s Week Without Walls has been the opportunity to serve the younger Elementary School students during their Spiritual Emphasis Week. Teams of students planned skits, crafts, and games for their younger peers and supported the work of Elementary School teachers during their organized activities. Read some of the student experiences below: 

We thought Kindergarteners would be shy - we were wrong!
Yoonbie Kim, Grade 6

It was very inspirational listening to my fellow students and team members speaking about devotional and service-related subjects. I feel like my life has changed.
Aiden Fung, Grade 11

When the children came in this morning, they were acting as if they met me every day and that made me feel more confident.
Yathartha Rastogi, Grade 6

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