The Residential Development Team would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone for their kind support and attendance for our skills-sharing sessions. It is indeed heartwarming to see many of our residents being so keen on developing themselves.
Purpose of Residential Development:
The purpose of such Residential Development initiatives is aligned with the university’s mission to further enhance and make holistic: on-campus living – encouraging and promoting opportunities for out-of-class learning! However, here in Hall 8, the Residential Development Team would like to further capitalize on this opportunity to make participants (eventually) leave Hall / NTU as graduates well-equipped with the University’s 5Cs –Character, Communication, Civic-Mindedness, Competence and Creativity.
What is AR+Back:
With the above in mind, Ar+Back was created with the aim of using the Arts to reach out to the less-privileged by creating a sustainable teaching-learning cycle.
Simply put, having benefitted from the free skills sessions or having had the opportunity and means to develop a certain skill set/interest, this programme provides a safe platform for you to share whatever knowledge(however much) you have with those are not blessed with the same opportunities. Otherwise, for those who have missed previous sharing sessions, can also take this opportunity to learn together with the less-fortunate.
To sign-up for Ar+Back and gain some good karma (but really out of the kindness of your hearts): please visit this link HERE!
Details of Ar+Back are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 8th April 2017 (AY 16/17 – Week 12)
Time: 0900hrs – 1700hrs
Location: Boys’ Town, 624 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 678212
Meal Provision: Lunch & Tea
Transport Provision: 1-way to Boy’s Town. Pickup from Hall 8’s Comms Hall @ 0915hrs.
Dressing : Ar+Back T-shirt plus any long bottoms and covered shoes.
Brief timeline of the event:
1000hrs – 1100hrs: Eighters to have arrived at Boys’ Town & Set-Up
1100hrs – 1200hrs: Introduction + Interactive Lunch (Catered)
1200hrs – 1345hrs: Sharing #1: Photography + Videography
1345hrs – 1415hrs: Tea-Break (Catered)
1415hrs – 1600hrs: Sharing #2: Dance
1600hrs – 1630hrs: Prize Presentation, Reflection, Debrief & Evaluation.
How Can I Be of Help? Do I Need to Be Very Well-Versed?
During the actual day should you have been trained / made aware of general Photography & Videography skills, you can help by mentoring participants from Boys’ Town in adjusting settings and applying the techniques covered during the sharing through the course of the activity.
As for dance, all you need to do is share your passion for dance by enjoying practicing Hip-hop basics along with their residents. Should you be well-versed in Hip-Hop, you are free to roam around assisting them in picking up the particular basic move.
Otherwise, a cheerful disposition and willingness to learn is sufficient to help boost the morale of all learners alike.
In order to align our skills and have a rough idea of how the event will be conducted, there will be a dry-run session (highly recommended) happening on 4th April 2017, Tuesday from 2000hrs to 2230hrs at The Hive.(Further details will be provided).
I would love to help, but I cannot make it (for the full event), how?
Participants need not but are encouraged to stay throughout the duration of the programme. Nonetheless, mentoring and being present for any one of the two specialisation sessions would suffice.
Should you not be able to make it, these are the other ways you can make this initiative successful:
- Loaning your personal digital cameras / spare phones to allow for a smaller mentor to student ratio. This enables more participants to be able to experience hands-on for the photography and videography sessions.
I can only attend one segment of the sharing:
- You are more than welcome to join us, just do let us know so that proper accounting can be done!
To offer any of these above conditional assistance, please contact Sho personally at L160002@e.ntu.edu.sg
About the beneficiary:
Boys’ Town is a charity started by the Brothers of St. Gabriel and provides residential care, street outreach, fostering, and community and school-based programmes for families, children, and youth-in-need. They help both boys and girls typically between the ages of 10 and 21 who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through their services and programmes, residents are equipped with the skills necessary to become responsible and contributing members of society. For more information on Boys’ Town, please visit this link: https://www.boystown.sg/get-involved/volunteer/