Dedicated to contributing to society, Sysmex Asia Pacific (SAP) has been active in conducting CSR activities and our staff are also encouraged to participate in voluntary activities which match their interests. Through one of our staff’s connection, we touched base with Mountbatten Vocational School (MVS), an institute which provides vocational training to youths with disability leading up to ITE Certification. We were prepared to create a memorable afternoon for the students on the last day of their school term.
On 10 March 2017, 67 staff members from SAP together with 16 students and 2 teachers from MVS gathered at the Offsite Futsal Park @ Thomson. Our staff and the students combined to form groups of 8 to 12 people, and played various innovative, tactical, and physical games where players were required to put on a giant air inflated “bubble” suit. It was a fresh and exciting experience for most of the participants.
Before the start of the games, there were safety and game briefings by the Bubble Soccer’s instructors, as well as team members introduction session. Through the games, the connection between our staff and the students grew closer. The futsal park was filled with 3 hours of laughter, cheering and fun!
At the end of the event, a donation cheque of S$8,000 was presented to Ms. Wong Kar Leng, representative and teacher of MVS, by Mr. Nelson Lee, Chief Finance Officer of SAP. In addition, each student was given a Sysmex stationery kit while the students in the top 3 winning teams were further awarded with a prize.
“We are glad that most of the participants enjoyed the games,” said Mr. Ong Chin Chew, SAP’s Social Club committee member, who took the lead of this CSR activity. We also received good feedback from a student’s parents, who expressed their gratitude about the activity.