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Over 60 Youths have a Ball of a Time at the Mapletree Youth Futsal Camp 2018
November 23, 2018
  • Expanded to a 2-day camp and introduced age group categories after positive feedback from the inaugural edition

SINGAPORE – Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree” or the “Group”) is pleased to organise a second edition of the Mapletree Youth Futsal Camp for 67 youths aged between 10 and 18 years old at Mapletree Business City (“MBC”). Held on 22 and 23 November, the two-day event was attended by youths from Mapletree’s beneficiary, Beyond Social Services (“Beyond”), children of tenants working at – MBC, PSA Building, HarbourFront Centre, HarbourFront Towers 1 and 2, Mapletree’s employees, and two South Zone secondary schools.

Following the success of the first Futsal camp in 2017, this year’s event introduced three age group categories, which comprised ages 10 to 12, 13 to 14 and 15 to 18. Mapletree also invited students from Queenstown Secondary School and Queensway Secondary School to participate in this year’s edition.

The futsal camp is part of the Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts, to kick-off the school holidays and more importantly, an opportunity for its youth beneficiaries, and children of Mapletree tenants and staff to learn more futsal and soft skills, as well as forge friendships.

Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree said: “Through sports, the youths can learn the values of grit and teamwork, and we hope that they will benefit from these lessons regardless of their circumstances. In the planning of MBC, we deliberately included sporting facilities to promote a healthier lifestyle for the working community as well as to benefit the other communities located around us. Supporting youths-at-risk through sports, arts and education programmes is a focus area for us.”

“I enjoyed playing futsal and also made some friends with the other youths. My favourite part was the warm-up session where we played games to get to know each other better,” said Muhd Nur Shazrin Bin Ramli, 15.

Another youth, Lim Yau Bin, 14, gave similar feedback: “The camp was engaging and I learnt more futsal skills. The friendly matches were fun and it was a great feeling when my team scored a goal.”

Mapletree is a longstanding supporter of youths-at-risk, and has channeled more than S$720,000 to support education, sports and arts programmes of local Voluntary Welfare Organisations that work with youths. Committed to serving this group of beneficiaries, Mapletree aims to expand the scale of similar activities to reach more youths.

 

(From R to L) Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Chief Corporate Officer, Mapletree, and Mr Kan Shik Lum, CSR Board Member, Mapletree with the youths aged 10 to 12.

 

Ms Heng Yeow Khing (5th from right), CSR Board Member, Mapletree, with the youths aged 15 to 18.

 

(From L to R) Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Mapletree, Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree, Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree, together with the youths aged 13 to 14.

Youths in action at the Mapletree Youth Futsal Camp 2018.

 

Youths in action at the Mapletree Youth Futsal Camp 2018.

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