FOCUS Adventure firmly believes in making a difference in the society. Being an official registered Social Enterprise under raiSE.
The CSR team in FOCUS Adventure not only brings an impact to the participants, but also to our beneficiaries as well. We strive to build the connection with underprivileged children and youths through our Adventure Learning methodology, creating more opportunities by equipping them with leadership skills and a positive attitude, thus allowing them to independently open more employment opportunities through our internship programmes.
If your company is looking to do a teambuilding programme and yet to also impact the society.
Contact us at CSR@FOCUSAdventure.com
“The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… but it is even more beautiful to know that you are the reason behind it!”
|CSR Robotics challenge!||The Build-a-Bike challenge!||CSR Lego Challenge!||The heARTs Challenge!|
|The Gracious Giving Challenge!||The Supermarket race||The Sustainability Challenge!|
More Care packs coming up. More smiles to make! 19th June 2020
Today marks the first day of Phase 2 in Singapore where most businesses are able to resume. Friends and families can meet as long as the numbers are kept to a maximum of 5. However, the CSR team had a bigger mission that kept us busy and our hearts fuller! After weeks of planning, approvals and packing, it was finally D-Day – we could finally start distributing care packs to the low income families staying in rental flats!
The fund was raised by FOCUS Adventure in collaboration with our sister company CAMP CHALLENGE. The care packs consist of some daily necessities like rice, instant noodles, oats etc. Most of the receivers were pretty shy and taken aback but once they understood your intention, they were happy and glad to receiving the items.
COVID-19 has truly affected many people but we would still do our best to help one another. We do hope that these care packs are useful and we would like to thank everyone who put their effort in making this possible!
Selamat Hari Raya! 26 March 2020
Selamat Hari Raya from the CSR team! Even though we are all unable to go out to meet our relatives and friends during this time, Hari Raya is still worth celebrating. It is not easy for the malaysians who are stuck in Singapore as most of them cannot afford to go back home due to the current situation that requires 14 days quanrantine in both Singapore and Malaysia. As such, they are unable to celebrate Hari Raya with their families. To lift their moods during this period, we have managed to raise over $900 to do something for them and food was prepared by Free food for all (FFFA).
The CSR team along with some amazing volunteers helped with this event. We started early to prepare and also ensured that social distancing markings were up. They were really happy and surprised by our lunch arrangement! Following that, we continued donating the food to low income families residing in rental flats. It was not easy for our volunteers but we really appreciate everybody who helped in making a difference to those who are less priviledged. The mission is never over and we will continue to fight on! We successfully delivered 350 packets of food to those who really need it by the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!
Hari Raya Celebration! 25 March 2020
Sustaining the economy and helping out our neighbouring countries!
The crisis that struck the world since January 2020 has left many people vulnerable, emotional and financially stressed. Hari Raya is near the corner and since the circuit breaker is in motion, we decided to make ‘Bandung’ for our Malaysian residences residing in Singapore. Bandung is a popular drink in India, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Bandung consists of either condensed or evaporated milk along with rose syrup, giving it the nice sweet pink look. On top of that, we also attempted to bring up the spirits of Hari Raya through the lights and music around our campsite. It was a good day for everyone and the CSR team is satisfied. Next aim is our main Hari Raya CSR event! Please stay tune!
CSR Internal build a bike session (5th March 2020) – Success starts from the quality of relationships!
|Despite the recent case of Covid-19 occurring, the CSR team decided to spend some time by upgrading ourselves. We manage to convince our colleagues who have been stuck in office for way too long! We all enjoyed ourselves as we get to have a more hands on approach to doing things. Working together on building children bicycles to better prep for our upcoming internal CSR session with our beneficiary. We always believe that in order to create better bonds and to run better teambuilding programmes. We must practice what we preach. Hence if we look in a perspective through systems thinking, a reinforcing engine of success starts from looking at the quality of relationships. It is never easy but definitely, we would work together and help each other achieve greater heights!|
Bank of Singapore 18 Jan 2020 – Building relationships and helping others!
|Today we had a few objectives; we had to build 23 bicycles and most importantly to have fun! It was definitely not easy as it is many of our participants first time getting their hands dirty and working hard together towards a common goal. It all ended with great success and many of them didn’t go home empty handed! Many learn points were raised such as being patient, looking at things in a helicopter view and more importantly working with each other’s strength and weaknesses. Hence the saying “It is through tough times together, we are able to come out stronger!” We definitely enjoyed ourselves as well and we truly appreciate everyone involved in making this a great success!|
17 Jan 2020 – Sweating it out for a greater cause!
|What a great way to start the year! After much preparation, FOCUS Adventure hosted more than 38 teams in working together. Despite the warm weather, the teams bonded through travelling together, accomplishing challenges ahead of them and ending it off with a meaningful session. Raising a total budget of S$6000 dollars for our beneficiary and working hand in hand with our corporate partners. The CSR team would like to extend our thanks to our participants for the hardwork and on behalf of FaithActs, PERTAPIS Education and Welfare as well as Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore. We truly appreciate the effort everyone placed in making this programme not only successful but also a memorable one! “One man cannot change the world, but together, we can make a difference!”|
The Road to Sustainability!
|Once again back to the drawing board. Sustainability has been something the CSR team in FOCUS Adventure has been strongly enforcing. We have come up with yet another interesting activity, gathering even more recycled plastic bottles, the team aim to make more practical items with it. Creating a rough sketch, it was rather funny as our end product came out way different. But that was the fun part! Working with what we have on hand, we tried building up and we are proud to say that we did it! It’s always most satisfying to be able to give that additional life to items that are normally deemed as “trash” hence we aim to continue being sustainable as well as to any companies out there too. There is a saying “Rome was built in a day” and thus neither is maintaining our earth. Join us in making things more sustainable and protecting the environment!Sign up your organisation or team by contacting us at CSR@FOCUSAdventure.com for more info on our Sustainability and CSR programmes! See you soon.|
Yet Another Great Partnership with One of Our Beneficiaries!
|The CSR team has been working closely with Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) as one of our beneficiaries under our MOU.Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore is a social service agency established in 1957. CPAS provides persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, providing them special education, rehabilitation, activity based programmes as well as vocational training and employment in Singapore.The CSR team in FOCUS Adventure is privileged to be invited to CPAS’s charity dinner. Through our resources and area of expertise, we are happy to have assisted in raising a total of $3000 for CPAS. It may not be a lot but we do hope that this amount can contribute to the needs of CPAS and we look forward to our continued partnership with our beneficiary CPAS!|
HELP FSC Programme on 16 Nov 2019
The Spirit of Giving, Packed with Love and Passion!
Christmas is drawing in near and what better way to packed groceries through our Gracious Giving Activity with the help from the youths of HELP Family Service Centre. It was a fulfilling day as they went through various activities bringing about values like trust, collaboration, and acceptance of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The youths put in every little details of how they wanted the hampers to look like, applying the values they just experienced to great use, they segregated the roles in the team, some did the wrapping, some drew very nice messages and drawings while some worked on ensuring all items were placed nicely. With the whole idea of giving back, the message was to show that anyone and everyone can give back to society. It was a heart warming Saturday for both FOCUS Adventure and HELP FSC, not to mention that some of the youths will be graduating. We do hope for the best for all of the youths!
A Race Against Time to having FUN!
|23rd of November 2019 was an eventful day where our client and beneficiary work closely together. Parents and children along with the volunteers were tasked to go through various activities, all of which requires each and every one’s inputs, skills, knowledge, wits and a lot of fun to get through together. A common learning point brought up was that there are times when the children actually excelled better than the adults! Hence this just shows that regardless of race, language or religion we are all equally important and valued as no matter the situation, we can always contribute one way or another! We do hope that we can continue to run more meaningful activities in future|
|The year 2018 is coming to an end. As we begin our journey into the New Year. The CSR team is continuing to grow and aims to reach out to more people. We are happy to say we have hit our target of completing 50 CSR programmes for 2018 (As shown in the diagram). It was definitely not an easy feat but having a team of enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are ever ready to giving back to society, it seems like nothing is impossible!Scroll down to read more on our achievements for 2018!|
Currently in 2018, we have donated a total of 140 bicycles to the youths, orphanages and to family service centres.
Social Enterprise Subsidy
Total No. of CSR Programmes till date – 109
In terms of subsidies for our beneficiaries our total SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUBSIDY for 2018 is S$ 71,422.00
1. BSS – 50 pax – Volunteers Appreciation – S$7,200.00
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUBSIDY in 2017 – TOTAL S$ 22,372.00
1. EQUAK ARK – 25 pax – Sponsor – S$1,500.00
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUBSIDY in 2016 – TOTAL S$ 7,200.00
1. CAMP SIMBA – 120 pax – In support – S$4,200.00
Constructing Robots for a Good Cause
|On 24June 2019, 250 of our participants experienced what it meant to learn through play with the use of robotics, LEGO and SCRUM methodology. The teams engaged in challenges and brainstormed how to execute their ideas in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Besides having fun during the construction of the robots, at the end of the programme, those robots were donated to a beneficiary of their choice. On behalf of our beneficiaries, we would like to thank our clients for their efforts and contributions to make the world a better place!|
Shaping youths and children’s attitudes through Adventure learning!
|The CSR team was tasked for the fourth year running to create an impactful programme for the youth and children in Help Family Service Centre. The activities aimed to foster teambuilding, collaboration and the value of empathy by thinking in each other’s shoes. It was a fun filled day with the participants ascending our 24-metre tower, TEAM CHALLENGE HOURGLASS, a sharing session through LEGO building, and ending off with a mass dance with the staff and volunteers! It was heartening to hear from the staff that the youths have matured and grew from the previous run, and expressed their gratitude to our team for guiding them throughout these 4 years.|
Learn Through Play
“Play gives children a chance to practice
what they are learning”
|On 25th January 2019, FOCUS Adventure together with our sister company, Camp Challenge, had the pleasure of hosting 23 students under our partner beneficiary, FaithActs to a fun-filled afternoon of creativity and laughter.As part of their monthly birthday celebrations programme, the children and youths took part in The Mascot Challenge! which was designed to increase interactions and communications among them as they sorted through various everyday items to create the most innovative and magnificent outfits for one another!Besides making them think out of the box and exercise their imagination, there was also a quiet message on the importance of sustainability, in the way they had to convert common everyday items into a new impactful mascot. They were also given the opportunity to share more about their very own creations, providing them with a platform for public speaking and self-confidence. Through this session, they learnt the importance of creativity, teamwork and sharing whilst playing and having fun. The day ended on a high note with a birthday song and cake cutting ceremony for all the January babies!|
Creative hampers for a good cause
“Alone we can do so little;
|As part of their Adventure Learning programme, one of our groups embarked on a mission of creating their very own hampers filled with items ranging from food supplies to everyday necessities.With a total approximate value of $3000 dollars of groceries donated to our beneficiary, Sheng Hong Family Service Centre; it was a day where fond memories and a sense of accomplishment were forged. Teams were put through endless challenges and negotiations as they worked together to create their unique hampers from scratch. By the end of the programme, everyone proudly presented their masterpieces; sharing their various thought processes and ideas behind each work of art. Of course not forgetting the key intent behind the programme, we thank all our participants for their enthusiasm and creativity on behalf on Sheng Hong Family Service Centre.|
Client and youth working together, 2018 wrap up!
It is almost the end of the year! What a better way to wrap up 2018 with a meaningful CSR programme. The CSR team led 14 volunteers, and conducted a 2hour workshop for primary school kids, ranging from K2 (6 years old) to primary 6 (12 years old) on the 20th of December 2018.
The objective was to expose the kids to learning how to organise and to read instructions carefully. It started off as a challenge, although the volunteers were IT professions, handling kids became a new found challenge for most of them. However with patience and enthusiasm, the volunteers and children were able to work together in completing their objective. The children went home with a big smile on their faces because the programme ended off with some goodies to enjoy for the Christmas season, sponsored by our volunteers. It was a tiring but definitely a fun and fulfilling day for both the kids and the volunteers.
CSR Christmas and family fun activities
On the 15th of December, the CSR team dedicated their weekend to provide a fun filled day of activities and fun for the families from Big Love! Big Love is a Child Protection Specialist Centre managed by Montfort Care, a network of programmes committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community facing transitional challenges. Teams were being briefed on the main activity where they are required to complete a series of challenges to achieve their objective. Initially, families were very competitive however nearing the end of the activity, they realised that it was almost impossible to complete all of the tasks with the limited amount of time given. Hence they all work together hand in hand and managed to complete all of the tasks, just 1 minute before the deadline. It was an enjoyable day but it was also a meaningful one as Christmas was around the corner. The families all left with a nice Christmas card designed and given by their own loved ones!
All hands on deck, CSR programme on a cruise!
On the 30th of November 2018 to 3rd of December 2018, the representatives of Outdoor Adventures, FOCUS Adventure, CAMPCHALLENGE, and SeaOPS (FAOACCP1P). We conducted a Family Day Retreat for Club Rainbow on the Royal Carribean Voyager of the Seas recently venture on a 4 day 3 night cruise.
Club Rainbow is an organization that “support and empower children with chronic illnesses & their families by providing compassionate relevant services in their journey towards an enriching life”. Most often, these families would have to constantly worry about their child’s health. Hence, travelling overseas is a difficulty for them. Thus, the main objective of this Family Day Retreat was organized to provide families the opportunities to have fun and enjoy themselves!
To ensure the wellbeing of the families, there were also volunteer doctors who were also onboard to cater to any medical needs throughout the 4D3N cruise. The activities were customised to be able to have inclusive activities that engage everyone including those who were wheelchair bound. At the start, families were divided into teams to compete against one another. However towards the end, the activities became even more meaningful as the teams put strong emphasises on collaboration between the families from other teams and thus, everyone came out as the champions!
At the end of the day, Club Rainbow including the organizer, President and Executive Director, commented that they were really pleased with the programme and really loved how it engaged every single individual and families that were there. We would like to thank the team as well as the organising committee from Club Rainbow for their extreme passion, commitment and time given for this programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors from Kidzania, Adventure world and Glamping society for aiding in providing very useful materials that benefited greatly in this programme.
July wrapping for a cause!
On the 27th of July, we had a wooping 400+ pax CSR programme happening concurrently. Participants were constantly engaged as they are tasked in various challenges. But most importantly the whole objective of this programme was not to have fun together but to giving back to the society! It was a long day but kudos to all our participants for their great enthusiasm!
Making effort, Giving heARTs
On the 8th of June 2018, FOCUS Adventure travelled all the way to Batam to conduct our newly designed Giving heARTs Challenge. For this CSR activity, we reached out to various orphanages. Along with families from Singapore who willingly travelled all the way to volunteer for this programme. The participants planned and designed on various canvas and materials. They poured in a lot of encouraging words, heartfelt drawings of cartoon characters with an array of colours onto materials that they intend to give to the beneficiaries. The outcome does not merely come from the whole idea of giving to the needy, but also to educate children to learn about how privilege we are, being able to be appreciative and to cherish what we have. The biggest question would be, with what we have, how can we empower the people around us? We are sincerely happy to know that the orphans are able to use the materials to good use. On behalf of the orphanages and FOCUS Adventure, the CSR team would like to give thanks to our volunteers for their contribution and enthusiasm in partaking in this meaningful programme.
CSR Technological advancement!
In this modern era, technology is everywhere and it has become an essential part of our daily lives. Quoted by Matt Mullenweg, “Technology is best when it brings people together”. It is safe to say that we have unlocked this achievement because on the 23rd of May 2018, FOCUS Adventure has launched the very first CSR robotics challenge! Participants were given the task to build robots from scratch after which they will be teaching the less privilege children about robotics. The robotics challenge encourages teams to make use of their creativity to also complete a series of challenges. Through these engaging activities, FOCUS Adventure was not only able to give the participants a fresh new perspective on how technology has progressed, but also allowing the teams to work together to forge greater bonds amongst themselves. It was definitely a fulfilling programme and we look forward to bringing the education of technology and to share it with the less privilege.
New activities to put more smiles to other people
On the 4th of May 2018, FOCUS Adventure conducted our first Gracious Giving Challenge at our Tanjong Learning Facility in Sentosa. Participants pit their wits against the other teams through a series of challenges as they race against time. The objective is to encourage on leveraging on ones another’s strengths in order to be most efficient in the obstacles they face.
Teams were competitive and filled with energy. However at the end of the day, participants decided to work more closely together, showing more sincerity and efforts into wrapping up hampers for the beneficiaries.
Despite going through a challenging and long day under the hot sun, participants still expressed gratitude and fulfillment towards being able to create a positive impact in someone else’s life. Our participants shared that “it was only possible through hard work”, they “believed in one another”, “cultivating a successful mindset” and to “overcome procrastination”. On behalf of the recipients from our beneficiaries who have received the hampers, we would like to thank the participants for their great enthusiasm and efforts in giving back to society.