Students Doing Funds Raising (Flag Days)- Fullfill CIP Hours

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TOO MANY STUDENTS DOING FUNDS RAISING THRU FLAG DAYS

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Students Doing Funds Raising (Flag Days)- Fullfill CIP Hours

Postby dolphinsiah » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:21 pm

Does anyone agree with me that MOE should review about Students volunteering to do Funds Raising through Flag Days - Just to fulfill CIP hours. :D

I find that there are too many Fund Raising (Flag Days).

Every Saturday you will see students carrying cans approaching people to donate...

Sometime the students even also do not know which welfare they are helping to collect funds :?

I think Schools should work with Public Sectors to get students to involve in Community work...
Since Singapore everynow and then has campaign such as
Blood Donation/Save Water/Be Kind/Anti-Crime....

I think this way to collect CIP hours will be so much better...

I think by having a students standing at the MRT esclator asking for donation is not fruitful...

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Postby daisyt » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:12 pm

Of course its not fruitful and no CIP values at all.
BTW, I understand that in RV, this is not a practise by the school.

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Postby tankee » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:35 pm

depends on the point of view.

For those charities that are receiving the funds raised, YES, it is definitely fruitful.

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Postby tutormum » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:39 pm

IMHO, students should be encouraged to do other community/volunteer work to earn CIP points e.g. schools can get a list of charitable organizations and check with them how the schools can help. Spring cleaning homes is more meaningful than selling flags. Students also experience what is 'hard and dirty' work. Many of them, I am sure, has never washed a toilet in their lives. :idea:

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Postby daisyt » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:32 am

I myself have not participated in any flag selling, neither my girl. My opinion is, if the school insist fund raising through flag selling, at least the following can be done before sending the children out to the field.

1) The school organise a talk by the charity organisation, briefing on the charity organisation and the objective of the flag selling and fund raising.
2) A tour to the charity organisation to understand more about it.
3) Some field works in the charity organisation.

I am not sure if the schools/charity organisations do that. :?

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Postby MMM » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:40 am

I used to join social service as my CCA during sec school. The things that we did include selling flags, going to special schools to help out the teachers (academic, special events as well as swimming lessons). I also recall going to salvation army to tutor to children who are staying at the home.

Selling flags (my personal view) can be a humbling experience for the student especially those used to "good life". They have to learn to ask for donation from the passerbys, get used to "rejection", saying thank you as well as knowing which charity they are seeking donation for.

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Postby dolphinsiah » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:06 pm

daisyt wrote:Of course its not fruitful and no CIP values at all.
BTW, I understand that in RV, this is not a practise by the school.


This what my child did to obtain CIP hours in RV

Y1- Help the RC to decorate the HDB flats for National Day.
So students were running up and down each flags to ensure that the flats were put up properly.

Y2- Collect newspapers / Soft Drinks caps for recycle...money was donated to a charity to buy wheelchairs

Y3- Beach cleaning /Library work

Y4- Go to PCF to paint the classrooms , tell stories to children...

was told maybe this Year have to do Flag Day...

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