All About Active Community Leaders

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All About Active Community Leaders

Postby titank » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:16 pm

Phase 2B2
(i)For a child whose parent has joined the school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2007 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2008;

(ii) or whose parent is a member endorsed by the church/clan directly connected with the school;

(iii) or whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader.

Anyone know how to being endorsed as an active community leader?

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Re: Endorsement as an Active Community Leader

Postby ongkb2000 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:03 pm

Hi,

You need to go to People Associate(PA) or Community Center that is the nearest to your home and ask for an application form to register yourself as a RC members.

You will be registered as Observers and volunteered in all the PA or RC activities for about 3-6 months before they confirmed you as executive members.

1-2 month before Primary registration starts, PA will ask members to register yourself so that they can prepare a Letter signed by your Member of Parliment (MP) to endorse you as a community leader.

Volunteering in Schools and through RC or CCC is different. Hour is longer then 40 Hours. The committment is also different as people you are working with are usually your neighbours.

Speaking from experience, it is quite fullfilling as your children can also be involved within your neighbourhood.

If you dun enjoy helping within your community, organizing block parties or volunteering in Government Feedback session, I dun recommend it.

Also the endorsement letter is only applicable to your GRC. I have a friend who live near within 2 km of St Hildas but his has volunteered for the wrong GRC. She did not realise it until tit is too late so make sure you dun make the same mistake.

Hope this help.


titank wrote:Phase 2B2
(i)For a child whose parent has joined the school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2007 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2008;

(ii) or whose parent is a member endorsed by the church/clan directly connected with the school;

(iii) or whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader.

Anyone know how to being endorsed as an active community leader?

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Postby titank » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:16 pm

Hi Ongkb 2000,

Thanks for your valuable information as the school I'm targeting is not in my GRC. I thought can enroll in any Pri Sch as long qualify as Phase 2B.

Just to also clarify that if being Observer it is also not able to get any endorsement letter? Would seriously consider as performing volunteer work in the RC is unlike in a school where can get to know more.

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Postby ongkb2000 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:47 pm

There are talk that the letter can be used across the country but until now, there are no confirmation on this. My son is going to Primary next year, the letter indicated that I can only use it within the GRC.

The endorsement letter is only given to confirm RC members only.

Hope this helps.

titank wrote:Hi Ongkb 2000,

Thanks for your valuable information as the school I'm targeting is not in my GRC. I thought can enroll in any Pri Sch as long qualify as Phase 2B.

Just to also clarify that if being Observer it is also not able to get any endorsement letter? Would seriously consider as performing volunteer work in the RC is unlike in a school where can get to know more.

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Postby titank » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:35 pm

Hi Ongkb 2000,

Can I concluded that must be at least "Executive Member" then can get endorsement letter? Oh then that is too bad as the school I'm going to target is not in my GRC.

Thanks for your valuable information

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Postby ongkb2000 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:03 pm

Yes.. .Only Executive members will be recognized as community leader

titank wrote:Hi Ongkb 2000,

Can I concluded that must be at least "Executive Member" then can get endorsement letter? Oh then that is too bad as the school I'm going to target is not in my GRC.

Thanks for your valuable information

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Re: Endorsement as an Active Community Leader

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:37 am

ongkb2000 wrote:...You need to go to People Associate(PA) or Community Center that is the nearest to your home and ask for an application form to register yourself as a RC members. ...


Hi ongkb2000, thanks for this most useful information from yourself as a person who has been through it all. I'm sure lots of parents will benefit from this info you provided.

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Postby wwcookie » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:54 am

I think you dont necessarily have to volunteer in the GRC where you stay - you may want to check it out whether you can volunteer in the GRC where your school of choice is located. Btw, I heard of somebody who volunteered in a GRC hoping to get into the school of her choice then before the P1 registration commenced, the govt redrew the GRC map in preparation for the coming elections and she found that her school of choice no longer fall within the GRC she volunteered with :shock: :shock:

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Postby 2gals » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:09 pm

I think you need to be a member of the RC for at least 3 years before they will give you the letter to endorse you as a Grassroot leader. You may want to double check on this.

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Postby Alexandrea » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:26 pm

I saw from GRC meeting of minutes that you have to be an active grassroot leader for at least 1 year before they will put you in Phase 2B.
They will also only give you a list of selected school around your constituency.

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