“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King (Jr). At Conceptual Thinkers, as we develop our students in Mathematics and English, we also believe in allowing them to give back to their community to nurture their character.
Over the past June holidays, our centre launched a campaign to raise funds to help children, youth and families in need under the care of Children’s Society. The initiative also inculcated independent learning in our students during the one month break.
For every 10 math problem sums students completed, our centre pledged to donate $10. The question had to be word problems or application questions, marked and with corrections done. These can be done from extra practices such as assessment books and other school papers, preferably from different topics.
We received many screenshots of problem sums from students with encouragement from their parents to take part in this meaningful campaign. Students with errors in their work completed their corrections with the help of our Math tuition teachers, allowing them to revise essential concepts. Having a chance to practise regularly also gave students a sense of achievement.
With the submissions sent over by our students and our own top-ups, we managed to raise $1,000. This is in support of Children’s Society’s corporate giving initiative – 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need community programme. The funds will go towards providing financial, social and emotional support for the beneficiaries.
We are thankful for this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable amongst us and hope our students enjoyed participating in this initiative.
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