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The mission of the Asia Humanitarian Forum is to bring together compassionate hearts and available resources within Asia for global humanitarian and environmental benefit. AHF aims to make humanitarian and environmental issues relevant and urgent for everyone.
The Trailblazers team was very fortunate to participate in such an admirable cause on 16th January 2010 at the National Library. As our project aims to educate the young on the natural environment, we set up an exhibition booth under the Roots & Shoots Group Singapore.
We were at the exhibition hall from 10am to 10pm, where we introduced our project to fellow AHF participants as well as members of the public. The visitors generally showed a high level of interest for our cause. We conversed with many people with a similar passion for Nature, and managed to acquire contacts for further updates and collaborations. There were also people who signed up for our Nature Adventure Walk itself. The Trailblazers team were most pleased when our booth visitors praised our project for its originality and significance to society. Our team was glad to be able to extend our project’s outreach, as we managed to communicate our cause on a different platform, and reach out to a more diverse audience.
Not only did we inform other people about our cause, we also learnt much more about various philanthropic and environmental projects all over the world. Our team had a lot of fun with the Reverse Vending Machine – a device that automatically recycles used drink cans. There were meaningful panel discussions held, such as ‘Fight Climate Change with Diet Change’ by NUS Students Against Violation of the Earth, which educated the audience on how our current meat-filled diet is drastically harming the environment. Individuals from philanthropic organizations, such as Mark Philpott from the Humaneity Group, gave inspiring speeches on serving one’s community. Upon listening to such speeches, our team felt very enlightened by their respective causes and inspired by their passion for these causes. We are now more driven to bring our project to greater heights and further our involvement in the community.
The Trailblazers team is very thankful for this opportunity to participate in such a meaningful forum. Not only did we extend our project’s outreach, we also were inspired by other organizations. If given the chance, we would love to go for a similar event again!
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