Ten SAF Veterans’ League Commitment-to-Defence (C2D) Ambassadors held two engagement sessions each with pre-schoolers from 10 centres under My First Skool, the pre-school arm of NTUC First Campus Co-operative.
Subjects like Water Is Precious, Don’t Waste Food, Racial Harmony, Our National Day, the Importance of National Service and the SAF were presented to the pre-schoolers whose ages range from 4 to 6.
“It’s always a joy engaging these children. The challenge is simplifying the important core messages to a level that they can easily understand and assimilate including through interactive play,” said 1WO (RET) M. Haniffa.
A ground-up initiative by SAFVL in June 2019, the intergenerational collaboration with My First Skool recognizes the importance of the formative pre-school years where early intervention is crucial for the pre-schoolers to get a head start in emotional and social development.
The C2D Ambassadors also engage primary and secondary school students, fulltime national servicemen and NSmen as part of the wider C2D Programme.
LTC (RET) Albel Singh (left) and 2WO Derek Yeo (right) with My First Skool pre-schoolers.