Beyond Us - bridging generations
June 2013 │ Singapore
Beyond Us ‘13 connects the Class of 2013 Deutsche interns with the Care Community Services Society (CCSS) seniors, bridging the younger and older generations. The interns played tour guide to the seniors at the Peranakan Museum and both groups were able to learn from each other. The elderly were able to relate very well to the exhibits and they became topics for discussion when the interns brought them through the display. Even though language barrier was an issue, the energetic and jovial interns tried their best to strike up rapport with the seniors and connected well with them. The elderly enjoyed themselves very much.
Following the museum visit, lunch was served at the Senior Care Center where goodie bags were also given out. The programme ended with a touching song "The Moon Represents My Heart" sang together by all the interns and seniors.
Beyond Us is a volunteering programme with Care Community Services Society started by a Deutsche employee more than ten years ago. Each year, various activities are planned for Deutsche volunteers and beneficiaries of CCSS.