The Lions Clubs International has a literacy programme for children called ‘The Reading Action Program’ which is a 10-year commitment that aims to increase reading and literacy rates all over the world. This is a call to action for ‘every Lions club around the world to organize service projects and activities that underscore the importance of reading and address specific needs related to illiteracy within their own community.’
Dyslexia and Autism are both conditions that are learning challenges to children and it can hit anyone, regardless of family background, gender, educational level and racial or religious beliefs. Children with either condition have difficulties fitting in with mainstream schools and academic studies. Yet they are part of society and part of a generation that will come to inherit Singapore. With help, support and awareness, much can be done to make their assimilation and integration with the main community so much easier.
This term, a group of Singapore Lions Clubs have gathered together for another community service project: Lions on Wheels 2014. This is a cycling event, meant to raise awareness and funds for two organisations in Singapore that caters to fulfilling the educational needs of our children who have learning challenges in school and in life, the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and the St. Andrew’s Autism Centre.
Please see details of the event below:
Event title: Lions on Wheels 2014
Event date: 2 November, Sunday
Event time: 8.30am to 2.00pm
Event venue: ITE College East @ Simei
Event format: 26km fun ride road event for semi-pro cyclists; stadium event for family novelty challenge; and a carnival of food and games
Carnival tickets: $10 per piece of various denominations
Road Challenge – Flag off at 0830hrs
Family Challenge – Flag off at 0930hrs
Stage Activities – 1100 – 1400hrs (awareness talks and entertainment programmes) Carnival – 1000 – 1400hrs (includes F&B and game booths)
They would like you to come join them at this event. Below is a list of areas they could use your participation and support in:
1. Purchase of coupons – come join in the event and carnival!
2. Sponsor of coupons – so that the children from the low-income bracket from the two beneficiaries can come join in the carnival festivity
3. Sponsor of lucky draw items – all coupon holders will be entitled to one chance per ticket, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!
4. Event participants – we need participants for the Novelty Challenge and the 26km Fun Ride on the road. Sign up and have fun with us! All participation fees goes 100% to the two beneficiaries.
You can get in touch with them at email@example.com or check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lionsonwheels2014 where they post new information and updates consistently and can reply to you almost real-time.