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SPH Foundation Gets 300 Children and Youths JUMPing for Joy

“Wow, it’s really big and nice,” said 14-year-old Razali bin Jisah in awe the moment he saunters into the Esplanade Theatre. He has heard so much about the famous building shaped like a “durian” but has never had the chance to visit it until June 30.

Thanks to the SPH Foundation, not only was Razali able to visit the Esplanade finally, he even got to catch the world-class performance of Jump, a Korean comic taekwondo show.

Razali, together with 300 other children and youths from 20 charity organisations, were special guests invited by the SPH Foundation to the local premiere of Jump, sponsored by the foundation.

After the performance, SPH Foundation Chairman Dr Tony Tan handed a $200,000 cheque to Ms Jennie Chua, Chairman of the Community Chest, who received it on behalf of the 20 charities.

The beneficiaries, recommended by the National Council of Social Service, provide special education, early intervention, support and rehabilitative services to children with special needs, as well as care and protection to young children and adolescents who are at risk due to neglect or lack adequate family support for their well-being and development.

For the third year running, SPH Foundation has pledged its support to developing disadvantaged children and youth under the care of Community Chest.

After enjoying 80 minutes of dazzling stunts and comic skits by the energetic cast, the group of special children was given the chance to meet the cast of JUMP at a post-show reception, taking photos and getting autographs from their favourite actors.

 

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