Every end of the year, the KidsZone program faithfully organises an outings for their Youth Volunteers. On 14th Dec 2016, it has organised a bowling outing to show appreciation to the Youth Volunteers for all their support in all BCCS 2016 events. It was a happy and joyful outings for them all and we took this opportunity to also encourage them to continuously participate and strive harder academically for 2017.
Every year the ZONE B RC organised Appreciation Dinner for the Senior Citizens. The BCCS Staffs and volunteers are blessed to join our needy elderly with pleasant spread of food after a Christmas light tour in the city on 11 December 2016. We enjoyed ourselves with the singing and magic performance during dinner and it ended with a joyful memories for them.
Bartley Community Care Services (BCCS) held its KidsAglow graduation ceremony on the 5th December, 2016. The ceremony began with short address from the Director Of Programs & Services; Kenneth Teo followed by a touching testimony from the Project Coordinator; Ps Matthew Teo on the journey of KidsAglow and special bonding it continue to have with the beneficiaries. It continues with prize giving ceremony to all the beneficiaries.
This year, KidsZone has organised a combined Peer Support Group (PSG) and Youth Volunteer (YV) Year End celebration. On 26 November 2016, BCCS organised a ThanksGiving Day for them as an appreciation of their contributions to the KidsZone @ MacPherson Primary School. It was also the first time for the parents to come and understands better our values as we shared and helped them understand the valuable contribution the PSG and YV had made in the society, as well as the BCCS activities their kids were involved in.
The official opening on August 13, 2016 at Block 81, MacPherson Lane saw a good turn-out of curious residents and interest groups who were treated to games, snacks & even a goodie bag to take home. While the many banners put up in front of the centre and brochures provided information about the programmes run by BCCS, many volunteers were on hand to befriend and to answer queries from interested parties. HOPE Centre succeeded in making its presence felt that day.