When we think of frontline workers, medical staff and cleaners often come to mind. But amidst the pandemic, students who have to go back to school are entirely reliant on the protection of teachers and non-teaching staff. Having to ramp up their efforts to protect their students on top of having to carry out their usual duties as a teacher, our #SGStrong grantee Karen Low and the Parent Support Group (PSG) of Rulang Primary School, decided to show her appreciation for them.
“They have been working relentlessly in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak, and are nearest to our schooling children. While most private organisations can organise split work arrangements, most of them do not even have staggered shifts and have to work tirelessly to ensure stepped up measures for the safety and well-being of our children.”
In order to display their gratitude, the team has decided to distribute care packs for the staff of Rulang Primary and Grace Orchard School, a neighbouring SPED school. Within these care packs are various hygiene and self-care products such as hand sanitisers, wet wipes, healthy fruits and nuts, masks and essence of chicken.
“We felt very encouraged and supported by fellow parents who chipped in whether monetary or time wise. It started as a mere appreciation initiative for these school staff and close vendors, and to be able to see their smiles, and feedback that our care pack is very thoughtful and practical, this made us feel that what we rushed to pack for them is all worthwhile!”
Through this thoughtful project, they have reached over 180 staff members of Rulang Primary of which includes teachers, canteen vendors, cleaners and bus drivers. We hope that Karen’s project will help you recognise the efforts that all school staff have put into looking after all students and we hope that you will show them your appreciation as well. Together, we are stronger than COVID-19.