Each year, SACA hosts an appreciation dinner for its valued and dedicated volunteers, who play a crucial role in supporting SACA's programmes.
2017 marks a crucial milestone for the Association as we celebrate both the 20th Anniversary of the Volunteer After-Care Programme (VAP) and 10th Anniversary of the Education Support Programme (ESP). Additionally, the dinner served as a platform through which a new initiative, the family-connect @ State Courts was launched by none other than SACA's Patron, The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Chairman, Mr Jeffrey Beh.
The evening opened with an introduction to the new initiative by a group of final year students from Nanyang Polytechnic. the launch of the new initiative, a collboration between SACA and the State Courts.
Special highlights of the evening included sharing sessions of two of SACA's clients from the VAP and ESP. Each shared about their struggles in taking over the role of primary caretaker of a large family as the parents of the children were incarcerated; a student-client from the ESP spoke of how he overcame stressful periods in pursuit of better opportunities. Indeed, the Association commends our clients for their perseverance and strong wills, and we will continue to be here to lend them a hand as they forge forward their futures.
As is tradition of SACA's appreciation dinners, awards were presented to deserving volunteers to thank them for their years of committed service. This evening, prizes were also merited to outstanding students from the ESP.
The Association would like to thank all our volunteers and esteemed guests for gracing the evening, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time! A huge shoutout goes to the goodie bag sponsors for the evening: SCORE, The Nail Social, and 8 Days.
See you next year!