True to their motto, “Ignite, Impart, Inspire”. Inspirar SMU seeks to bring out a spirit of community service amongst our fellow students and inspire them to take action, raise awareness and reach out to the elderly in our community. Founded in 2008, Inspirar has grown through the years, building meaningful and fruitful partnerships with welfare organisations and the seniors they care for, over the years.
Each participant starts off with a freshmen camp, where they bond though games and give back by reaching out and connecting with senior citizens. Inspirar SMU organises many visits and activities over several months, culminating in a carnival where seniors can play booth games, work out with resistance bands and enjoy performances.
What inspires batches of SMU students to lead this community service project, to care for and serve the needs of the less fortunate amongst us? We speak with Terry Tham and Heng Kuan Wee, from the Inspirar SMU 2015 team, and Sister Majorie from the Apex Day Rehabilitation Centre for Elderly (ADRC) to find out more.