Big Hands Bigger Hearts 8 Recruitment is now on!

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Interested in volunteering? Looking for an exciting out-of-classroom learning experience?

Good news! BHBH8 is recruiting!

This is BHBH’s 8th community service project to Bago City (Philippines) and we are excited to invite individuals who are passionate and committed to join us in continuing this legacy. This year,Big Hands Bigger Hearts 8 will seek to improve the lives of the youth in Bago City through social enterprise projects,an education camp,field trips to the University and more! To achieve this,Big Hands Bigger Hearts 8 will work as a team to raise funds and prepare ourselves by serving the local community through a pre-trip CIP. A post-trip CIP will also be conducted to apply what we have learnt through serving the overseas community.

What to expect?

  • Meetings on a weekly basis to prepare for the trip in December,as well as to understand your fellow team members.
  • You will get the chance to practice leadership skills as you contribute to one of the subcommittees for the project. Pick up valuable skills that will enhance your university experience and prepare you for the working world.
  • Get a once-in-the-lifetime experience living with 20 people for 20 days in a foreign country,exposing yourself to a new environment with new people.
  • Celebrate Christmas in the Philippines,one of two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia!
  • Educational highlights of the trip include a tour of Bago and Bacolod City,Iloilo City,and a Homestay with the locals.
  • The trip is not all work and no play as we will end off with a 3D2N R&R.

Sign up for an interview at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dER4RFNjVTd5YWFyYVBkRkRXYUg0a2c6MQ

Date and time:Tentatively 9th- 29th December 2012

Venue:Bago City,Philippines

Price:~$600

Contact:Project Directors – Nathan @ 96926923 , Li Yi @ 91871492 | Email:nvac.projbhbh@nussu.org.sg

For more information,do check out our facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/ProjBHBH

Big Hands Bigger Hearts 7

We’re back! A big thank you once again to all those who have supported BHBH7. We’ve brought your love to the people of Bago City (:  Here are some photos from our trip -

 

 

Departure from Changi Airport – Bago City here we come!

Mural painting at Malingin High School

Using the theme of superheroes,we transformed the classroom walls from this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

into these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handing over of the classroom to Malingin High School:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeding programme at Lucasan Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2D1N Educational camp

Arts and craft session

These kids never stop dancing! (:

Station games:

Campfire night:

 

 

 

Distribution of donations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homestay

Farewell dinner with TRY members. We can’t thank them enough for all the help they’ve
given us during our stay there. May the collaboration between TRY and BHBH
continue to grow for many years to come!

Back home at Changi Airport.

But as they say,  home is where the heart is,  and all of us have found a second home in Bago City (:

Big Hands Bigger Hearts 7. 10-29th December 2011.  20 days,  20 people,  many smiles,  countless memories (:

A BIG THANK YOU

Big Hands Bigger Hearts 7 had our fundraising bazaar outside Central Library on 10-12
Oct. Items sold included Eskimo bubble tea,Famous Amos cookies,postcards,customized BHBH7 t-shirts,and clothes sponsored by our sponsors CYC The Custom Shop.

From the bottom of our hearts,we would like to thank all our friends and schoolmates
for making our bazaar a success. A big thank you to all those who purchased items from us,or pledged stationery items to be brought over to Bago City (:

Just a few weeks more and we’ll be in Bago City! Stay tuned at our website or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Hands-Bigger-Hearts-7-Youth-Expedition-Project-to-Philippines/120396548046399 for more updates from us (:

 

BHBH7 FUNDRAISING BAZAAR

As part of our efforts to raise funds for an education camp which we will be conducting for the children in Bago City,Philippines, we will be having a fundraising  bazaar at the Central Library.

We will be setting up booths and selling stuff like Eskimo Bubble Tea, Famous Amos Cookies and Naughty G drinks. BHBH T-shirts will also be on sale,together with pretty postcards which are all designed by our very own team! Clothes from a blogshop will also be on sale. Last but not least,we will be collaborating with CYC The Custom Shop(Singapore’s oldest and most established bespoke tailor) and will be selling some of their products! SO DO DROP BY AND SEE WHAT WE’VE GOT TO OFFER!!

Date:10,11,12 Oct

Time:8am-6pm

Venue:Central Library Benches 2 &3

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by visiting us at our booths! HELP SPREAD THE WORD TOO!! We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!!

Cheers,

BHBH7

Pre-trip CIP @ MINDS Fernvale Gardens School

While our project is aimed at helping those in Bago City,we are concerned about the needs of our own community as well. On 10th September,the 20 of us from Big Hands Bigger Hearts 7 went down to MINDS Fernvale Gardens School in Sengkang and spent a meaningful afternoon interacting with the students there.

Following a song session,2 skits were put up for the students,and the day ended with a handicraft lesson to make origami hearts and lanterns for Mid-Autumn Festival.

Preparing the materials for making paper lanterns

The skit “3 Little Pigs” put up by our members

The skit “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” put up by our members

 

We were glad that the students enjoyed the activities we had planned for them,and we
look forward to visiting them again.

BHBH7 car wash

We’re all set and ready to go! Do come down and support us on our final 2 days of car wash at NUS Biz carpark (Thurs) and Sci carpark (Fri). Simply keep a look out for our colourful signboards (:

See you there! (:

BHBH7 Car Wash

As part of our fundraising efforts for Bago City,Philippines, BHBH7 will be having a charity car wash in NUS on week 6. The details are as follow:

Date and Time:  12 (Mon),15 (Thurs) & 16 (Fri) September 2011,7.30am –6pm

Venue:  Sports and Recreation Centre carpark (12 Sep),NUS Business School carpark (15 Sep), Faculty of Science carpark (16 Sep)

Price:$10 per car (funds raised will go into the construction and furnishing of education
facilities for students in Bago City)

Do come down and support us and have your car washed sparklingly clean while contributing to a worthy cause at the same time!

Simply sign up with us at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFdRZ1ExM1ByU2xOZ0hWZjA1a2ZGbnc6MQ Those who sign up online will receive a mystery gift courtesy of our sponsors. Hurry,while stocks last!

Meanwhile, you can keep a lookout for our upcoming events. Start saving up your pocket money now for the wide range of products at our bazaar (; If you have any used clothing or other second-hand items such as stationery to donate,you can bring them down during our bazaar too. To receive updates from us more easily,do join us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Hands-Bigger-Hearts-7-Youth-Expedition-Project-to-Philippines/120396548046399

Thanks in advance! We look forward to your kind support (:

 

Cheers,

Team BHBH7

 

Team BHBH7 @ First Meeting

Team bhbh7

BHBH 7 Recruitment has ended.

Thank you for the intense reponse!!!

 

 

 

Big Hands Bigger Hearts 7 Recruitment is now on!

This is BHBH’s 7th community service project to Bago City (Philippines) and we are excited to invite individuals who are passionate and committed to join us in continuing this legacy. The focus of our project is on the education of the children and youth in Bago City.

Prior to the trip,you will be involved in our fundraising efforts for the students of Bago City. During the trip,you can expect to assist in the construction and furnishing of education facility,conduct education camp for children,interact with the locals,experience Christmas in the homes of the locals,and more.

 

Spend a moment to go through the video for BHBH6 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFaoNn–tcc

If interested,click on this link to sign up for an interview with us (we are very friendly,don’t worry! (:) https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhEcXR6ZGdXVVdXX19yMUtmZnVQTHc6MQ

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child,not my community,not my world,not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. —Fred Rogers

We invite you to join us,and be the heroes to the beneficiaries in Bago City.

Date and time:10th- 29th December 2011

Venue:Bago City,Philippines

Price:$600

Agenda:fundraising,planning of programmes,tour of city,construction of education facility,education camp,home stay,rest and recreation.

Contact:Project Directors- Eugene Ngor 91080209,Teo Mun Ching 93278278 Email:bhbhseven@gmail.com