Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recruitment of C-2-C Volunteers Starts NOW!

Project Coast-2-Coast IX: Coast-2-China (Sichuan)
(a project under Ayer Rajah-West Coast Citizens' Consultative Committee)

海岸義工路 之 中国四川

Proposed dates: 20Nov 09 (Fri) - 04Dec 09 (Fri) OR 22Nov 09 (Sun) - 06Dec 09 (Sun)

Location: Sichuan Disaster Zone

Budget: S$600 ~ 800 / pax

China Activities: Still in negotiation with China counterparts. Probably related to simple construction work, painting, interaction with children and villagers, etc. (TBD)

Local Activities: Fund-raisings, Team-Building, Local volunteer work

Criteria for volunteers:
  • Heart of selfless volunteerism
  • Versatile to various living/working conditions
  • Sociable, Co-operative, Team-oriented, Compassionate
  • Special skill like medical, teaching, counselling would be great. But not essential.
  • Can eat authentic Sichuan cusine (non-halal)

Are you THE ONE we are looking for? Do you want to do your part for those affected badly in the Sichuan Earthquake? Come join us to make a difference!

Pls contact any of the expedition leaders below to make an appointment with us, or even to understand more about the project.

Interview Dates: Fri 18 Sept (1900hrs - 2200hrs) OR Sat 19 Sept (1600hrs - 2100hrs)

Venue: West Coast Community Centre, located at: 2 Clementi West Street 2 (129605)

Looking forward to seeing U!

Download Participation Application Form
(Word Doc)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Heart-Breaking Photos

Sichuan Earthquake Background

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake or the Great Sichuan Earthquake was a deadly earthquake that measured at 8.0 occurred at 14:28:01.42 CST (China Standard Time) on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan province of China and killed at least 68,000.

It was also known as the Wenchuan earthquake ( 汶川大地震), after the location of the earthquake's epicenter, Wenchuan County in Sichuan province. The epicenter was 80 kilometres west-northwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, with a depth of 19 kilometres. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries and as far away as both Beijing and Shanghai—1,500 kilometres and 1,700 kilometres away—where office buildings swayed with the tremor.

Official figures (as of July 21, 2008 12:00 CST) state that 69,227 are confirmed dead, including 68,636 in Sichuan province, and 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing. The earthquake left about 4.8 million people homeless, though the number could be as high as 11 million. Approximately 15 million people lived in the affected area. It was the deadliest earthquake to hit China since the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, which killed at least 240,000 people, and the strongest since the 1950 Chayu earthquake in the country, which registered at 8.5 on Richter magnitude scale. It is the 19th deadliest earthquake of all time.

Strong aftershocks, some exceeding magnitude 6, continue to hit the area even months after the main quake, causing new casualties and damage.

On 6 November 2008, the central government announced that it will spend 1 trillion yuan (about $146.5 billion) over the next three years to rebuild areas ravaged by the earthquake.

- extracted from Wikipedia