Those who have been following EatPrayFlying would know one of our purposes is to grow to a decent readership to help with social causes, related to children, learning and old folks. Hence, I am so glad that I manage to marry my full time work with EatPrayFlying, where my team at work helped to organize a team building day last Friday. We brought 21 special teenagers and 2 teachers from Mountbatten Vocational School, affiliate of the Singapore School for the Deaf, to French Ladle, and treated them to a sumptuous buffet lunch.
Through our team building day, I learnt that Mountbatten Vocational School (formerly known as Vocational School for the Handicapped) was established in 1975 to train our deaf youths to be skilled workers. Due to the needs of the community, it opened up to students with various learning disabilities. Currently MVS is an Approved Training Centre to offer the ITE Certificate in Food Preparation and the ITE Certificate in Food & Beverage Service, so the children were quite excited to interact with the owner and chef of French Ladle as well.
It was really heartwarming to hear from them at the end of the day that they really enjoyed the lunch, games and company, as no other volunteers have treated them to lunch before. Thank you all for your readership and I hope to continue to be able to find restaurants and cafes who are willing to host/sponsor such events!
Really want to say thank you to 1) My team at work, who helped to organize this event, 2) Mountbatten Vocational School for fitting us into their timetable, 3) French Ladle owners and chef who hosted the event. Looking forward to being able to host more of these events for social cause related organizations in Singapore! 🙂