How is our community contributing to sustainable development?
The United Nation's 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development recognises that eradicating poverty is the greatest global challenge for sustainable development.
The Agenda also calls for a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.
Tanglin's core values of Respect, Responsibility and Purpose resonate strongly with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the Agenda.
We fully support these goals and that is reflected in our curriculum; in the way that we manage and look after our campus; and in the way that we engage with the community, in Singapore and beyond.
Throughout the Tanglin community, classes take on group charity projects and, at various times, the whole school comes together in support of a specific cause. In addition, students often work as individuals or together to raise awareness and money in order to improve the lives of those less fortunate.
The Infant School regularly organises whole school charitable events in addition to year group and class based fund raising activities. These can range from food drives to mufti days, for example 'Let's wear spots and raise lots'. Through the Student Council, Infant children have the opportunity to share their thoughts and give their input into which charities are supported.
In the Junior School, each year group chooses one charity to support throughout the academic year. Interactions with this charity help to instil in the children a level of awareness and understanding of the wider community. In addition to this, one charity is also supported by all year groups. Children are explicitly taught philanthropy and their interactions with their charity enhances their understanding.
A number of charities and organisations are also supported by the Senior School through both fund raising and service activities. This involves year groups, National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) students and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) students.
A few of the charities that our community has supported include:
- Food from the Heart
- Children's Cancer Foundation
- Lend with Care
- Sport Cares
- Lakeside Family Services
- Caring for Cambodia
We're looking forward to another year of fun events and to contributing to sustainable development around the world.
Everyone in the community can make a difference!