“The work we do today paves the way to success for future generations”. This is a belief that the Commercial Properties Team at Frasers Property Singapore lives by.
The team is just one of the divisions committed to contributing to the community on a regular basis and has been working with the Children’s Aid Society since 2011.
Over the past seven years, volunteers from the commercial team have sought out a range of enriching experiences for the beneficiaries residing at Children’s Aid Society’s Melrose Home.
The team’s goal is always to ensure that these children and youth are given an enjoyable and educational experience that benefits them in the long run. Past activities include hands-on clay arts and crafts and painting workshops, which not only hone their artistic talents, but teach them soft skills as well. The kids have also been taken on excursions to fun and unique locations such as The Polliwogs, a children’s indoor playground.
This year, in recognizing the importance of healthy eating, especially in youths, the team reached out to homegrown ice-cream parlour Scoopz. The company specialises in fruit-flavored ice cream for a delicious yet healthy treat, which playfully yet practically embodies the mission of this year’s theme of healthy eating.
Encouraging a healthy, balanced diet
A representative from Scoopz sharing about the components of ice cream
In the first part of the two-hour workshop, the children and the volunteers were taught a step-by-step guide to creating their very own ice-cream before experimenting it on their own.
Scoopz uses traditional methods to produce its ice-cream, for a creamier texture
“Children are our future, and it is essential to educate them on topics such as nutrition and healthy eating. Hands-on activities such as making their own ice-cream provided the children a platform to play and learn at the same time. It was interesting to learn about the differences between traditional and machine-produced ice cream. For example, I didn’t know that handcrafted ice-cream takes longer to melt!” Joy Tay, Marketing Manager, Frasers Tower, from the Commercial Properties Team said.
Fruitful (pun intended!) day for the Commercial Team
It was a fruitful afternoon for the commercial team and the children at Melrose Home, and it is safe to say that every went home with both their hearts and bellies full.