For me, I’m the Music and Art teacher. I can remember on the first class of my music session, I played a piece of music on my violin for them, and asked them how they feel… they used terms like.. “an ocean”… “my dad”… “freedom”… and asked me if they can close their eyes as I play the next tune so that they can better see the music. I was flabbergasted… being in a city like Singapore, I’ve never heard people who want to appreciate music at this level…
There was also another heart-warming moment for me. This kid, called Daftka showed extreme interest to learn the violin. At first, I just let him hold the violin, and stroke the violin bow. He was not playing music but just stroking sounds on the violin… but then he told me… “when i play.. i feel like I’m all alone… everything else around me was in white color”.
Watch this space folks!
Photo journals coming your way!
Just the start of June, but we’re steaming on ahead in preparation of our summercamp this year in July. Have you signed up? :) If not this is the last call for volunteers with just 2 spots left for signup! And do check out our donation page (click on our side bar) and consider supporting our endeavor to bring smiles and warmth into the hearts of children.
Besides gearing up for camp, MSC has been honored to be given the opportunity to share our inspirations and encourage other youths into actions. Our founder, Stephanie, was invited to give a talk by the peeps from Envisage to share about her learning journey on identifying the needs of street children in Mongolia, and the process of growing our resources and fulfilling in little steps more needs in a more sustainable way in the near future
Steph was also thrilled to be given the chance to return to her alma mater this week to run a workshop to inspire her juniors to step up and step out as she did. This time, Steph took a little creative tour and brought the students on a virtual journey to Mongolia via videos/photos and our little doodled virtual map:
“Go on the Sunshine street to bring the joy of your childhood to the people in need at home and overseas. You can start small but you gotta start somewhere. Don’t be overwhelmed by the magnitude of a big problem because even superman gets dejected and we can’t help all. Harness the ripple effects of inspirations. Discard fears and “what if I fail” and go step up and step out to explore your passion under the sun in this big world.”
Turns out MSC reaped even more than what we thought we were sowing into the hearts and minds of the younger folks! The enthusiasm, passion and zeal for actions from the students totally warmed us up. Here’s from some of their discussions.
Drawing their childhood experiences
Pretty nuanced understanding of poverty exhibited by the students.
It has been an exciting start to June and counting down the adrenaline is just gonna keep pumping up as we move closer to the date of our departure to Mongolia.
Once again, please show us your support! Donate or join us at our camp - Be the Sunshine on the grassland!
Sign up for our camp happening this 1st to 7th July.
Camp preparation will take place 3 days before the start of camp and volunteers are strongly encouraged to join in the preparation and home visits made to the homes of some of the children.
Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any enquiries or sign up.
Come join us at the vast mongolian steppe this summer! Embrace nature and adventure, and immerse in our MSC family’s love and laughters!
Join us for our camp this year on 1st-7th July.
Pre-camp briefing will be held on 30th June when all volunteers are to arrive in Ulan Bator.
Volunteers are also strongly encouraged to participate in the pre-camp preparation and home visits to our kids’ families and shelters starting on 28th June.
Volunteers are free to depart after the 7th of July when the camp ends to carry on with their own travel plans.
We’re fixing the dates with our mongolian partners for our long awaited annual summer camp! Looking at the first week of July, the camp ends just days before Nadaam Festival one of the most exciting times to visit the vast steppe!
We hope you’re just as stoked as us for the camp and checking out Nadaam Festival. So stay tuned for our finalised camp dates!