Enriched with a variety of experiences from his career and life, Group President and CEO of SMRT – Desmond Kuek is a thought leader in many ways. On January, 11th 2016, Mr. Kuek gave a stirring speech at the opening lecture of the iMagination Week, held at ESSEC Asia Pacific in Singapore. Here’s the inspiring line he opened his speech with:
When the entire community steps in to step up a vulnerable group, it instills a great sense of unity and belonging Community Chest is one such organization which facilitates community service in the aim of reaching out to the less fortunate in every segment of the society.
And how does this organization carry out its goal?
Community Chest operates alongside a network of partners who actively step up their Corporate Social Responsibility to use their business strengths and networks to bring joy to the lesser privileged. SMRT too has partnered with Community Chest since 2015 to engage in serving the lesser fortunate people of Singapore.
In this video, the various partners speak about their association with Community Chest. SMRT CEO, Desmond Kuek speaks about the Inclusive Playground, made for children with special needs to be able to play together. Jointly created by SMRT and Community Chest, this Inclusive Playground was launched in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in 2015. “Supporting the needy of the community is in alignment with the primary motto of SMRT – Moving people and Enhancing Lives”, says Desmond Kuek.
Furthering the partnership, this year, another Inclusive Playground was opened in Ghim Moh, which also includes a fitness corner for seniors. A great way to promote interaction across generations, this playground has been received very well across the community as it helps in enabling mobility for all.