[Recently Concluded] AFTH Carnival 2021: On Air!
After an unprecedented year, Cultural Activities Club (CAC) Arts From The Heart is back with a new format to raise funds for our two partner beneficiaries – Singapore Association for Mental Health and Singapore Cancer Society. AFTH Carnival 2021: On Air! will be a largely virtual event comprising of three free-for-all segments.
Heart To Heart Talk is a series of two talkshows that will kickstart the carnival. We have invited guest speakers from two of our partner beneficiaries to share about their experiences and expertise in a cosy setting. There will also be an AMA session where the speakers will answer any burning questions that you might have for them. So if you’re looking for a way to spend your weekend mornings meaningfully, this is for you!
Workshops, is a series of virtual workshops that not only bring vibrancy to our event, but also serve to spread expertise with the public and NTU students for a good cause, as well as to promote collaboration. We have workshops ranging from mobile street photography to sign language. Be sure to scroll on to find out what other workshops we have in stored for you!
Last but definitely not the least, AFTH Live! is a livestream fundraising performance to end off the day. The performance will feature our CAC Member Clubs, along with several external performers to show their support for our partner beneficiaries! Other than being just a performance, there will be several interactive activities carried out by our hosts throughout the livestream. There will also be a chance to walkaway with attractive prizes during the live game segments so be sure to keep a lookout!
Heart To Heart Talk with Guest Speaker: Double Cancer Survivor, Mr Ellil Mathiyan
In Singapore, one in four people may develop cancer in their lifetime. Luckily for us, early detection is key to reducing the risks of cancer. In collaboration with Singapore Cancer Society, tune in as our guest speaker shares his experience beating cancer twice!
Ellil is a double cancer survivor. It has been 10 years since his diagnosis and treatment. He now dedicates his time to helping others through Patient Advocacy and social work.
He is a multiple award winner, including the Inspirational Hero Patient Award 2015 (CGH), Inspirational Patient Award 2017 (SGH) Singapore Patient Advocate Award 2018 (TTSH), Singapore Cancer Society Outstanding Volunteer Award 2018.
He is co-founder and current President of the Ostomy Association of Singapore, Co-Chair of the SingHealth Patient Advocacy Network, and has leadership roles in the Colorectal Support Groups in the Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital and the Singapore Cancer Society.
He has been in the Organising Committee for Singapore Cancer Society – TalkMEd Relay For Life from 2017 to 2021, Member of the Global Relay For Life Social Media Team as well as the Regional Lead, Asia-Pacific, Global Relay For Life Heroes of Hope.
Heart To Heart Talk with Guest Speaker: Person-in-recovery from Schizophrenia, Ms Valerie Liu
Join us in a sharing session where you’ll learn more about Resilience and Empathy through one’s journey in recovering from a mental health condition. The session aims to illustrate how harnessing the power of resilience and showing empathy can help us overcome some key challenges in life.
Ms Valerie Liu is an Executive and Peer Support Specialist in the department of Communications, Education and Engagement at the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH). She outreaches actively to members in the community in various settings from schools, to hospitals to grassroots organizations via talks and engagement through booths for the past five years. In the past years, she has delivered talks to undergraduates from institutes of higher learning, members of public in public forums and corporate professionals to educate and promote SAMH services. As a person-in-recovery who is living with schizophrenia, Valerie believes strongly that recovery is possible, and shares her personal recovery story to inspire hope. She is passionate about helping her peers overcome self-stigma, move forward in lives and work towards gainful employment. In her free time, she focuses on her self-care by exercising and spending time with loved ones.
PowerPoint Graphic Design Workshop by NTU CAC Arts From The Heart
Sharing on Sign Language by Club Farrago
Mobile Street Photography Workshop by Oblique Street