For the love of animals: How these teenagers raised thousands of dollars for a cause


“A GENERATION OF ADVOCATES”

The Bukit Panjang Government High School students are among SPCA’s 500 youth volunteers and fundraisers. These youths are aged between six and 24 years old, ranging from preschool to university students, said the organisation’s executive director Aarthi Sankar.

Students from nearly 60 schools conducted fundraisers in support of the SPCA in the last year or so, she added.

Each year, more than S$10,000 is raised by youths, with most of it going towards the SPCA’s general operating costs, Ms Aarthi noted.

Some also choose to fundraise for specific areas such as upgrades to SPCA’s dog run and shelter. 

“By involving youths in our programmes and fundraising activities, the SPCA aims to nurture a generation of advocates for animal welfare. 

“These youths also serve as ambassadors who can raise awareness about animal abuse and the importance of treating animals with respect,” said Ms Aarthi.

“They have the potential to influence the attitudes and behaviours of their peers, creating a ripple effect that extends the reach of SPCA, helping us create a compassionate society where all animals are treated with respect.” 



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