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Civil Defence Lionhearters Club

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Deployment in Overseas Humanitarian Missions

Apart from the local arena, CD Lionhearters are also given opportunities overseas to volunteer their services in an area where their knowledge, skills and experience are valued.  Since the club’s inception, SCDF has collaborated with Mercy Relief (MR), a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to enable the CD Lionhearters to undertake overseas humanitarian relief missions such as distributing of relief food and water supplies in the aftermath of a disaster or rebuilding projects such as rebuilding of schools and drainage systems respectively.

Both SP - CD Lionhearters and ITE College East - CD Lionhearters have been on a few missions since their respective clubs was formed.

 

Overseas Humanitarian Relief Missions

A team of 6 SP - CD Lionhearters and one SP lecturer was deployed to MR's Overseas Humanitarian Mission during the Padang Earthquake, Medan, Indonesia from 13 to 15 Oct 2009.  During the 3-day Mission, the team was involved in relief food and water aid distribution to the local villagers. 

Following this maiden Mission deployment of the CD Lionhearters to Padang, Indonesia, a team of 4 SP - CD Lionhearters and one lecturer together with MR staff were deployed for a five-day Overseas Humanitarian Relief Mission from 12 to 17 May 2011 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.  During their five-day Overseas Humanitarian Relief Mission deployment at Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, the 4 SP - CD Lionhearters assisted with the packing of relief aid items at Otsuchi Supply Depot and distributed relief aid items like food and milk supplies to the local residents in Otsuchi town, Morioka City

In addition, they were also involved in the launch of Mercy Relief's Children Nutrition Programme for seven Elementary Schools at Kiri Kiri Elementary School.  MR also arranged for the team of SP- CD Lionhearters to visit the local Relief Centre which housed approximately 50 households to interact with the local residents affected by the disaster.  They were also given the opportunity to visit ground zero where they saw the devastation caused by the disaster.

The CD Lionhearters were also given the opportunity to interact and share their experiences with Mr K Shanmugam, Minister (Home Affairs and Law), seminar participants and local media during the Natural Disasters and Humanity Seminar 2011 organised by MR on 21 May 2011.

 

Overseas Humanitarian Relief Rebuilding Projects

45 SP-CD Lionhearters were deployed to two of MR’s Overseas Humanitarian Relief Rebuilding Projects in Hamparan Perak, Medan, Indonesia and Shanxi Province, China in April and Sep 2010 respectively.  They were involved in activities such as bridge construction, school renovation, shelter construction for the elderly and conducting public education on hygiene for the villagers.

20 CD Lionhearters from ITE College East were involved in an Overseas Humanitarian Relief Rebuilding Project in volcanic-hit disaster area in Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 7 to 16 December 2011. Through this project, SCDF and MR partnered the team of ITE East - CD Lionhearters to conduct disaster evacuation drills including fire fighting, first-aid and personal hygiene lessons for the local villagers.

20 CD Lionhearters from ITE College East were involved in an Overseas Humanitarian Relief Rebuilding Project in Pariaman, Padang, City, Indonesia, from 12 to 20 September 2012. Through this project, SCDF and MR partnered the team of ITE East CD Lionhearters to conduct disaster evacuation drills including fire fighting, first-aid and personal hygiene lessons for the local villagers. In addition, the CD Lionhearters worked on a water piping project for the villagers.

20 CD Lionhearters from ITE College West were involved in an Overseas Humanitarian Relief Rebuilding Project in Quezon, Manila City, Philippines, from 12 to 25 September 2012. Through this project, SCDF and MR partnered the team of ITE West CD Lionhearters to conduct disaster evacuation drills including fire fighting, first-aid and personal hygiene lessons for the local villagers.

SCDF will continue to leverage on MR’s extensive Overseas Humanitarian Rebuilding Project network to involve more CD Lionhearters in Overseas Humanitarian Relief Rebuilding Projects.

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