Dr. Kenson Kwok, founding director of the Asian Civilisations Museum, (left) accepts a donation from Philip Lee, Chief Executive Officer for JPMorgan in Singapore, at the 2007 Singapore JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge.
Record crowd at Singapore to provide
benefit for ImaginAsia at ACM
SINGAPORE, April 10, 2008 – A record crowd at the fifth annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Singapore will help benefit ImaginAsia, a start-up program of the Asian Civilisations Museum designed to provide a fun, educational and confidence-inspiring day out for at-risk children.
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) has been the primary beneficiary of the Corporate Challenge since 2004, and each year ACM collaborates with JPMorgan in designing a special program to receive the funds.
ImaginAsia will feature specially-scripted tours of the Museum for children from low-income families, single-parent homes, and children who have been orphaned or have no legal guardians. The tours will be led by professional actors and will be highly interactive and filled with elements of drama. The tours will be designed to instill greater confidence and self-esteem for the children.
After the tours, ImaginAsia will feature a drama/art workshop that will allow for the children to participate in a short drama piece and also work on crafts such as painted masks or puppets. The children will get a sense of achievement by keeping their self-made souvenirs.
The popularity of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Singapore keeps surging. Race organizers have announced that course capacity has been expanded to accommodate up to 14,000 runners and walkers at the fifth annual event on April 23. Registration remains open through Tuesday, April 15. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 6377 5360 if you need registration or general support.