Project Spin, is by a group of SMU students, who went to GK Silver Heights Village for an immersion trip.
Students of Project Spin went to build houses for GK Silver Heights, and help to conduct activities for the children in the village. Throughout the trip, the students were enjoying their stay in the villages, they were touched by the generosity of their hosts, and the positive attitude the villagers. The students went there with an aim of trying to help and give the villagers, but they never expected that they will end up receiving so much more.
“GK Silver heights has created many unforgettable memories during my first ever overseas community service project. All the people there gave us more than what we aim to give to them.” Eileen, a member of Project Spin, reflects. “Although the living conditions was bad, they never fail to show is the strength of their community. A rare sight which can never be seen in a urban area like Singapore.”
“I went to GK Silver Heights with the initial impression that we would help make a change in their lives, but after the trip I realised that it was quite the contrary: the residents were the ones who changed our lives with their love, warmth and laughter" reflects Woody, a member of Project Spin
"They also taught me to be a better human being by putting others above yourself and also opened new perspectives towards people of different walks of life. This trip was definitely an eye opener for me.”
Project’s Spin leader, Wei Li, reflects on his experiences and shares his story with us:
Leading a team to GK Silver heights would forever be one of my most meaningful and unforgettable memory in my life; a journey that I wish would never end. Up till today, I still remember vividly the first time I stepped into GK Silver Heights during my recce. We were welcomed with such open arms by Tito Bart and his wife that I could instantly feel like I was part of their family. Despite the language barrier, I could truly feel their enthusiasm and warmth; they even went the extra mile of preparing lunch for us even though it was not part of the plan.
After months of anticipation, I once again re-entered GK Silver Heights with much excitement and optimism, hoping to really make an impact there. During my stay, everyday was filled with such happiness and laughter. The community went to great lengths to make sure we were safe and comfortable and I want to deeply thank them for this. Upon leaving GK Silver heights, I realized that it was the community there that really impacted my life rather than the other way round. They have taught me humility and the importance of trust.
As I hand the reins over to a new batch of leaders, I really hope that they would be able to achieve the goals I have failed to do so. Most importantly, I really hoped that the new team would truly understand what a special community Silver heights is. It is my greatest regret that I could not accomplish all the goals I set out to achieve but given the chance and the right timing, I would not hesitate on returning back to Silver heights. A community that has captured my heart.