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Runninghour Co-operative Ltd

Main Line No: 9050 5398
Contact Name: Anna (Admin)
Contact Name: John Seetoh (Chairman)
Contact No: 8188 2819
Description:

About Us ...

To be a world class model of integrating people with special needs through sports.


Motto “RUN TO BOND, RUN SO OTHERS CAN!”

BACKGROUND

Runninghour has been supported by Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) as a Healthy Lifestyle Club (HLC). The inclusive running club was formed since 18th of April 2009 by a group of fitness enthusiasts. They act as buddy runners to special members who are mildly intellectually challenged every Saturday morning. The members are mainly students and ex-students from APSN (Association for People with Special Needs) and CFA (Center for Adults).

PURPOSE

By and large the avenues for persons with special needs who are mildly intellectually challenged with IQ below 70 (the ordinary IQ level is above 100), to integrate into mainstream is very limited. We recognised that with limited resources, we need to be focus in our effort and approach in order to ensure that interest of persons with special needs as well as buddy runners are sustained and our objectives are achievable.

KEY OBJECTIVES

Promote and provide support to persons with special needs in physical recreation i.e. mainly running. Provide opportunities for persons with special needs to interact with their peers, ordinary youth and adults to build bonds and enlarge their social networks.

KEY FOCUS

Promote and nurture independence in participation in mainstream activities. Thus, we are only targeting at persons who are mildly intellectually challenged.
Recruiting members who enjoys physical activities and in particularly running. This will ensure sustainability and win-win for both special members and volunteers.

Runninghour 2015: Run So Others Can is an inaugural national event that aims to use mainstream sports as a platform to promote integration and nurture an inclusive Singapore. Runninghour 2015 will be the first and only race in Singapore where participants run alongside over 200 visually, intellectually and physically-challenged runners.

The Run will be a rallying call for Singaporeans to come together and show their support towards integrating people with special needs.

Core Areas of Business/Services & Products:

Runninghour is a sports co-operative that promotes integration of people with special needs (PWSN) through running. Our services include event management and educational workshops

We want to offer...

1) Programmes to Special Schools for students who are intellectually, physically or visually-challenged to try out our Induction Sessions with them
2) Event organisation and management of large scale mass event to promote awareness towards PWSN

We are looking for...

Volunteers to act as walking or running guides

Industries we want to collaborate with:

Events, services, retail and education

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