The Best of You movement invites Singaporeans to reflect upon the people and
experiences that bring out the best in them
The Best of You movement grows into its own with overwhelming support from schools and local communities. Wrapping up The Best of You Mini Exhibition at The Star Vista, the movement next travels to ITE College Central to bring the movement closer to people’s hearts, by allowing them to engage with the stories physically.
At The Best of You Mini Exhibition at The Star Vista held last week, visitors were able to view a showcase of selected real life stories collected through the movement. Members of the public also participated in The Best of You Dice Game to answer questions from hosts, about the people who bring out the best in them.
Artist Kllylmrck led visitors in arm knitting workshops, where participants
knitted a scarf for a loved one or someone they wished to show their appreciation to. The participants also penned postcard messages reflecting their thoughts after attending the workshop.
Through outreach programmes with local educational institutions involving drama productions and campus exhibitions, the movement has so far received over 1,300 stories from both students and teachers. Together with over 220 submissions collected from visitors at the Mini Exhibition at VivoCity earlier this June, and at The Star Vista, a Postcard Story Wall with curated stories has been put together for public viewing.
The handwritten stories vary from simple ‘thank you’ messages to heart-warming and touching stories. Phyllis, from Serangoon Secondary School, thanks cleaners at her school whose dedication in their job, allows for the children to study in a conducive environment. An anonymous writer tugs at heartstrings, sharing her story of the loss of her mother. “Even in her last moments, outside the surgery room, she asked if I had eaten my dinner,” the writer pens.
Allowing for everyday folks to read and reflect upon the people and experiences in their lives, The Best of You movement connects the furthest of strangers through relatable stories and reminders of the things and people taken for granted.
The Best of You 2015
The Best of You movement expands its community outreach this year and continues to remind people to take time to reflect and find comfort in their personal accomplishments and milestones, whether extraordinary or typical.
The unveiling of The Best of You Mini Exhibition at ITE College Central this week is the continuation of many activities to engage the community, and a platform for the students and staff in ITE to reaffirm their beliefs, dreams, and for them to inspire others to share their stories. Every day at 12.15pm throughout the exhibition, fatherson busking duo Qute will perform live. Visually impaired, Mas does not let that faze him in his busking career, and is reassured by the partnership of his son, Nizar, who joins his father every evening at Tampines MRT station to perform together.
Activities lined up for the year include collaborations with local schools through Drama Productions and Mini Exhibitions, and eventually culminate at a public Finale Exhibition in October, paying tribute to the stories shared with the movement. For more information on the list of activities, refer to appendix below.
The Best of You Mini Exhibition at ITE College Central is open to members of the public from now until Friday, 21 August 2015, from 9am to 6pm, except on Friday from 9am to 3pm. Admission is complimentary.