TheSaturdayMovement is a volunteer group comprising volunteers who are proactively reaching out to befriend the elderly primarily in one room rental flats.
The initiative currently supports about 110 households in the area and some of the volunteers provide free tuition services for about 35 children (under 12 years) living in that estate. We are strictly non profit and all the volunteers are doing it with a willing and joyful heart.
Inspired by the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom, which is about a successful sports columnist who spends 14 Tuesdays visiting Morrie Schwartz, his dying 78-year old Sociology professor, the story centers around the meaningful conversations that they have. Albom brings the gift of companionship and food to Morrie as a symbolic affirmation of life and health before Morrie takes his final journey in life. In the same spirit of giving, the group coined the name Saturdays @ Lengkok Bahru.