Everyone can tap to the rhythm of music. This was how SMOU was inspired to engage the visually impaired in a lesson on the cajon.
With the support from the NTUC’s U Care Caring Sharing Reaching out (U Care CSR) grant, SMOU organised a cajon workshop for the beneficiaries of White Cane Club. Held on 14 September, SMOU hosted 17 visually impaired members and three helpers from White Cane Club, to lunch at the Lighthouse Bistro followed by a lesson on how to play the cajon at the Mariners’ Lounge.
The high-energy and exciting cajon class helped participants to synergise with each other each strike on the cajon. The beneficiaries had fun creating their own rhythm to familiar tunes and pop songs.
“It was a very enriching and gratifying experience. It was so wonderful to be able to befriend them and share the day with them. I would certainly want to do it again. Thank you SMOU for the experience. ”
– Mr Edward Sebastian John
“A well organised and heart-warming session. I am thankful to SMOU and all members for the opportunity to participate in such acts of kindness that is truly rewarding. Looking forward to volunteer with the SMOU team again! ”
– Ms Tan Bee Hong