On the 28th of August 2016, PBG held its annual Cohesion, our first major event to kick-start the academic year! This year, PBG has 198 members over the various 8 projects! Traditionally, Cohesion has always been regarded as an invaluable opportunity for members of the project to interact with each other and get to know each other better. Cohesion, as always, a fun-filled day with meaningful and thought-engaging activities.
The day begun with the introduction of the PBG EXCO Team and a warm-welcome from our president, Hairul Siddeeq. This followed on with some intra-project activities, where the PBG members got the opportunity to bond with their Project Directors and learn the essence of the various projects.
The afternoon was followed with a talk from Fortis Law about the evolving pro-bono landscape in Singapore. In this talk, the members were introduced to the idea of ‘low-bono’ and how sometimes a little help goes a long way. To finish off the day, our members participated in various different games, each one symbolising a beneficiary that PBG works with. From these various stations, the students learned the difficulties and challenges that many of these individuals have to overcome on a daily basis – elderly, migrant worker, domestic worker, disabled and youth.
We hope that everyone who attended the Cohesion was provided with a deeper understanding of the importance of Pro Bono and the vast impact in has in our community. We welcome all our new members into Pro Bono Group this year and hope they have a fulfilling and meaningful experience in the projects.