Local simracing start-up The Legion of Racers partnered with The Rice Company Limited (TRCL) to provide Racing Simulation Online Classes for the underprivileged children during the circuit breaker period before the holidays kicked in.
The programme was part of TRCL’s #ENGAGE initiative which provides vulnerable children and youth during the Covid -19 Circuit Breaker with online arts programmes and also with daily sustenance.
Some of these vulnerable students had been heading to school these past weeks before the holidays kicked in as they might not have the necessary digital resources at home, or they might require regular face-to-face support.
In this programme, the LOR received over 20 student sign-ups from two secondary schools – Juying Secondary School and Peicai Secondary School – and provided their racing simulators at their school’s computer labs.
The LOR was also granted time limited exemption for business to assist in this initiative. LOR’s simracing athletes Jason Tay and Jaden Low assisted the TRCL in the initiative during both activation days.
Said LOR co-founder Lim Keong Wee, “It was an honour for us to be part of the #Engage programme in partnership with The Rice Company Limited to provide community service to the under-resourced.
“The LOR was set up to engage the wider community through e-sports and simracing and we will continue to support similar projects which benefit the public.”
Please visit the The Rice Company’s webpage to support this initiative.
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