40 beneficiaries from the Muslimin Trust Fund Association (MTFA) were able to get behind the wheels of a sim racing rig and experience the thrills of driving around the Orchard Road Street Circuit on 24 September at *SCAPE at the Hyperdrive (HDC) Festival.
The beneficiaries were selected from the orphanages which come under the care of MTFA.
“HDC and Darul Ihsan Orphanage partnership opens up more opportunities for Darul Ihsan Orphanages’ such as bringing unique motorsport and gaming themed activities to the less privileged Children and Young Persons we support,” said Norazlina Taha, Home Manager of Darul Ihsan Girls Orphanages.
“We hope through this, the communities in this network are more aware and are encouraged to join us in the therapeutic work we do in caring and protecting our residents.
“We aspire to see our residents connected to more enriching initiatives and level-up on their new learned e-sports skills to promote self-empowerment.”
She added that through such partnerships, Darul Ihsan Orphanages’ residents get to increase awareness of the local motorsport and gaming industry, explore new interests, gain new knowledge and have a fun time through this exclusive event.
“This meaningful experience provides them with a rare opportunity to be behind the wheels, enjoy driving simulation, meet motorsport and gaming ambassadors and be positively influenced and we are grateful and privileged for this rich experience that brings good social impact.”
The HDC Festival at *SCAPE is organised by the Legion of Racers with support from the Singapore Tourism Board as part of the Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022.
As part of the partnership, the beneficiaries had opportunities to test the sim racing rig, get behind the electric go-karts and interact with W Series driver Bianca Bustamante.
They also received a $10,000 donation from HDC.
“The HDC Festival aims to connect the community through a series of sim racing, lifestyle and entertainment elements,” said Lim Keong Wee, co-founder of the Legion of Racers.
“We are honoured to have been able to partner with MTFA on this project to benefit 40 beneficiaries, to give them opportunities to experience what it’s like to take the wheel. It is our hope that we will be able to identify future champions through such engagements.”
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