'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt'- it is the slogan that the team kept on mentioning even two days after we arrived back from our activity session with Special Olympics Singapore athletes. Special Olympics Singapore is a voluntary organization that provides sports training to children with intellectual disabilities. we (Procter & Gamble Asia Consumer Marketing Knowledge team) spent two hours with the children and volunteers there, and it was such a precious experience to each of us!
Though I’m from China, a country famous for the Olympics, I had little idea about Special Olympics. Thus when I saw the agenda about this event, I thought it was just a special arrangement by our lovely P&G HR manager – Danelle, and it would be an internal sports competition – hence why it is called Special Olympics. I even practiced badminton during the weekend, as my eight year old daughter Jiajia told me “Mom, you must WIN, as you represent China.” To be honest, it was not a positive motivation for me as I’m not good at sport. But I did not expect this trip to totally reframe what ‘WIN’ meant to me.