Raffles Institution

Raffles Community Advocates

  • taken by Amelia Chong and Esther Chin for Deck the Walls 2017, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society

    CA is a close knit family of 28, comprising of students from all walks of secondary school CCA life – most of us were active in our service to the community, but have decided to take it one step further by bringing what we learn through service back to the school community. We are a service CCA that seeks to develop our members past merely conducting direct service to speaking up and raising awareness on social causes whilst developing important leadership skills and learning invaluable life lessons.

    In CA, all of us choose a Special Interest Group (SIG), which becomes our little family of individuals passionate about similar causes. In our SIGs, we go for direct service with various volunteer welfare organisations (VWOs), in order to assist the people we are advocating for whilst learning more about them, contributing to better advocacy. Lifeline focuses on advocacy for healthcare issues; Doveswarm is passionate about advocating for migrant workers; and Empty Pocket sees the prevalence of poverty in everyday life and takes steps towards fighting the widening income gap in Singapore.

    If you’d like to spend a part of your JC life challenging yourself beyond typical service opportunities, planning events, projects and speaking up for those not often heard, CA could do just that for you. Bring out that voice inside you and join us in effecting positive change in our school community and society beyond.

    Find out more in A Day in the Life of a Community Advocate.

    Achievements and Highlights

    Hair for Hope

    Doveswarm Student Interest Group (SIG) Advocacy Project


    Lifeline SIG

    Keep Calm Week

    Colour Race @ Gardens by the Bay

    Empty Pocket SIG


    When I Grow Up

    Teachers in charge

    Ms Ruth Ong

    Mr Calvin Tan

    Ms Teo Soo Yee

    Mr Ngan Wei Yeong


    social media

    Speak. Act. Change. - Raffles Community Advocates' blog