Origin of the name ‘Operation Orion’
The story of Orion revolves around 2 main characters, Orion and Taurus. Orion and Taurus are 2 star constellations which can be seen to appear side by side in the night sky. According to the interpretation of astronomers, Orion symbolizes a hunter who fights courageously against a charging bull, Taurus.
Our operation was named after Orion in the hope that we, as a team will stand up courageously without fear, against all adversities we are going to face during the organization of the operation. Having named our project Operation Orion, we hoped to instill in every member of our team, the true spirit of Operation Orion, that is, “never to shun and run away from any difficulties that come our way”.
The objective of this project is to enable students to broaden their horizons by providing them an insight into the life and cultures of our neighbours through Community Involvement Projects. The project has obtained endorsement from Department of Civil Engineering of NUS.
CE Club, together with the University, look forward to complete the education of our future young leaders and to cultivate and improve cultural understanding between Singapore and the host country.
The logo is made of “O, C, and S” which stands for Overseas Community Service. At the same time, the logo takes the form of 2 people embracing, symbolizing the fostering of friendship and good will spirit among Singaporean youths and their counterparts.
Aspire, Perspire, Inspire
Operation Orion 2000 was a huge success as it touched the lives of the people in Yangon, Myanmar. The completion of 7 houses and a playground bring smiles to the locals and foster the ties between the 2 countries.
Every year, Operation Orion hopes to carry on the burning enthusiasm of our pioneers and bring smiles and happiness to the locals of our neighbouring countries. We Aspire to emulate them and bring smiles to our neighbours.
Needless to say, we will leave the comforts of our homes and Perspire for a good cause. We hope that through our efforts and perspiration, we will be able to improve the working and living conditions of the locals.
We also hope that the continued success of Operation Orion will Inspire Singapore youths to take up such meaningful community services and lend a hand to people who needs our help.
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