Project Arts 360 (PA360) was founded in 2012 by Crystal Koo
, then a Year 12 student at Garden International School
. The project is a 100 percent student-led community service project that aims to encourage the appreciation of arts and sports among underprivileged children. The project was ran by a collective Central Team of Year 12 students on the principle of wanting to expand the reach of arts and sports to a wider community. PA360 and its Central Team is also supported by a Board of Directors consisting of members of the founding PA360 team.
“The aim of this project is that we want to spread the love and appreciation of arts and sports among children, primarily focusing on underprivileged children,” says Crystal Koo, Founder and Director of Operations of Project Arts 360. In addition to the weekly sessions of activities for these underprivileged children, Project Arts 360 also organizes special events, such as the recent football and basketball tournament between the children and the volunteers during the summer break of 2013, a visit to Aquaria KLCC, and an arts themed Amazing Race. Spreading the spirit of cooperation and friendship even further, Kasumi Higewake
, a PA360 volunteer, celebrated her 16th birthday by having her friends buy presents for the 40 children of Lighthouse Children’s Welfare Home