Student Community Contributions
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) Student Committee
Horseshoe Crab Rescue with Nature Society (Singapore)
BES students helped to monitor the horseshoe crabs at the Mandai mudflats to ensure that they stay around for many generations to come.
Computer Based Learning Centre (CBLC) Society
Community Involvement Programme
CBLC organises a whole range of CIP programmes through the years, each being different from the other, from providing car washing services to organising self-help sessions for ex-convicts.
Chemical Sciences Society (CSS)
MARCHallers (SVC Event)
A half day event in collaboration with Science Volunteers’ Corps to spark primary school children’s interest in science.
Life Sciences Society (LSS)
The LSS Project DNA department seeks to promote volunteerism in the Life Sciences whilst building community and forging bonds between participants. With multiple projects a year, Project DNA works closely with grassroots and charity organisations to benefit the larger society.
Riding for the Disabled
Project DNA engaged in a unique equine volunteering experience with Riding with the Disabled Association (RDA). The RDA is a charity organisation that provides free riding therapy sessions for both mentally and/or physically disabled beneficiaries. Project DNA members participated in stable maintenance activities such as de-linting the horses’ saddle blanket, ploughing the soil at the horse-riding arena as well as assisted in administration work. These actions assisted RDA’s regular horse-riding therapy sessions for the disabled. Despite the physical work under the sweltering weather, it was a fulfilling and memorable experience.
These service-learning projects aid in the personal development of participants through experiential learning, and ultimately creating social citizenship in each participant. In 2018, the PA committee worked with Thai Youth Community Foundation in aiding the rural communities in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Young children in this region lack access to clean drinking water in schools. The PA committee helped to improve the access to clean drinking water in these schools through the installation of water filtration systems.