Launched in 2016, the NUS Day of Service is a day when the whole NUS family comes together to give back to the community through action and service. The community activities are organised by alumni, students and staff in partnership with various voluntary and welfare organisations in Singapore and overseas.
This year, four of LKYSPP alumni chapters organised various projects worldwide, to give back to their communities.
LKYSPP Myanmar Chapter alumni and other NUS alumni visited the See Sar Yeik Old Age Care Center premises in Yangon to provide emotional support to elderly at the Center. They also made a charitable donation to the elderly home. This activity was championed by Mr. Win Bo, NUS Alumni Yangon Ambassador.
Thailand Chapter alumni visited an orphanage “Phayathai Babies’ Home” located in the Nonthaburi province. They presented a donation to the children of the orphanage that consisted of useful home supplies, food for babies and toddlers, as well as clothes for the children of the Babies home. They also made a cash donation to the Babies home for the needs of the orphanage. Around 150 babies from the orphanage will benefit from the donation. This activity was championed by Ms. Margarita Cherkasova (MPP 2016), President of LKYSPP Alumni Thailand Chapter.
Sri Lanka Chapter
Sri Lanka Chapter alumni donated essential item packs to 180 children under age of 12 who undergo treatment at the children’s ward of the main cancer hospital in the country. The activity was championed by Mr. Naveen Gunaratne (MPP 2015), President of LKYSPP Alumni Sri Lanka Chapter.
Singapore based alumni and current LKYSPP students went out in force to the Concern & Care Society where they joined over 50 elderly residents in their morning exercise and distributed grocery bags with food, drinks and other essential items. Over 60 students and alumni participated as volunteers, including nearly 30 MPAM students. The activity was championed by William Chung (MPAM 2016).