NUS Day of Service 2019

The NUS community turned out in force for the annual NUS Day of Service (DOS) on 7 September. More than 2,000 NUS students, alumni and staff participated in 54 community-initiated projects ranging from animal welfare and the environment, to children and the elderly.

Check out some of the activities that took place in Singapore and overseas here. For a full list of activities, click here.


Champion: NUS Office of Alumni Relations

Staff spent the morning interacting with the elderly through games and karaoke, as well as painting a mural wall and helping to set up a mini garden.

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Champion: Faculty of Science and Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT)

A science show-and-tell session for the public at Science Centre Singapore by students from the Faculty of Science and Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT). This was held in conjunction with “Quantum: The Exhibition”, a 4000-sqft exhibition that opened at Science Centre Singapore in August with support from partners including CQT.

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Champion: University Scholars Programme (USP)

University Scholars Programme (USP) Admin, in collaboration with USP interest group Makan Circles, organised a lunch and prepared welfare packs for the UTown cleaners in appreciation of their service.

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Champion:NUS Business School Global Alumni Network Office

Underprivileged children and families were invited for an outing and free guided tour to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

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Champion: NUS Office of Human Resources

Staff from NUS Office of Human Resources spent an afternoon with clients of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

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Champion: NUS Food Science & Technology Alumni

Volunteers collected 'ugly' but still good-to-consume fruits and vegetables at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre for distribution to needy families and charitable organisations.

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Champion: National University of Singapore Society (NUSS)

Volunteers from NUSS brought the disadvantaged elderly from the Macpherson CC to Giant Supermarket at Suntec City on a groceries shopping trip. Each household was also given $60 for their groceries shopping.

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Champion: NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Bangladesh Alumni Chapter

To date, more than 160 people have died of dengue in Dhaka and mosquitoes are the main bearer of this disease. Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation has requested all citizens of Dhaka to come forward to clean the city and destroy the breeding grounds of mosquitoes.Volunteers helped to fumigate the Hathirjheel Lake ares (which has been identified as one of the breeding areas); as well as help to clear the waste near the lake area with help of City Corporation cleaning staff.

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Champion: NUS Students' Science Club

Student volunteers and migrant workers went on an excursion to Gardens By The Bay, to bond with and understand each other better through fun activities and friendly interactions.

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Champion: Ms Velda Wong (Arts and Social Sciences '18)

Participants, including NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) Professor Chen Tsuhan and NUS Alumni Advisory Board member Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (Science '98) learnt how to make coffee from the cafe's differently-abled baristas

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Champion: NUS Overseas Colleges Alumni

Co-organised by NUS Overseas Colleges Alumni, Bold At Work and Loving Hearts, volunteers interacted with the seniors over lunch.

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Champion: Environmental Biology Interest Group, Life Sciences Society

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye (Science ’85), NUS Alumni Relations Director Mr Bernard Toh (Architecture '84) and volunteers kicked-off the day at the Sungei Pandan mangrove for a cleanup, and collected 59 garbage bags of trash weighing 214 kilogrammes.

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Champion: Mr Donald Koh (Design and Environment '08)

In collaboration with the Social & Leisure Club of the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Moon Fest brought to life stories, facts and traditions regarding the Moon to autistic youths through storytelling, music, dance and mooncake-making.

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Champion: Ridge View Residential College

The 81-ha Chestnut Nature Park is the largest nature park in Singapore and an important green buffer for the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) is part of Friend of Chestnut Nature Park and volunteers planted trees to restore the forest habitat.

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Champion: NUS Students' Union (NUSSU)

Volunteers from NUSSU went on kayaks to help to clean up litters in the waters and by the shore. This event also increased volunteers' awareness and understanding of the importance of marine life and nature conservation.

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Champion: NUS Alumni Sing-Along

Alumni treated the residents to a dim sum breakfast, and entertained and engaged them with popular sing-along songs.

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Champion: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Mandarin Alumni

Volunteers spent time with migrant workers to learn more about them, and introduced them to calligraphy session as well as played basketball and football with them.

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Champion: NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA)
Mr Chua Hung Meng (Business '81), Vice President of NUSBSA

NUS Business School Alumni Association Board of Directors and alumni, in support of Touch Community Services Meals-On-Wheels program, packed and distributed food packages to the needy families.

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Champion: King Edward VII (KEVII) Hall

Students helped to clean homes, courtyards and gardens at Kampung Durian on Pulau Ubin.

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Champion: University Campus Infrastructure (UCI)

Volunteers spent time with elderly from SilverACE during their visit to NUS campus for fun-filled activities and workshops.

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Champion: NUS Master of Science (Environmental Management) (MEM) Alumni

The group visited Singapore’s only landfill and learned more about waste reduction, and went to Labrador Park to pick up trash.

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Champion: Mr Srivatsan Sudarshan

Volunteers helped out at the kitchen which operates daily to provide daily meals to over 5,000 beneficiaries. Activities included preparation of ingredients, packing of lunch boxes, cleaning and washing, and general help.

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Champion: Tembusu College

NUS Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua (Engineering ’85) and DOS Chairman Mr Jeremy Ee (Engineering '05) joined volunteers from Tembusu College to prepare food for distribution to needy families.

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