BEMA Stands in Solidarity with NUS Undergraduates
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with unprecedented challenges. Singapore has certainly not been spared. The evolving Covid-19 situation has affected many Singaporeans, from individuals who are sole breadwinners losing their jobs to families that are now struggling with basic living expenses.
Several initiatives by the government such as the Temporary Relief Fund and Covid-19 Support Grant were introduced to support and help Singaporeans in this likely protracted economic uncertainty.
It is a time that the whole-of-nation and whole-of-community are rallying together to support one another during this difficult time.
Since early this year, many more in the community have stepped forward to help, be it businesses, charities or individual philanthropists, with donations in cash and in kind, going towards vulnerable groups, frontline workers and students.
To help students who are experiencing financial difficulties during this period, NUS has launched the NUS Students Solidarity Fund to rally the NUS community to raise funds to help financially-disadvantaged undergraduates. Building and Estate Management Alumni (BEMA) has also stepped forward to offer support.
“As one of the university alumni organizations, BEMA will support and stand alongside our undergraduates during this trying time. In our small way, BEMA has donated $10,000 to the NUS Students Solidarity Fund and collectively as a NUS community, we hope that this contribution will go a long way to alleviate the financial difficulties of our undergraduates' families who are affected during this period," shared Dr Teo Ho Pin, President of BEMA.
Submitted by Ms Ong Yen Peng (Design and Environment '02)
- Alumni Group - Building & Estate Management Alumni