NUS students spend a significant amount of their time on campus, so much so that the University often feels like a “second” home where their studies and play have become intertwined. In this second home, how often does the community stop and appreciate the cleaners who are seen pushing their cleaning carts? Do they recognise these everyday heroes’ weariness and sacrifices?
With this in mind, a team of Engineering students went behind-the-scenes to find out more about these heroes whose deeds often go unsung. These stories, with the running theme "Behind the Uniform", are inspired by NUS cleaners. Collectively, their project “CleaNUS” hopes to honour this “invisible” community by sharing their stories.
Whenever it rains, the staircases and corridors in NUS get very slippery and Ah Choon, an NUS cleaner, is afraid that students might slip if she fails to do her job properly. In order to make the place safe, she diligently puts up warning signs to ensure the safety of students.