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Uplifting stories and acts of kindness during this pandemic



2 June 2021

India’s COVID-19 crisis prompts GSS response

Graduate student Rishika Madan survived COVID-19 twice. She unites NUS GSS to start “Mission India”.

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11 September 2020

Giving our guests the NUS experience

Student-volunteers from 11 groups led a total of 37 online programmes in e-lessons, contests, entertainment as well as exercise workouts. Watch interview.

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22 July 2020

Conveying Heart Through Actions

CAPT students put their "Heart" to create a homely and exciting environment for the guest students at the Community Recovery Facility at NUS.

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15 June 2020

Welfare for workers

Some of the guest students arrived at the CRF@NUS without sufficient clothing, and they had to live with only a few sets of clothing during their stay. Find out how volunteers teamed up to deliver 2,000 t-shirts to our migrant friends.
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8 June 2020

Going further together

In times where changes are fast moving, a group of students stepped forward to show how they are choosing to go far as a community.
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24 May 2020

A special Hari Raya and Syawal to remember

As Muslims were unable to visit the mosques to donate directly to mosques during the month of Ramadan, NUSMS launched a Circuit Breaker donation exercise Bling for a Dollar on Instagram.
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22 May 2020

teamNUS athletes produced 8 YouTube Workouts for guest students @ NUS

A group of student-athletes produced workout videos for our foreign worker friends who are recuperating at the PGPR Community Recovery Facility.
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18 May 2020

Migrant workers recovering at NUS can take 'classes'

Learning to plan their finances, avoid being scammed and mental health management- these are "classes" migrant workers recovering from Covid-19 will be taking after they move into NUS from this week.
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18 May 2020

NUS Students Volunteer as Translators for Foreign Workers

A team of 40 to 50 volunteers - mainly international students - are helping to address translation needs, typically for migrant workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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13 May 2020

Surviving COVID-19: Case 665, Brenda Lim

A video interview with NUS Swimming and NUS Water Polo sportswoman, Brenda Lim  who was infected with the coronavirus and put on isolation for 18 days. 
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8 May 2020

We’ll Meet Again: NUS Naach pays virtual dance tribute on International Dance Day

NUS Naach keeps the rhythm going on 29 April for International Dance Day by staying safe while busting dance moves at home. 

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23 Apr 2020

"Ink Up" to Lift Up

Project Ink Up is a student-initiated fundraising project, aimed at supporting migrant workers in Singapore who have been struggling with their livelihood due to the COVID-19 situation.

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22 Apr 2020

His Story: In Times Like This

Jason Lee, a Year Three Sociology student and aspiring filmmaker produced The Viewing, a comedy short film about a paranoid Singaporean who prepares overboard when she has unexpected visitors during this period of uncertainty.

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21 Apr 2020

40 more days

Students from NUS translated some messages which doctors on the ground needed to communicate to workers in five languages – Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Myanmar, and Chinese. Their voices reached 25,000 workers in dormitories.   

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9 Apr 2020

NUS x #BYOBclean: Together We Unite

Over nine days, from 28 March to 5 April 2020, 289 students from various student organisations joined Temasek Foundation at Westgate mall for the distribution of free hand sanitisers to Singapore households.  

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7 Apr 2020

A Tribute to our Healthcare Heroes

KEVII Hall's CCA groups AcaKE, KE Ensemble, Xinyao, KE Band and KE Motion sang “Me & My Broken Heart” by Rixton as a tribute to healthcare heroes.  

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29 Mar 2020

So Dawn Goes to Day - Part 2 

It was slightly after 1am on a Monday when Prof Chee Yeow Meng, Associate Vice President (Innovation and Enterprise) and Director of the NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme, received a message from Associate Director Harpreet Singh, Programme Director for NOC Toronto in Canada. “Prof, Emirates just announced that it is suspending all flights in 48 hours. Our students in Toronto will be stuck!”

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