Singaporean students leave mark in 3 Iloilo towns-A A +A
Thursday, May 17, 2012
FIFTY-NINE Singaporean students who are part of the Youth Expedition Project/Overseas Community Service (YEP/OCS) in three Iloilo towns have completed their projects and are about to return to their country and report their experiences.
They visited Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Thursday (May 17) to personally thank the latter’s support during their entire stay to the province.
YEP/OCS is a worldwide Singapore Youth Project of the Office of the President of Singapore through the Singapore National Youth Council (NYC) channeled through Singapore-based NGOs or educational institutions.
The municipality of Concepcion, then under the administration of Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, became the first beneficiary of the project in 2003.
This year the students were deployed in the municipalities of Concepcion, Batad and Anilao.
In Concepcion, the students helped in the completion of the Sangguniang Kabataan Center and engaged in Information Technology (IT) teaching and mangrove planting.
In Batad, the students’ projects include: extension of children’s playground, furnishing of Women’s Crisis Center, mangrove planting, IT teaching and corn husk handicraft making.
In Anilao, the students worked on the construction of water system in Barangay Balunos and also engaged in IT teaching and mangrove planting.
Another batch composed of 35 students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will arrive in July this year to work on various projects in Ajuy.
YEP/OCS is being supported by the Singaporean International Foundation, Singapore Polytechnic, Mercy Relief, Singapore Management University and NTU. (PR)