Tag Archives: community service

Project Unsung Heroes 2015: showing our gratitude where it counts

Day in and day out, the support staff on our campus work hard to make SMU a clean, comfortable and safe space for us to work and play. This semester, six of the clubs under the Special Interest and Community Service Sodality got together to help the SMU community show our appreciation to our janitors, technicians and security guards. Read all about it here.

#AskASenior: How should I choose an overseas community service project?

An overseas community service project combines two of the hallmarks of the SMU undergraduate experience: social responsibility and global exposure. With so many recruitment drives and info sessions taking place, how does one decide which OCSP to take up? In this post, a Project Pendeza veteran shares some helpful tips.
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“Why must we do 80 hours of community service?”

As a freshman, Manorama viewed SMU's compulsory community service hours with some cynicism. Three years later, she now has an entirely different outlook towards serving the global community, which has taken her to the Philippines and to India. Find out more about Manorama's acts of community service, and how you can support her work with those living in the slums of Nagwa, Varanasi in India.

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning”: volunteering at Assisi Hospice

What's it like to volunteer at a hospice, a place where people spend their final days? While it is commonly assumed that hospices are depressing, our student Margaretha shares that her volunteering journey at Assisi Hospice has had plenty of joys alongside the inevitable sorrows. Read more about why she finds it meaningful to spend time with hospice patients, and to share their final journey.

Community service goes underwater: Project Reef Alert

Project Reef Alert is a unique overseas community service project that combines the members' love of diving with a passion for marine conservation. Read on to find out more about this project: the members' contribution towards conserving Monad Shoal, and the invaluable insights which they gained about the community in which their project operated.

From Everest to community outreach

Through his audacious success in trekking Mount Everest without any money, Siddiq was inspired to work towards effecting positivity among underprivileged youths in Singapore.

Passionate about serving: Why SMU students look forward to giving back

Unlike the archetype of the socially-apathetic millennial, SMU students give back to society by completing a host of community service projects. Read more about why our university's culture of social responsibility has often compelled them to voluntarily put in more than double the compulsory hours.

Paying it forward: Project Sukacita

Project Sukacita is an overseas community service project helmed by those who have received scholarships from the Tanoto Foundation. Pioneered in 2012, this project is an opportunity for Tanoto scholars to give back to society, in concert with the values of their scholarship body.
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