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The thought of giving up one’s weekend might seem unbearable to some, but for Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) staff and students at the School of Chemical & life Sciences (CLS), it is time well-spent to give back to the community.


Last Saturday, students enrolled in the Diploma of Nutrition, Health and Wellness (DNHW) course conducted a series of free health screenings, talks and cooking demonstrations for the elderly residents of the Ulu Pandan constituency. This was during the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SP and the Ulu Pandan Active Ageing Committee for DNHW students to continue organising and planning programmes on healthy living for Ulu Pandan residents.



On the same day, residents from Tanjong Pagar GRC also benefitted from “Project Eye”, an event organised by the Tanjong Pagar Community Club Youth Executive Committee where third-year Diploma of Optometry (DOPT) students conducted free eye examinations under the supervision of their lecturers. The community service programme is a permanent fixture in the curriculum of DOPT.


“These are lessons that can’t be taught in the classroom.” says Ms Toh Hui Kheng, Course Manager of DNHW. “Service-learning programmes such as these involve our students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community. Having them plan, organise and implement the health screenings and activities not only gives them an authentic learning experience, it also enables them to serve with a caring heart.”

It’s a sentiment shared not only by staff, but also students. Eunice Chu, a third-year student at DOPT notes, “The most rewarding aspect is being able to use what we have learnt to help people. It makes us feel that the three years spent in DOPT was worthwhile as we didn’t just spend it studying, but we were also acquiring skills and knowledge to become optometrists who can play a role in saving people’s vision.”

This article is taken from SP buzz.


A common vision of helping the needy

SP Optometry students are involved in the SPECtacular Experience to provide eye screening services for the needy.

Gift of Sight 2015

SP Optometry students embarked on overseas community service projects to Myanmar and Indonesia.

PAy It Forward

Nutrition, Health & Wellness students shared healthy eating tips with residents from the Jalan Besar GRC.

CLS students go [email protected]

CLS students volunteered at the PETSCarenival organised by Kim Seng Community Centre.

Free eye checks and discount on spectacles for cabbies

SP Optometry Centre is one of the organisers for the Taxi Drivers Eye Care Ambassador Programme.

Gift of Sight 2014

SP Optometry students embarked on overseas community services project to Surabaya, Indonesia.

CLS Go Serve

CLS management and office admin staff volunteered in Teaching Block 11A Toilet Clean-up exercise.