SP AND SINGAPORE RED CROSS (SRC) MOU FEATURED IN LIANHE ZAOBAO & FM 95.8

02 Nov 2017

SP and Singapore Red Cross (SRC) signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development and provision of courses in Diploma-Plus Certificate Programme in Humanitarian Affairs and its related programmes.

These courses, offered by the School of Architecture & the Built Environment (ABE), will allow students to understand the operations of the humanitarian aid and relief industry. The course also builds on the knowledge and technical expertise of ABE’s civil engineering lecturers as students will learn to design and build shelters, as well as other engineering development work! 

Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of SP shares that this collaboration fosters students to be global citizens who will lend a helping hand to other countries in need.  Mr Benjamin William, Secretary-General and CEO of SRC, also shared plans to launch a Continuing Education and Training (CET) programme in Humanitarian studies for the public next year.

Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic and Mr Benjamin William, Secretary-General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, signing the MoU
Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic exchanged the MOU with Mr Benjamin William, Secretary-General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross

Lianhe Zaobao, 20 Oct 2017 - SP and Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has collaborated to provide a Diploma-Plus Certificate Programme in Humanitarian Affairs for students who are interested in humanitarian work. Through the programme, students will learn how a relief organization works and be equipped with basic architectural knowledge such as building shelters.  The Diploma-Plus programme is conducted by staff from SRC and the lecturers from School of Architecture & the Built Environment. There are plans to launch a Continuing Education and Training (CET) programme for adult learners next year. Mr Benjamin William, Secretary-General and CEO of SRC commented on the significance of collaborating with SP and hopes that more youth will be involved in humanitarian work in the future. Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of SP commented that this collaboration fosters students to be global citizens who will lend a helping hand to other countries in need.  

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Capital 95.8, 19 Oct 2017 – SP and Singapore Red Cross (SRC) signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development and provision of courses in Humanitarian Studies and its related programmes. These courses will provide students with an understanding of the operations of the humanitarian aid and relief industry. Mr Loo Ching Nong, SP’s course manager for the Diploma-Plus Certificate Programme in Humanitarian Affairs, shared that there is a potential demand for humanitarian-related courses as the number of students signing up for overseas community service trips has increased by almost 60% over the last four years. The course also builds on the knowledge and technical expertise of SP’s civil engineering lecturers as students will learn to design and build shelters, as well as drainage and water supply. The first class has commenced with 30 students. Mr Benjamin William, Secretary-General and CEO of SRC, shared the significance behind the partnership, as well as plans to launch a Continuing Education and Training (CET) programme in Humanitarian studies for the public next year. 

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Singapore Red Cross and Singapore Polytechnic collaborates to launch humanitarian studies course - Capital 95.8, 19 Oct 2017

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