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