Poly students lend a hand through overseas projects

20 May 2019

Article featured SP’s Learning Express (LeX) programme which brings together students and their peers from overseas educational institutions, to design solutions for problems in developing countries. More than 5,000 students have gone on these trips since the programme started in 2013. Under LeX, Diploma in Business Administration graduate Sieng Chun Hon and three coursemates helped a village in Vietnam to turn their excess cow milk into artisan soap. The artisan soap business has more than 20 clients and has since clinched deals with organisations such as property company Mapletree, which purchased soap bars as door gifts at a property launch in Vietnam. Another group of students led by Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management student Joan Charlotte Tng, helped a village in the Philippines to solve their problem of excess tomatoes by turning it into tomato jam. After a year of research and development and five prototypes, they came up with a product called Binhi Tomato Jam that tastes slightly like Indian chutney. Both graduates shared how the LeX programme has allowed them to pick up new skills and knowledge beyond their diploma. COMMS Note: This is part of our Graduation 2019 stories.

[The Straits Times]

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