$10 million donated to NUS for Train SG group mentorship programme


SINGAPORE – About 1,240 principal and secondary university students from low-profits households will get more help in tutoring and mentorship from National College of Singapore (NUS) students next a $10 million donation.

Train Singapore (Teach SG), a local community programme wherever much more than 700 NUS university student mentors do the job with neighborhood partners to give tutoring and mentoring, was officially launched at the College Cultural Centre on Saturday (April 16).

The donation arrived from genuine estate corporation Ho Bee Land.

One particular of the mentors is next-calendar year professional medical university student Celest Chiam, 21, who claimed: “I recognise that we were particularly privileged and we had been ready to get lots of prospects to go to enrichment courses and go after our passions when we were being more youthful. My group wished to spend it forward by means of this challenge.”

One of her mentees is Secondary 3 college student Isabella Aw, who explained she likes having someone she can relate to and has started out having her reports severely.

“She enthusiastic me to occur to the mentoring periods and pursue my dream to grow to be a psychiatrist,” reported Isabella, 15.

The Instruct SG programme was piloted by NUS in January past yr.

Volunteers are qualified to solution mentees with empathy and are offered instructional components, activities and online games, as properly as budgeting guides and study templates, for the mentoring sessions, which previous at minimum 12 months.

Every mentor can just take on two mentees, or two mentors can choose on a group of a few mentees.

About 700 NUS students have been recruited and they function with 76 group companions, including primary and secondary faculties and social company businesses.