On 6 March 2021, in recognition of SUSS’s active community engagement in the North West district, SUSS received the “North West Outstanding School Partner Award 2020 (Silver)" – for the second consecutive year!
Photo: Ms Cynthia Chang, Head (Office of Service-Learning & Community Engagement) received the Award from Mr Alex Yam, Mayor of North West District. (Photo by North West CDC)
Photo: Award e-Banner produced by North West CDC with photos of SUSS students in action in the community.
Our students, Joanna Chen Hui Zhen(Year 4, Bachelor of Human Resource Management) and Leow Li Jie, Darren (Year 2, Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management) did SUSS proud as they were awarded the North West Outstanding All Rounder Student (OARS) Awards 2021. This award recognises students for their all-round excellence and active involvement in the North West community.
Joanna has been volunteering with The Food Bank Singapore as a team leader to make a difference and be the voice for food insecurity in Singapore.
Joanna says: “The university’s Service Learning encourages us to initiate and work on issues that we are interested in. This gave me the chance to step out of my comfort zone, implement ideas to bring about positive change in the community.”
Photo: Award winner Joanna Chen with Mr Alex Yam, Mayor of North West District.
(Photo by North West CDC)
Darren led the Community Service-Learning group, Project Video Befrienders, focusing on peer support and advocacy for mental health awareness in Singapore. The group partners with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH), Creative SAY! Centre, through various mental wellbeing programmes.
In 2020, the team produced a well-received video featuring a mental health survivor’s personal experience in overcoming mental health challenges, and the importance of peer support in her recovery.
Dedicating the win to his project team, Darren adds, “The Heart aspect of SUSS’s 3H (Head, Heart, Habit) education philosophy has transformed my perspective of giving to society and to give genuinely from the heart. SUSS has provided me with many opportunities to serve the community and I am thankful.”
Photo: Darren Leow, whose Community Service-Learning group focuses on mental health issues in Singapore, receives the OARS Award 2021 from Mr Alex Yam, Mayor of North West District. (Photo by North West CDC)
This is the second consecutive year that SUSS students have received the OARS. Past winners include Marvin Bih Jia Jun (Year 3, Bachelor of Accountancy) who was recognised for his work in nature and biodiversity conservation.
Photo: Marvin Bih with the OARS Award 2020. The Award Ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Congratulations to all award winners!