The Student Government and the Colleges actively look into community service projects that the students can participate in and contribute their time and effort.
Founded in 2010, Project DOVE (Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition) is an annual student-led initiative that aims to provide medical help to underprivileged communities overseas and improve students' clinical skills by training as volunteer doctors. Through serving and building relationships with the local community, students learned the value of public health approaches in creating sustainable change. They also gained clinical experiences through observing various patient diseases.
At Duke-NUS, we combine real-world experiences into the curriculum, thus helping our students to develop leadership skills (Duke TODAY, Oct 21st 2013).
Kenneth Chin (Class of 2016), who is also the president of the Student Ambassador Program demonstrates his leadership skills in Project DOVE. The goal of this project is two-fold:
Camp Simba is a camp organized for young children whose parents have cancer or have passed away from cancer. Every year, students from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine come together to co-organize a fun-packed 3-day camp in June, and more than a couple additional excursions to local attractions throughout the year.
For more information, visit the Camp Simba website.
Organized by students from the Benjamin Sheares College and several autism centers in Singapore, the World Autism Awareness campaign seeks to raise awareness about the needs of individuals with autism, as well as celebrate their strengths and contributions.
For more information, visit the WAAW website.
Other Community Service Initiatives