Duke-NUS’ Annual Charity Initiative Serves Pancakes for Breakfast to Raise Funds for Student Financial Aid

SINGAPORE, 26 September 2018 – Duke-NUS’ ‘Dean’s Pancake Breakfast’ has been a long-held tradition dedicated to the cause of supporting student-led community service initiatives and student financial aid. Leaders from both Duke-NUS Medical School and SingHealth will come together as pancake chefs for the morning in the spirit of raising funds for a meaningful cause.

The funds raised through this event have been channelled to assist the students’ educational journey, enabling them to achieve their dreams of becoming future clinicians. Singaporean students, Clement Sim and Samantha Sim who are on the MD (Doctor of Medicine) programme, are examples of such beneficiaries. Both students are passionate about giving back to society and paying forward to help others.

Clement is the founder of a student community service initiative known as I’m S.T.E.A.D.Y. lah!’ to help promote mental health and well-being amongst young working adults. A student leader and talented painter, Clement says, “I am grateful to be able to pursue my dream of becoming a physician and give back to the community in need.”

Samantha leads the fund-raising drive for Project DOVE (Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition), a student-led initiative in which students provide medical help to underprivileged communities overseas. With a strong love for music, Samantha also plays the Guzheng, a Chinese stringed instrument and takes part in programmes that promote music and culture in the school. Samantha says, "I am grateful for the opportunity to embark on this medical education journey and I am confident that I can give back to the society in many ways."

The annual ‘Dean’s Pancake Breakfast’ also serves as an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work that students undertake in serving the community.


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