UPDATES ON COVID-19.
With the COVID-19 situations, students living in Leave of Absence (LoA) facilities and Government Quarantine Facility (GQF) can feel lonely and isolated.
NTU Students' Union Executive Committee and NTU Staff have since rallied together to deliver breakfast, lunch and dinner every day to the affected students.
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Many of our Union Members have reached out to us and shared their challenges regarding being abruptly recalled or receiving cancellations from their exchange programmes, and having their internship offers rescinded amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As such, NTUSU has worked hard to brainstorm on ways to play our part to help the student community. We are proud to have launched our Joint Internship Platform, a pilot initiative that aims to provide internship opportunities to students who were affected by the COVID-19 or Circuit Breaker situation.
On 3 February 2020, together with the help of NTU Senior Management, Trainee Teachers' Club and NTU Hall 10 council, our NTUSU EXCOs and Ussociates went one step further by giving out welfare packs to students on LOA and in our GQFs at Graduate Hall 1.
We spent the entire afternoon packing comfort food and drinks in an effort to help these students feel more at home and raise their spirits. It is easy to fall into the trap of xenophobia and alienating these students despite the LoA being a precautionary measure - they are all healthy and well! Minister of Education, Minister for Education, Ong Ye Kung also joined us in the process. A big thank you to everyone who gave a big helping hand in this community effort.
The evolving COVID-19 situation has affected Singaporeans in several ways, especially our unsung heroes have been working endlessly in ensuring that disruptions made to our student life are kept to the minimal.
To show appreciation, NTUSU EXCOs along with some of our Ussociates delivered welfare packs consisting of hand sanitisers, masks and more to frontline workers of NTU.