Multiracial Young Singaporeans off to Punjab to Help Under-Privileged Children

December 6, 2006

Source: Channel New Asia

SINGAPORE: A multiracial group of young Singaporeans has found a useful way to spend the school holidays.

The 19-member group will be heading to Punjab in North India to help the needy children there.

Young Singaporeans from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Sikh community make up the team.

They will be lending hands to set up a library, a computer-cum-multipurpose hall, paint a school and interact with students and teachers in Moga, a village in Punjab.

Ho Joe Han, a national serviceman, says: "I thought it would be very good experience, in terms of experiencing a different culture, faith and basically you enter a window, you see things in real life instead of what you see in pictures."