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Making a difference with their humanitarian efforts

August 27, 2012 - 2:17am

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PICTURES: COURTESY OF MERCY RELIEF, NURJANNAH ZULKIFLI

As part of her studies, Miss Kohgilavani Selvakumaran (above) of Singapore Polytechnic had to dig mud, lug sandbags, lay them out and help residents in the Philippines hit by a typhoon.

But the 21-year-old did not do these just for the additional qualification - the passionate social worker in the making often immerses herself in humanitarian services and is happy to work for the less fortunate any time.

Similarly, Zulayqha Zulkifli (below), 18, wants to give back to society and she takes pleasure in conducting weekly sessions for adult clients at the Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore to help improve their motor skills.

As she is from a dysfunctional family, the second-year community care and social services student at the Institute of Technical Education College East is also doing this to inspire other students.

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