TUM Asia's Building the Future project

Building the Future is a project by Technischen Universitat Munchen (TUM) Asia for children from underprivileged families.

This year, two post-secondary students (either from junior college or polytechnic) who are beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund were given the opportunity to visit the TUM campus in Germany.

Elicia Nadya Elvis Isyak was one of them. Applicants must take subjects that involve sciences, mathematics or engineering.

They are also required to submit a short essay on why they should be selected for the project.

Selected students will be exposed to the possibilities of being in the field of engineering, science and/or technology by immersing in the top engineering university in Germany, including meeting Nobel Laureates, sitting in on lectures, and visiting their laboratories.