Sharing IT and English Skills with Young Laotians

Young Laotians picking up aspects of English from Lloyd

Young Laotians picking up aspects of English from Lloyd

In April, 28 selected Temasek Polytechnic students shared their skills in IT and English writing, to 40 individuals in Laos. They were on the Laos Overseas Community Project, co-funded by STEP. Since its inception in 2008, more than 200 youths from Temasek Polytechnic have been provided the opportunity to broaden their horizons – becoming better international citizens while sharing their knowledge with others.

The group spent a week coaching 40 Lao youth on Microsoft Powerpoint and Basic Business Writing. They also took the time to help paint Pheng Heng Primary School, a local elementary school.The rich and meaningful experience is reflected in the thoughts of Lloyd Chang and Persis Chong, final year students who took part in the programme: ”

This experience has taught us essential skills we need in the working world, such as communication,” shares Lloyd. Adds Persis “Being in Singapore, we are so diverse that we sometimes become insensitive to people from other countries. After the trip, I have learnt to respect and understand more about the culture of others.”