Located at NUS University Town, the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre is named in recognition of Mr Chua’s generous gifts to the University. At the Centre, we aim to nurture Singapore’s next generation of community leaders, who will not only be intellectually engaged with social and community issues, but will also be passionate about addressing social and community challenges in Singapore.

Each year, we admit a select number of NUS undergraduates from different disciplines as student fellows. Together with faculty members and community partners, the student fellows learn to conduct social research such as needs assessment, asset mapping, programme evaluation, social impact measurement and identification of sustainable solutions.

Student fellows will have the opportunity to present the findings of their field research projects and prototyped solutions to numerous stakeholders at our annual symposium. In conjunction with the symposium, an annual journal ‘Heartbeats’ showcasing the student fellows’ research is published to raise awareness and serve as a resource for the local community in Singapore.

To date, our student fellows have worked with over 100 organisational partners serving different communities in Singapore; healthcare, family service, disadvantaged individuals, and many more. The programme has also inspired our student fellows and alumni to continue initiating ground-up community projects involving a wider NUS community. We hope to inspire young community leaders within and beyond NUS to contribute to a more caring, and resilient society.

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