Saturday, December 03, 2016


On Thursday, 1 December, we opened our Second International Conference on Service-Learning. 230 people were registered, and 160 showed up for the opening.  Over the 2 days, 200+ people participated, coming from 20 countries/regions.  This was much beyond what we had expected.  

Together with the conference, we organised an exhibition of photographs of our students in action. 

We also published 2 books.  One on the experience from 2010, when we decided to require our undergraduates to take at least one credit-bearing subject in service-learning, to 2016, when we graduated our first cohort of students who have fulfilled this requirement.  

The other reports on a selection of overseas projects, written by 3 student journalists from Brown University.  

All these are part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of our university. It is a 5-in-1 bargain.  Here are some notes I have written from the conference.  

A lot of people seemed to be quite happy with the conference. 6 years ago, I did not anticipate that we would have done as much.  It was certainly God’s blessing that made it happen.  

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