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Here we come at Bo Ai School!
Reflections on Singapore Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Community Service at Bo Ai


Many of us viewed these physically challenged kids with tinted glasses. Our preconceived idea is that these pitiful kids are usually not as good as normal children, and some are even being treated as outcasts of the society! However, through our interaction with these kids, we were really proven wrong as these kids were armed with extreme determination, and they truly understand the importance of perseverance that can be applied in everyday life.

Students and lecturers from BA Cares Group, School of Business and Accountancy, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, took time off during the holidays to participate in this community service in Bo Ai. Ngee Ann Polytechnic has over 40 years' history in tertiary education. Apart from providing an excellent learning environment, the school also believes in an all-rounded education. This community service trip altered our perspective and we realized that the kids at Bo Ai are definitely much stronger mentally than many of those who lead a pampered life.

Bo Ai School is lovely. We were being treated with wonderful hospitality by Principal Liang. All the teachers were really friendly and kind towards us, constantly ensuring that all our needs are being taken care of. We were really impressed and touched by the wonderful gesture of Select Catering Service (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., which had kindly sponsored our meals and hosted us to have an insight into their state-of-the-art facilities that ensure product quality. We, the students from the School of Business & Accountancy, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, are all really grateful for the warmth that is being showered upon us. Hopefully through our 2 weeks stay in Bo Ai, we will be assisting the school in upgrading their toiletry facilities. We hope to leave beautiful memories through the children's growing stage. Their smiles are the best reward for our entire trip!

Mar. 30, 2006

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