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Singapore students take on Vietnamese project

Catholic students from a Singapore university will be spending part of their holidays this December in a village in Vietnam, building a community library, according to a report in The Catholic News.

Singapore students take on Vietnamese project
A section of Gia Bac village in Lam Dong province that members of FIDES will be visiting. Image from The Catholic News report.

October 26, 2011

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Thirty-seven members of Singapore Management University’s Catholic community will spend a fortnight in a village in Vietnam, to build a community library, according to a report in The Catholic News. The students will be working in Gia Bac village in Lam Dong province, an eight-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, from Dec 2-16. They are partnering St Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) students and an NGO in Vietnam for this project, said Mr Gerald Lee, 23, from FIDES, the university's Catholic students' group. In addition to building the library under professional supervision and teaching English, FIDES members will also help to build kitchens for homes, the report adds. FULL STORY SMU Students To Build Library In Vietnamese Village (The Catholic News)
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