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Temasek launches million-dollar scheme for poly students to work with Asean peers

Published on Mar 28, 2014 2:26 PM

Republic Polytechnic students will be working with Cambodian university students to grow fish in flooded padi fields in Cambodia, under a new million-dollar training scheme announced by Temasek Holdings' philanthropic arm on Friday.

Some 150 students from Republic, as well as Nanyang and Singapore Polytechnic, will take part in the programme called the Temasek Foundation Specialists' Community Action and Leadership Exchange (TF SCALE), and take part on hands-on research projects that can benefit people in South-east Asia.

The Singapore students will work with another 150 students from Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam in the inaugural run.

During a four-week exchange in Singapore, the polys each will host 50 Asean students from vocational and technical schools. The 150 Singapore students will later be attached to one of the regional institutions for two weeks to implement the projects.

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