ITE students turn $1,600 into $72,000 in fund-raiser

The EduTomahawk team (in red T-shirts) comprising ITE students (from second from left) Gan Shi Ying, 18; Cheryl Ee, 18; Tan Jia Shun, 19; and Josh Ang, 19, with samples of the tote bags they sold to raise funds for underprivileged children from Canos
The EduTomahawk team (in red T-shirts) comprising ITE students (from second from left) Gan Shi Ying, 18; Cheryl Ee, 18; Tan Jia Shun, 19; and Josh Ang, 19, with samples of the tote bags they sold to raise funds for underprivileged children from Canossaville Children and Community Services. Flanking them are schoolmates Sim Joo Siang (left), 20, and Darren Goh, 18, who helped out as volunteers.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Group of four raises the most money among 100 teams in Youth for Causes event this year

They started with seed funding of $1,600 in February. By this month, they had raised $72,146 for Canossaville Children and Community Services.

The group of four students - Josh Ang, Tan Jia Shun, Cheryl Ee and Gan Shi Ying - from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West was taking part in this year's Youth for Causes (YFC) fund-raising event, organised jointly by Citi and YMCA of Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'ITE students turn $1,600 into $72,000 in fund-raiser'. Print Edition | Subscribe