Poly students lend a hand through overseas projects

Singapore Polytechnic graduates Sieng Chun Hon, with his team's artisanal soap made using natural ingredients, and Joan Charlotte Tng, with her team's tomato jam that uses natural preservatives.
Singapore Polytechnic graduates Sieng Chun Hon, with his team's artisanal soap made using natural ingredients, and Joan Charlotte Tng, with her team's tomato jam that uses natural preservatives.ST PHOTO: JOSEPH CHUA

Under learning scheme, S'pore Poly students address problems in developing countries

On finding that a farm in Vietnam was producing excess milk, a group of students from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) came up with a way to stop it going to waste and even help the farm make some cash - by turning it into soap.

Students from SP's chemical and life sciences school developed a recipe to convert cows' milk into soap during a two-week trip to Cu Chi village near Ho Chi Minh City in 2017.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'Poly students lend a hand through overseas projects'. Print Edition | Subscribe