Some 600 students from Jurong Secondary will be surveying Taman Jurong residents on their needs as part of a new school project next year.
The project, initiated by the school's advisory committee, allows students to submit proposals on ways to improve their community and environment to a selection panel. Students whose proposals are selected will receive a grant, project management training, and teacher mentorship to guide them to manage their proposals.
The school's advisory committee has pledged $50,000 to support the project, over a period of five years.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also adviser to the school's advisory committee, launched Project Compassion at the school's 50th anniversary dinner on Friday evening.