One of the most renown and prestigious international expatriate schools in the world, The Tanglin Trust which is located in Singapore has continued it’s rich tradition of generous fund raising efforts in support of their mission statement mandate of emphasizing community service as an essential component of the student’s education.
Tanglin Trust is sending another large student group to the north India region of Ladakh in June 2015 for a humanitarian adventure that includes working closely with physicians in the Himalayan Health Project to bring basic health care to the people of Ladakh. As part of their preparations for the expedition, they invited Dr Swee Chong, team leader physician and gynecologist in the Himalayan Woman’s Health Project to come to the school and offer a compelling presentation on the epidemic prevalence of cervical cancer in Ladakh. The students, teachers and parent community took that inspiration to organize a major fund raising effort that is schedule to take place March 27. All funds raised during the event will be donated in order to purchase essential screening and diagnostic equipment that will be invaluable enhancements to Dr Swee Chong’s efforts to bring life saving gynaecological health care to the women of Ladakh.
Dr Swee Chong addressing the students at Tanglin Trust prior to their humanitarian expedition to Ladakh