From the Hearts of SITizens … to the Builders of SIT’s Future Home in Punggol

Students prepare special Gratitude Packs for migrant workers constructing SIT’s new campus – as part of a ground-up three-year plan to engage them

On March 15, 2021, participants from the student-led SITintegrates – an initiative focusing on community integration – delivered 480 Gratitude Packs in appreciation of the foreign workers who are building the new Singapore Technology of Institute (SIT) campus in Punggol. The exercise, carried out with support from SIT’S Student Life and Campus Development, was also the start of a three-year plan, #SITCares@Punggol.

The young SITizens had gathered to purchase necessities and packed them into Gratitude Packs on March 11. The packs included some useful daily necessities, as well as “thank you’ messages, printed in four languages (English, Tamil, Bengali and Chinese), that had been crafted by the students. The message also acknowledges the workers’ contribution to the development of the new SIT campus in Punggol.

Said Lee Chang Huey, President of SITintegrates, “The Gratitude Pack is a small token of appreciation to our migrant friends. Seeing their smiles reminds me that such a simple gesture can bring joy amidst the hard work they have put in daily, and I believe that alone makes this initiative a great success. Let us all work together towards an inclusive society!”