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JULY 19, 1996

Charity work

Several undergraduates from the National University of Singapore are helping charity organisations in more ways than one.

Students from the NUS Volunteer Action Committee are holding a two-day charity fiesta to raise money for charity organisations.

In the event, which ends today, more than 20 charity groups sell clothes, handicraft and food, among other items.

Students also do voluntary work in some organisations. Every Wednesday, about 15 of them head for Boys' Town, Singapore, at Upper Bukit Timah to teach the boys there English, mathematics and science for about 1-1/2 hours.

On Saturday afternoons, about 20 members, out of the 80 in the NUS Volunteer Action Committee, spend three hours teaching mentally-disabled children art and craft at Towner Gardens School in Towner Road.

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