Despite the physical distance between Singapore and Laos, the WeeTrippers from AY2020/21 continued to create a positive impact there through digital means. PHOTO: XU MEI CHENG
More than a year into the pandemic, WeeVolunteer, the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Volunteer Programme, successfully organised projects for both local and overseas communities. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, WeeVolunteer worked their way around them and continued providing students with opportunities to contribute to society. In recognition of their efforts, WeeVolunteer won the Service Award at the 2021 WKWSCI Spotlight Awards.
Earlier in February, WeeTrip, the overseas volunteering student group under the WeeVolunteer, launched its first-ever virtual overseas volunteer initiative. These unprecedented times did not stop WeeTrip from partnering with their longtime beneficiaries in Laos, as they hosted an online content creation workshop in collaboration with MyLaoHome and kickstarted a social media campaign with non-profit organisation, DoTheKindness.
In this multimedia video story, WeeTrippers Aqil B Hamzah (CS’22), Zeen Tng (CS’22), Stephanie Thong (CS’23) and Janellia Kwan (CS’24) share the uncertainties they faced as WKWSCI’s pioneering batch of virtual overseas volunteers.