STJobs, the online job portal by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), was the Platinum Sponsor of NTU Fest, a charity event organised by students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The event was held at the Padang on Aug 16, from 2pm to 9pm.
NTU Fest marks the start of the University’s new academic year and aims to raise money for the ITE Endowment Fund, which offers help to students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) who need financial assistance. The ITE Endowment Fund is a pre-existing fund established in 2010.
In support of NTU's efforts to help ITE students, the Platinum Sponsor of NTU Fest, STJobs, donated a sum of $150,000 to the event. Ms Tan Su-Lin, Deputy Head of SPH's Digital Division, presented the cheque to Ms Wu Guo Yi, NTU Fest's Organising Chairperson. The cheque presentation was witnessed by Minister Heng Swee Keat, Prof Bertil Andersson (NTU President), Prof Freddy Boey (NTU Provost) and Mr Nico Dharmawan (NTU Students’ Union President).
Ms Tan said: "STJobs is pleased to support the efforts of NTU and its students to help their counterparts in ITE. It is a worthy cause and we are happy to be part of it. It is also gratifying to know that these young men and women, who will play important roles in the future of Singapore, are able to think for others and care for fellow Singaporeans. NTU Fest is an excellent platform for the undergraduates to showcase their creativity and generosity towards others."
Members of the public also supported the charity event by buying carnival tickets for use at the various booths and taking part in the afternoon fun run. Runners took an exciting route around the historic Civic District along the Singapore River, from Esplanade Park through Fort Canning Hill and back to the Padang.
The carnival booths, ran by NTU and ITE students, featured food, games and fun activities for all ages. In addition, there was also a fun photo booth by STJobs.
The event culminated in a special performance by Korean rapper Kang Gary, one of the seven hosts of the immensely popular entertainment show Running Man and his female singing partner, Jung-In. Prior to the day of the concert, mosh pit passes for the concert were given out on STJobs and this garnered over 500 responses within a week.
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