Published on 04 Sep 2021

A little gift goes a long way

With Convocation 2021 around the corner, graduating student and donor Chang Yong Wei from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is writing to encourage her Class of 2021 peers to leave a legacy for their juniors.

By Jasmine Tiong

“I am excited to be graduating from one of the top universities in the world. 

As we, the Class of 2021, join the ever-growing family of NTU alumni I would like to take this opportunity to encourage my fellow peers to join me in assisting our financially needy juniors.

Our collective donation to the Class Gift can make a difference towards causes that we choose to give to. Personally, I have been making a monthly gift of S$1 towards the NTU Bursary to help financially needy students complete their education with a bit more ease. The amount is comfortable for me, and I know my little gift will go a long way as it will be part of a bigger fund when pooled together with everyone’s donation to help students in need. I have been donating for almost two years now, and I will continue to do so. 

Our alumni made it possible for some of us to graduate this year because they took the first step to support their alma mater by giving towards the Class Gift. I hope you will follow me and choose to do the same as NTU seniors. 

It will be an honour for me to present the 2021 Class Gift cheque during the first convocation ceremony on 17 September. I encourage you, my fellow graduates, to come together to leave a fitting legacy for your juniors through this Gift from the Class of 2021.”