THE Project Cheway team, comprising students from the Chemical Engineering Students Society in NUS Engineering, came out tops and won the “Power Up Award 2016” based on judging factors, such as community impact and sustainability of the programme.
The NUS Engineering students were among more than 200 local university students who participated in Maybank’s eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN programme launched here in 2015. Their project was selected from six pilot projects, involving students from NUS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU). The participating teams presented their works at the eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN showcase held at Suntec City Convention Centre.
Project Cheway, which received S$15,000.00 for its initiatives in the Philippines, set up a system to harvest rainwater for household use, as well as a biosand water filtration system to recycle bathroom and kitchen waste water for residential use. Its other activities included planting of mangrove trees to prevent floods from rushing inland and destroying houses; conducting maths and science lessons for children at the local tuition centre, and organising the leadership boot camp with the Kabalikat (People’s Organisation).