Our Team

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Namjai Comm 19/20

Project NamJai is formed by a band of 16 passionate Year 1 and 2 Medical Students from the NUS Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine. Each member of the project has their unique talents and interests, but the commonality amongst us all is the concern for the health of people beyond the shores of Singapore. To better serve the Laotian Community, we have divided ourselves up into a few committees in hopes that the specialisation and division of labour would boost productivity.

From left to right: Gwyneth Kong (Co-Director), Goh Yi Man (Co-director), Lim Kia Teng (Co-director)

From left to right: Gwyneth Kong (Co-Director), Goh Yi Man (Co-director), Lim Kia Teng (Co-director)

Executive committee

Project Directors

Comprising of a 3-man team, these people work together to set the trajectory of the project. Their jobscope includes evaluating past experiences to see how things could have been better carried out, looking at future trends to ensure that the project remains relevant in the years to come, and finally using these 2 pieces of information to improve Project NamJai in the present.

Secretary

The secretary is responsible for the administrative work within the project. This would include preparing agendas for meetings, taking meeting minutes, and organising the paperwork for proper documentation of our actions. Ultimately, the secretary creates an environment where seamless workflow is possible.

Treasurer

The treasurer is responsible for the tabulation of our accounts, and ensuring that the funding we receive from our sponsors are accounted for and well spent. His job comprises of working in close contact with the treasurer of the NUS Medical Society, which provides a bank account for the Project to deposit their money in. NUS Medical Society is a registered society in Singapore and is thus bounded by the Registered Society Act. Ultimately the act of depositing our money with NUS Medical Society ensures that there are proper checks and balances to ensure accountability for our donors’ funding.

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Education

Project NamJai aims to not only provide information, but to also demonstrate how the information can be applicable in the lives of Laotians. This would include educating on the perceived susceptibility, severity and threat of disease to the health of the villagers.

Members: Cheong Chin Kai, Lim Hong Yi, Tan Ying Li, Jackie Sim, Valerie Pang, Malcom Tang, Goh Yi Man

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Smoking Cessation

To better meet the needs of the Laotians, this committee provides a tailored programme to assist smokers who already harboured the motivation to quit smoking but are unaware of how to do so.

Members: Alvin Chng, Lucas Wee, Lei Yuxian, Gwyneth Kong, Beverly Chan, Ashley Yew

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Capacity Building

Ideas, no matter how brilliant, would not materialise without the help of our partners and the donations of our sponsors. This committee is tasked with strengthening partnerships and building relationships with different groups of people to explore how, together, we may better aid in capacity building of the village clinics.

Members: Tan Ying Li, Lucas Wee, Lim Hong Yi, Glenn, Lim Kia Teng