20 YOUTH OF INDIAN ORIGIN FROM SINGAPORE TO REBUILD A SCHOOL IN RATOKKE, SANGRUR

The Hush Post:  Twenty Indian-origin youth from Singapore are getting ready to travel across to Punjab. Their purpose is to spend three-week vacation in helping rebuild a village school as part of their social work.
As per the media reports, girls and boys aged between 18 and 21 years, from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds will live with the villagers in Ratokke in Sangrur, Punjab. They will renovate a run-down school from December 9.
The programme is part of the Project ‘Khwaish’, an initiative of the Young Sikh Association (YSA), a non-profit organisation founded by Satwant Singh in Singapore.
These children will build a library with 3,000 books, and also set up a water filtration system to provide clean water. They will also reconstruct the school’s dilapidated toilets.
Project Khwaish is the flagship programme of the YSA which is in its 15th year.
The Ratokke village school will be the 17th school to be re-built and repaired with different teams of young volunteers of the YSA.
Part of the funds for the project comes from Singapore’s National Youth Council while the remaining bit comes from the founder of YSA Satwant Singh.

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