28 pharmacy students joined project Lokun this year

Project Lokun is a biannual medical humanitarian project that serves villagers in Pursat Province, Cambodia. They were founded in 2006 by a group of
students from the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Those students sought to reconnect Cambodian villagers back to their nation’s healthcare system and improve their health-seeking behaviours.
Today, Project Lokun is still managed by students from National University of Singapore (NUS), by working closely in collaboration with medical and
pharmacy students from the University of Puthisastra (UP) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Twice a year, the Singaporean team comprising 22 medical students flies over to Cambodia along with several accompanying doctors. There, they meet up with Cambodian wing as well as a group of volunteers they recruit from their university. Together, they set off to Pursat province, where the villagers they serve are located.

From each year to another, there are more and more students from UP especially from the Faculty of Pharmacy who join this project. This year, 28
pharmacy students participated. They enjoyed a number of benefits from this high-quality-community based service learning, both in their personal and
professional life. For example, they acquired problem-solving skills, improved their ability to work within a team and helped them to plan effectively.