First local student accepted into Schwarzman Scholarship Programme: Hopes to become a voice for the disadvantaged, Lianhe Zaobao, 8 December 2018

Lianhe Zaobao carried an article on Yale-NUS student Daniel Ng (Class of 2019), a final year DDP student, who has been accepted to the Schwarzman Scholars Programme, based in Tsinghua University. The article noted that Daniel was among the 147 scholars, selected from over 2,800 applicants from around the world. Daniel is also the first local student from a Singapore university selected into the programme since it started in 2016. Noting that Daniel is a recipient of Yale-NUS’ Emerging Young Leader Award, the article described how Daniel went from an at-risk youth who used to get into fights in school to a youth leader who now champions social justice. Upon graduating from Yale-NUS next year, Daniel will start his one-year Master in Global Affairs programme at Tsinghua University. He hopes to use his legal knowledge to participate in policymaking and to eradicate inequality in society. Daniel attributes his transformation to the Boys’ Brigade for playing a crucial role in his formative years and helping him channel his energies to the right causes.

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