Love is Togetherness

The United Front of NUS EMBA in the Global Battle Against COVID-19

Amidst the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students of the National University of Singapore’s Chinese Executive MBA (EMBA) Class 28 transformed their concern into a beacon of hope. “Love is Togetherness: The United Front of NUS EMBA in the Global Battle Against COVID-19” is a testament to the unwavering spirit of solidarity that flourished during the outbreak’s darkest days.

In 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and quickly spread globally. The NUS EMBA cohort, emotionally affected by the escalating crisis and the dedication of medical staff, mobilized to support the city under siege. Faye Lo, galvanized by the unfolding tragedy, and driven by a profound sense of duty, took the helm of a fundraising initiative among her classmates on January 26, 2020.

This endeavor swiftly transcended the bounds of the classroom, capturing the collective spirit of the wider NUS faculty and garnering significant financial backing. In unity, they amassed an impressive 580,000 yuan. Harnessing the power of their extensive networks and societal influence, the initiative attracted an additional 1.85 million yuan from benevolent philanthropists, bringing the total to a remarkable 2.43 million yuan. This fund was judiciously allocated to the procurement of masks and protective gear, which were then distributed to 80 hospitals across China. By channeling these crucial resources to the frontline, the campaign provided a vital bulwark in the defense against the pandemic’s surge.

The narrative of “Love is Togetherness” is not merely a chronicle of a successful fundraiser; it embodies the collective empathy and unity that the NUS community is known for. This movement, sparked by students and embraced by an entire university, showcases the profound effect of united efforts in surmounting adversity. The campaign by NUS EMBA Class 28 transcends its immediate context to serve as an enduring inspiration — a powerful illustration of the incredible outcomes when humanity rallies together in the face of a common threat.