International Service-Learning Projects (ISLPs) were first introduced by RP as a response to the catastrophic events that unfolded as a result of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004. In 2005, fifty RP students and four staff members embarked on what would be the polytechnic’s first ever ISLP, to Sri Lanka.
Since then, we have been organising annual ISLPs to countries like Cambodia or Vietnam, where students get the chance to connect their classroom knowledge to real life and contribute meaningfully to the local communities. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, ISLPs continued to engage virtually through meaningful activities such as:
Students will also get the chance to interact and discover different cultures and enhance their own world views through these ISLPs.