In addition to their academic development, the hostel students engage in a wide variety of activities concentrating on their individual development, including their leadership skills, their physical development, self confidence, creativity and their awareness and promotion of ethical values.  Tong-Len calls this its ‘holistic programme’.  The results of this programme is already evident in the way the students are regarded as being ‘all-rounders’.  The students have instituted two projects to disseminate secular ethics, the one through interactive workshops in local schools and the other through the use of publicity materials including billboards and web sites to reach out to the wider community.