10 enrolled nurses win accolades for their dedication at annual awards

20 Nov 2020, The Straits Times, B2

In 2002, Ms Fatimah Taha Suhaimi, then an enrolled nurse, cared for a 21-year-old patient who suffered from trauma after a traffic accident. After the patient was discharged, Ms Fatimah stayed in touch with her and advised her over the phone when she complained of giddiness at home. It was for such instances of meticulous care that the 52-year-old, now a principal enrolled nurse at Changi General Hospital, received first prize at the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses yesterday. The late Mr Tan Chin Tuan was one of Singapore’s pioneer bankers and chairman of OCBC Bank from 1966 to 1983.

Fatimah Taha Suhaimi winner of the Tan Chin Tuan 2020 Nursing Award; 3 Malay nurses win Merit Award

19 Nov 2020, BERITA Mediacorp

Registered Chief Nurse Ms Fatimah Taha Suhaimi from Changi General Hospital (CGH) was selected as the winner of this year’s Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award. The 14th edition of the prestigious award is to recognise 10 nurses who exhibited outstanding performance, high level of dedication and made a significant contribution to the field of nursing.

‘Project Happiness’ for Deepavali

12 Nov 2020, Tamil Murasu

TCTF’s donation went towards Jamiyah Halfway House Project Happiness @ Deepavali which created a Deepavali atmosphere in the home of Ms Komathy d/o Somasundaram. Helping low-income families of all faiths during festivals such as Eid al-Fitr, Christmas, Deepavali, and Chinese New Year, this joyous programme leads them to celebrate with joy and happiness during the festive season. Residents of the Jamiyah Halfway House, also known as Darul Islah, enjoy engaging in such charitable activities to promote racial and religious harmony and to delight others. Guests-of-Honour Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC, Dr Tan Wu Meng graced the occasion, along with community partners.

House was ‘lit up’ for Deepavali

12 Nov 2020, Berita Harian

BEFORE the Deepavali festival this weekend, the atmosphere at Ms Komathy d/o Somasundaram’s house was livelier after being given a new look by some residents of the Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah). With the living room and rooms cleaned and repainted, Ms Komathy – who lives with her mother and her two daughters – is eager to invite their family and friends in conjunction with the celebration.

The effort is part of Project Happiness organised by Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah) to provide opportunities for former offenders to help renovate the homes of the needy ahead of the festive season.

Residents of Jamiyah Halfway House created a festive feeling in the home of an underprivileged Hindu family

11 Nov 2020, Tamil Seithi

On the week before Deepavali, residents of the Jamiyah Halfway House helped to decorate the home of an underprivileged Hindu family. Under the Project Happiness programme, former inmates were involved in an attempt to renovate a selected home. They were involved in tasks such as painting the house and installing new electrical fans. The efforts which amounted to more than $2000, lasted nearly a week and also provided the family with new beds and a refurbished living room.

Darul Islah spreads the spirit of Deepavali celebrations for needy families

11 Nov 2020, BERITA Mediacorp

The Deepavali celebrations for Ms Komathy d/o Somasundaram and her family is happier after she was given a new lease of life with the help of a group of residents from Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah). For the past six years, the walls of her three-room flat have been peeling off and household items were not in order. Ms Komathy, 44, lives with her two daughters aged 19 and 21 and her mother who is 74 years old.

Artist-in-Residence Sai Chen brings kinetic art to the Yale-NUS community and sparks new ideas through artistic interactions

6 Nov 2020, Yale-NUS College

“What is beside me? What do I see and feel? How do I understand bodily gestures?”

Through his work, Yale-NUS College’s visiting artist Sai Chen (aka Chen Sai Hua Kuan) seeks to engage his audience with these questions.

Sai is at Yale-NUS this semester as part of the College’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Programme. Launched in January 2020, the Programme positions contemporary art as living practice as well as creates art that increases the understanding of China and Chinese culture. A first-of-its-kind artist residency at a liberal arts and sciences college in Asia, the Programme is supported by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation through the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme.

Jamiyah Halfway House transformed this family’s rental home to become brand new

8 Aug 2020, BERITA Mediacorp

Hari Raya Haji and National Day celebrations for the family of Ms Nur Erica Medinah Jaafar and her husband, Encik Husin was sweeter than previous years due to help received from ‘Project Happiness’ by Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah), sponsored by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, help was still rendered to make the one-room rental flat for the family of five look more radiant

Three New NUS Board Members Appointed

12 Jul 2020, The AlumNUS Issue 122 Jul-Sep 2020

Three new members were inducted into the NUS Board of Trustees on 1 April – corporate veteren Ms Chew Gek Khim (Law ’84); experienced banker Ms Jeanette Wong (Business ’82); and renowned academic Professor Timothy L. Kileen. Ms Chew Gek Khim is Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited. She is also Executive Chairman of Tecity Group, and Chairman of Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited.

WoW In Conversation: Women leading in times of crisis

1 Jul 2020, NUS News

A WoW In Conversation session organised by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations was held online on 24 June to discuss the topic of ‘Women Leading in Times of Crisis’. More than 300 attendees participated in the session, including NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.

The session was moderated by NUS Alumni Advisory Board member, Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (NUS Science ’98, NUS Public Policy ’08), and the panel comprised Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company and NUS Board of Trustees member, Ms Chew Gek Khim (NUS Law ’84) and Group Executive Director of Methodist Welfare Services, Ms Junie Foo (NUS Arts and Social Sciences ’90).

The online event featured opening remarks by Singapore President and NUS Chancellor, Madam Halimah Yacob (NUS Law ’78) who shared that the theme for International Women’s Day in 2020, ‘Each for Equal’ reflected how all women and men have a role to play in shaping a gender equal world.

During the session, issues such as effective decision-making, the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, and the importance of mentoring were discussed.

“Look for mentors in the workplace. As you work with them, you can learn from them, which gives you double the benefits,” Ms Chew Gek Khim said.

You can view the recorded webinar here: https://youtu.be/zbmzUNS9X-E