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The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation Makes Possible New Scholarships at SIT

12 Mar 2018, SITizen Newsletter Issue 18, February 2018

As a dedicated philanthropic leader for community development and education in Singapore, The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation has contributed significantly to the nation’s educational landscape. Recently, it once again made a commitment to nurture excellence among Singapore’s youth by establishing the Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

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Lunch With Sumiko: Straits Trading Company’s Chew Gek Khim is making her own mark

14 Jan 2018, The Straits Times

Ms Chew Gek Khim is among the very few women in Singapore heading a public-listed company, and for another, there’s her family background. She is Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company, which is part of the Tecity Group founded by her late grandfather Tan Chin Tuan, one of Singapore’s pioneer bankers and chairman of OCBC Bank from 1966 to 1983. Tecity, which she heads, also has an investment arm and oversees the philanthropic Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

NUS Giving Issue 11 Lights, camera, action bringing a donor story to life on film (screenshot)

Lights, Camera, Action: Bringing a donor story to life on film

10 Jan 2018, NUS Giving Issue 11

Born into a humble family, NUS alumnus Mr Lee Kok Wah (Arts ’69) completed his secondary and tertiary education thanks to a bursary and scholarship from the late banker and philanthropist Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan. After retiring from a successful career in the corporate, finance and capital markets, he set up the Mr and Mrs Lee Wai Kin Bursary at NUS in honour of his late parents. His story is brought to life on film and can be viewed at: http://giving.nus.edu.sg/a-potato-a-typewriter-a-letter-a-donors-story/.

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IMH Nurse Treats Patients Just Like Family

30 Nov 2017, Berita Harian

About 13 years ago, Mdm Hadijah began her career in the healthcare sector. As she carried out her duties as a healthcare assistant at the Institute of Mental Health, her supervisor began to notice the potential Mdm Hadijah had, and encouraged her to upgrade herself by registering in courses to enable her to become an enrolled nurse. Ever since then, Mdm Hadijah has received many accolades and recognition such as the Humanitarian Healthcare award in 2012, the IMH Star Award in 2016, and the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award, with merit, last week.

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Launch of the Wall Mural ‘Singapore, Our Home Always’

31 Aug 2017, NAFA e-newsletter, August Issue

As part of NAFA’s community engagement, more than 20 volunteers from the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and NAFA staff, students and volunteers spent two weeks in May to paint a wall mural at the Society for the Aged Sick. The beautiful wall mural, which depicts images of Singapore’s iconic objects and historic events from the past and present, was designed by NAFA scholars from the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. The wall mural was officially launched on 6 August 2017 in conjunction with Singapore’s National Day celebrations, together with a skit written and performed by NAFA scholars and NAFA theatre students.

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Developing community awareness and empathy

31 Jul 2017, The Straits Times

With support from Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, 12 student-led groups from Anglo-Chinese Junior College engaged in Project Cheer 2017. The students learnt to plan and execute a day of activities involving children and elderly from different charities and developed community awareness and empathy during the process. Project Cheer, which started in 2014, is one of TCTF’s signature programmes and serves as a platform for multi-generational bonding between the young and elderly in Singapore.