Education in the era of disruptive technology

24 Apr 2019, The Straits Times

NTU President Emeritus and TCTF Council Member Professor Cham Tao Soon in an opinion piece for The Straits Times argued the need for an immediate as well as a long-term strategy in education to succeed in this era of disruptive technology, otherwise known as Industry 4.0. When machines can take over jobs of humans, education has to foster creativity, stress EQ over IQ, and enable lifelong learning.

Scholars Bring Year-End Cheer

28 Feb 2019, SITizen Newsletter Issue 22, February 2019

On 29 Nov 2018, five recipients of the Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship at SIT were part of a group of volunteers who took part in year-end celebrations for beneficiaries from CAREldery Senior Activity Centres, organised by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Ms Nur Aqilah bte Abdul Rashid, a second-year undergraduate from the Occupational Therapy Programme shared, “It was a heartwarming experience to see the elderly having fun and participating during the event. It was also definitely inspiring to see them being so cheery and energetic.”

TCTF-NTU Advanced Leadership Development Forum held in Singapore

22 Feb 2019, Xin Hua News

Representatives from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and 20 tertiary institutions from China participated in the TCTF-NTU Advanced Leadership Development Forum last Friday. The forum, with the theme of “The Belt and Road Initiative and International Talents Nurturing”, was organised jointly by NTU and the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF).  It aims to generate active discussion and research on the development of global innovative talents and cooperation amongst tertiary institutions in Singapore and China.

Values-In-Action

10 Feb 2019, ACJC 2018 College Yearbook

In 2017, in collaboration with Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, ACJC’s 4th annual Project Cheer series saw 12 classes of students design and organise activities for children and elderly beneficiaries from 24 TCTF-supported charities. As an exemplary platform for students to facilitate intergenerational bonding, Project Cheer was prominently featured in The Straits Times as part of a series on VIA in schools.

More Than A Recognition Of Excellence

15 Dec 2018, SITizen Newsletter Issue 21, November 2018

TCTF CEO Ms Yap Su-Yin and Manager Ms Angeline Kwong congratulated the new batch of TCTF scholarship recipients at SIT’s annual Recognition of Excellence (ROE) presentation on 1 November 2018. Held at SIT@Dover, the ROE celebrates the achievement of high-performing students. Mr Lewis Tan, second-year Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) student who received the Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship is one of the first students from SIT to win a medal at the WorldSkills Singapore Competition. He said the scholarship has inspired him to achieve more than he ever thought he could.

10 nurses honoured with Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award

24 Nov 2018, The Straits Times

The joy of seeing her patients get their lives back on track has kept principal assistant nurse at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Madam Rahinah Ibrahim,  52,  in nursing for half her life. “My team and I assist patients who have the potential to reintegrate back into society. It is very rewarding to be part of their recovery journey.” She won first prize at the annual Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award held on 23 November; the highest accolade for enrolled nurses in Singapore. The awards were presented by Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong,  Chairman of D S Lee Foundation Dr Della Lee, who founded the award and Deputy Chairman of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation Ms Chew Gek Khim.