Celebrating 5 Years of Cheerful Service

23 Oct 2018, ACS Echo October-November 2018 Issue

“With Cheer, We Bond” – This is the ethos of Project Cheer, an initiative by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in partnership with Anglo-Chinese Junior College which aims to encourage students to put their values in action and create positive experiences for the less privileged. This year, 230 students honed their project management and leadership skills as well as facilitated multi-generational bonding with 300 children and 400 elderly beneficiaries across 11 Project Cheer sessions from 28 May to 14 June.

SJIIM celebrates its third batch of IBDP scholars

19 Oct 2018, SJIIM website

St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) recently celebrated its third batch of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Scholars through a Scholarship Awards Ceremony on 19 October 2018. The event was graced by the Brother President of SJIInternational Singapore, Br. Lawrence Humphrey as the Guest of Honour and notable guests such as Ms. Chew Gek Hiang, council member of the Tan Chin Tuan and Tan Sri Tan Foundation. A time honoured Lasallian tradition that is also observed in its brother school, SJI International Singapore, the IBDP Scholarship Programme is a cornerstone of the Lasallian International School. The scholarship programme is now in its third cycle and has been supported by many organisations, well-wishers since its inception in 2016 and in particular, the Tan Chin Tuan and Tan Sri Tan Foundation who has been a significant benefactor of the initiative.

Return on investment

25 Aug 2018, Yong-en Newsletter August 2018

Yong-en Care Centre invests in the next generation through their bi-annual Internship Programme supported by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Interns from Nanyang Technological University and Ngee Ann Polytechnic received on-the-job supervision and experiential learning through creating multi-sensory boards for seniors with dementia, conducting ukulele classes for seniors, counselling seniors with depression and helping with a children’s camp.

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).

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.

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/.