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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.


Inspired to do my best

25 Jul 2017, Yong-en Newsletter July 2017

Apart from improving lives in the community, Yong-en Care Centre chooses to invest time and effort in purposeful internships so that students will be exposed to the needs on the ground and have first-hand engagement with clients and beneficiaries. On 6 July, Ms Yap Su-Yin, CEO of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, was invited to share her perspectives as a senior leader while Yong-en interns from various educational institutions shared about their project learnings. TCTF’s gift to Yong-en this year was used to support the interns’ allowance.

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Ms Chew Gek Khim hopes that The Straits Trading Company Ltd’s 130-years history can be continued

7 May 2017, Lianhe Zaobao

Ms Chew Gek Khim, Executive Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Ltd, works hard to build the foundation of the company and hopes that its 130-years history can be continued. The Straits Trading is currently working towards becoming a leader in Straits Real Estate (SRE).


TCTF-NTU Advanced Leadership Development Workshop launched in Singapore

15 Mar 2017, Xin Hua News

The opening ceremony of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation-Nanyang Technological University Advanced Leadership Development Workshop was held on 14 March in Singapore. The workshop was organised by the NTU Nanyang Centre for Public Administration with the support of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. TCTF awarded scholarships to students under two NTU master’s degree programmes. In 2017, 11 individuals from China’s government agencies and state-owned enterprises received the scholarship.


Gaining more from doing varied, multiple internships

13 Feb 2017, The Straits Times

Ms Glenda Kee, a fourth-year student at the National University of Singapore, said her internships at the Ministry of Manpower in 2015 and at the Singapore Cancer Society last year have allowed her to view issues through different lenses. She also did an internship at the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation’s public relations department in 2013, where she was given “a lot of autonomy to plan and execute events”. She describes this stint as her most memorable experience. The internships have helped to bridge the gap between her field of study and her ambition to work either in the public service or at a VWO, she said.


Looking at the world from a different window

27 Jan 2017, Yale-NUS e-Newsletter

With support from the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, 11 Yale-NUS students stepped up their language learning efforts last summer. They did so by embarking on immersive programmes at language schools in various Chinese-speaking countries under the Chinese Language scholarship. Despite starting out with varying levels of language proficiencies, all of them had similar goals – to learn the Chinese language and further develop their appreciation for Chinese culture and history.