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SCO and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation proudly presents SCO Caring Series 2016

1 Jul 2016, SCO Newsletter

SCO Caring Series of concerts were presented at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National University Heart Centre and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in April to perform to patients and healthcare personnel. SCO hopes to bring encouragement to dedicated and committed healthcare workers working on the frontline through music.The series is proudly sponsored by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and conducted by SCO Assistant Conductor Moses Gay.

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Long-time givers: Who’s who

26 Jun 2016, The Straits Times

Singapore’s new foundations might be up-and-coming, but they are little match for the deep pockets of the long-established groups. The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, set up by banker Tan Chin Tuan in 1976, is among the few to use hired staff; it has seven employees.  Ms Chew Gek Khim, who is the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation’s deputy chairman and the late Mr Tan’s granddaughter, says: “With a professional team and a CEO, we are able to not only review grants and evaluate charitable causes, but also kick-start initiatives that allow us to be catalysts and drivers.”

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Bridging Generations

7 Jun 2016, WE DO CARE Newsletter

“The activities with the children and teenagers reminds me of my own grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with young people, so moments like these are special to me,” shares 79-year-old Mr Ali, who enlisted the help of two CareHut beneficiaries and a student from Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) to decorate a plant pot at intergenerational programme, Project Cheer organised by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and ACJC student volunteers. Held on 7 June at the ACJC campus, the event gave 47 CARElderly beneficiaries and 30 CareHut children the opportunity to interact with each other in games and activities.

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Another Week Beyond

27 May 2016, Beyond Social Services e-Newsletter

20 children stepped into their neighbourhood’s Seniors Activity Centre for the first time. It was not just to have a look around but to interact with their elderly neighbours. Project Cheer by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation impresses on young people that despite being a part of a social service programme they too can brighten someone else’s day. It also aims to encourage interaction between the young and old and we thought that it would be a good way to break the ice among neighbours who would otherwise not be talking to each other.

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A Musical Treat for All at SPD

13 May 2016, SPD website

Clients of SPD were treated to a rousing performance of English, Mandarin and Malay favourites by musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) who performed at SPD on 11 May as part of the SCO Caring Series 2016 sponsored by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

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Inaugural Republic Polytechnic cohort graduate with Diploma in Social Enterprise Management

4 May 2016, LianHe ZaoBao

Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholar Ms Celene Ng graduated from the pioneering cohort of Republic Polytechnic students with a Diploma in Social Enterprise Management, which aims to develop social awareness and entrepreneurial skills within students. She has always aspired to take up a job that allows her to “help those in need whilst being financially independent”. While Celene was initially unable to gain acceptance into the course, she did not give up. She made a successful appeal, and has since achieved stellar results in the ‘Volunteer Management’ module.