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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.

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Award for poly students’ Smart Nation projects

4 May 2016, The Straits Times

Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholar, Biotechnology graduate Royce Ang, was the valedictorian at the Republic Polytechnic graduation ceremony yesterday (3 May). He said: ”In poly, we learn lots of skills and often these skills are transferable. This lets us be flexible and hopefully will spark off innovation and creativity in the long run.”

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Yale-NUS Hosts International Academic Conference in Collaboration with Fudan University

29 Apr 2016, Yale-NUS e-Newsletter

From 7 to 9 April 2016, Yale-NUS College held the inaugural Conference on Excavated Manuscripts in Chinese Classical Studies, a collaborative initiative led by the Chinese Studies Council at Yale-NUS College in partnership with the Center for Research on Chinese Excavated Manuscripts and Paleography of Fudan University (Shanghai). Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies Scott Cook led the conference with Professor Liu Zhao, Director of Fudan University’s Center for Research on Chinese Excavated Manuscripts and Paleography.

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Caring for Our Caregivers

15 Apr 2016, SPD website

“I feel that instead of viewing caregiving duties as something difficult and boring, it can be exciting and enriching. It’s all about our perspective and view of our role.” SPD’s social workers organised the Caregivers Wellness Day on 1 April. More than 20 caregivers and clients attended the event. Special thanks to Tan Chin Tuan Foundation for their generous support towards our caregiver engagement-related activities, and CS CDC for sponsoring the venue.