14th Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses

The 14th Tan Chin Tuan Award for Enrolled Nurses was held on 19 November 2020. In this unprecedented year marked by Covid-19, the hybrid event was held at SNA House and via Zoom. The Award was established by Dr Della Suantio Lee, Chairman of D.S. Lee Foundation in 2006 to honour our founder, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan.

Guest-of-Honour Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, TCTF Council Members and guests from TCTF-supported charities attended the virtual event via Zoom. TCTF Deputy Chairman Ms Chew Gek Khim presented the awards to the top 3 winners and delivered the Closing Address.

The Overall Champion was clinched by Principal Enrolled Nurse, Ms Fatimah Binte Taha Suhaimi from Changi General Hospital, who has 31 years of nursing experience. She is highly motivated to improve her skills and uphold the values and standards of care rendered to patients, doing so with courage and perseverance. She juggled her role while raising her children as a single parent and now provides mentorship to younger nurses.  Nursing is her passion which she sustains through her belief that it is an honest wage and of service to the community. This has also inspired her children to work in healthcare.

Heartiest congratulations also to runners-up Principal Assistant Nurse, Ms Ow Yong Lai Chan from Institute of Mental Health and Ms Yew Xue Ling, Principal Enrolled Nurse from Sengkang General Hospital as well as the other 7 finalists.

We commend their compassion, patience and excellence shown in this noble profession! Our warmest appreciation to Dr Della Lee and D.S. Lee Foundation for their unwavering support for enrolled nurses and the committee from Singapore Nurses Association for organising the event.

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Capacity Building: Storytelling for Non-Profits

Do you want people to be more aware about your cause, maybe even get involved and contribute?
But it’s a noisy world with myriad causes, and there are many powerful, persuasive and popular advocates for them. Why should anyone listen to you?

These were questions that was addressed at Capacity Building for Charities – Storytelling for Non-Profits – a pilot project initiated by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF) in partnership with Our Better World (OBW) to equip TCTF-supported charities with the skill to identify and amplify good stories for their cause.

Under TCTF’s sponsorship, 25 staff nominees from 17 TCTF-supported charities took part in a full-day workshop on 3 March 2017. Led by OBW Head of Content Joshua Lye, participants learned methods on how to tactically engage a larger audience of potential donors, partners and volunteers. Multiplying the impact, participating representatives were encouraged to share their learning with colleagues and peers to boost practical storytelling competencies amid the sector.

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Charity Transparency and Governance Awards 2016

On 28 September 2016, the Charity Council held its inaugural Charity Transparency Awards (CTA) and 4th Charity Governance Awards (CGA) Ceremony. 35 charities were recognised for their exemplary disclosure and transparency practices with the CTA. Among the group of 35, three charities received the CGA for achieving the highest standards in governance. TCTF CEO Ms Yap Su-Yin sat on the CGA judging panel for the fourth year since the awards’ inception in 2012. Graced by Guest of Honour, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu, both sets of awards were given out at The Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel. 254 guests from both charitable and non-charitable organisations joined in the night of celebrations.

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Charity Media Roundtable

The foundation held its inaugural Charity Media Roundtable: Non-Profit Organisations Impacting ASEAN on 21 April 2016. The roundtable served as a platform for heads of various non-profits working in ASEAN to be introduced to media representatives, learn how to manage the media and improve outreach strategies. Three speakers, Ms Tan Hui Yee (The Straits Times), Ms Shefali Srinivas (WE Communications) and Rebecca Lim (Our Better World) shared tips and tricks on how to better connect and engage the media.

Guests from Enactus Singapore, Operation ASHA (Cambodia), Our Better World, Pistorio Foundation, The Red Pencil, Rotary Foundation, Social Capital Venture Development Foundation, Singapore Press Holdings, WE Communications and YMCA of Singapore joined in the discussion. They voiced their organisations’ media-related difficulties allowing the speakers to directly address the issues raised.

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CASE Asia-Pacific

In its efforts to raise the capacity of professionals in the non-profit organisations with fundraising and development skills to tackle grants, engage more professionally with donors and in general, professionalise the non-profit sector further, the foundation supported the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) in 2014 in its education and training programmes.

CASE aims to provide a guiding framework that is sustainable and practical for use, provide relevant training and build a stronger community of practitioners in the field of advancement resonates with the foundation’s philosophy of giving, particularly in its focus on education. It will be doubly helpful for the agencies that may not have been able to secure subsidy elsewhere in raising the capacity of the agencies and their employees with the joint collaboration between TCTF and CASE.

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Dinner-Talk on China by Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professors

On the evening of 4 April 2012, TCTF hosted a Dinner-Talk on China by Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professors, Professor Valerie Hansen (Yale- NUS College) and Professor Danny Quah (Economics Department, NUS).

Professor Valerie Hansen, who has been bestowed the inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Professorship in Chinese/China studies, gave a talk on the New History of The Silk Road. Professor Danny Quah’s topic was on “Global Tensions from a Rising East”.

The Dinner-Talk brought together partners from the academic and corporate sectors for an evening of intellectual exchange and networking.

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TCT Centennial Forum 2011

The inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Forum was held in Tianjin, China, in 2008, Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan’s Birth Centennial Year.

The second Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Forum was held on 29 October 2011 in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the Alumni Reunion for the graduates of the Master of Science in Managerial Economics (MME) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Programmes of Nanyang Technological University (the “Mayors’ Class”) from 1999 to 2006. Many of these alumni are senior leaders and policy makers from China’s public sector.

Themed “Sustainability in the 21st Century: Strategies for Economic and Social Development”, the forum explored and deliberated on sustainable development strategies and approaches from a global and regional perspective, while integrating the strategic development of a specific region in China.

In co-hosting this forum with NTU, the Foundation hoped to promote friendship, knowledge-sharing, and enduring ties between the “Mayors’ Class” alumni and their alma mater, NTU.

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TCT Centennial Forum 2008

The inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Forum (Oct 24-26) had overwhelming response, with 240 delegates attending – up from 170 registered delegates. These comprised mainly PRC alumni from NTU’s Masters of Managerial Economics course over the last 10 years.

Now holding key positions in China’s civil service, they came from over 10 different provinces in China to attend the Forum and reunion celebrations at Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City, Tianjin, China.

Representatives from the Singapore Embassy, China and Singapore businesses also attended. They found the event an opportune platform for networking and establishing new ties with Chinese officials.

Organising Partners: Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, Nanayang Technological University, China-ASEAN Association.

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