SIT Connected – A Journey Through Giving

8 Apr 2021, SIT Connected - A Journey of Giving

Since 2017, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation has made possible 20 Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarships for Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) students. The scholars include Ms Chan Kuan Yii, a 2017 Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship recipient who graduated with a B (Hons) Hospitality Business, Class of 2019. She was grateful that the scholarship allowed her to focus less on working part-time and juggling finances, and more on educational experiences such as the eight-month Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme in Taiwan.

Another featured scholar was Ms Thang Ai Qin, a 2018 Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship recipient who graduated with BEng (Hons) Pharmaceutical Engineering, Class of 2020.  She shared how the scholarship boosted her confidence and helped her succeed in new environments.

Back to School

31 Jan 2021, The Salvation Army Partners in Caring, Jan 2021

Last December, families from The Salvation Army Prison Support Services – Kids In Play received 33 refurbished laptops and 180 back-to-school kits which included essentials such as school bags, stationeries, shoes, bookstore and supermarket vouchers. The laptops were given in partnership with Engineering Good which received a donation from TCTF to refurbish laptops for families in need. TCTF’s donation created a multiplier impact by connecting and enabling TCTF-supported charities to bridge the digital divide during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Artist Beatrice Glow joins Yale-NUS College Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programme

18 Jan 2021, Yale-NUS College Press Release, 18 January 2021

Multimedia artist Beatrice Glow has joined the Yale-NUS College Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programme and will be in residence from January to May 2021. Grounded in community practice, Ms Glow’s multimedia and multi-sensory work explores circulations of objects, people and cultures. In a new partnership with Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA), artists in the Yale-NUS AIR programme will now pursue their creative works in a studio at Gillman Barracks and collaborate in upcoming programmes. Ms Glow will be Yale-NUS’s first artist-in-residence participating in NTU CCA’s Residencies OPEN held on 22 and 23 January 2021, as part of the Singapore Art Week. Yale-NUS AIR is supported by the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme

10 enrolled nurses win accolades for their dedication at annual awards

20 Nov 2020, The Straits Times, B2

In 2002, Ms Fatimah Taha Suhaimi, then an enrolled nurse, cared for a 21-year-old patient who suffered from trauma after a traffic accident. After the patient was discharged, Ms Fatimah stayed in touch with her and advised her over the phone when she complained of giddiness at home. It was for such instances of meticulous care that the 52-year-old, now a principal enrolled nurse at Changi General Hospital, received first prize at the Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award for Enrolled Nurses yesterday. The late Mr Tan Chin Tuan was one of Singapore’s pioneer bankers and chairman of OCBC Bank from 1966 to 1983.

Fatimah Taha Suhaimi winner of the Tan Chin Tuan 2020 Nursing Award; 3 Malay nurses win Merit Award

19 Nov 2020, BERITA Mediacorp

Registered Chief Nurse Ms Fatimah Taha Suhaimi from Changi General Hospital (CGH) was selected as the winner of this year’s Tan Chin Tuan Nursing Award. The 14th edition of the prestigious award is to recognise 10 nurses who exhibited outstanding performance, high level of dedication and made a significant contribution to the field of nursing.

‘Project Happiness’ for Deepavali

12 Nov 2020, Tamil Murasu

TCTF’s donation went towards Jamiyah Halfway House Project Happiness @ Deepavali which created a Deepavali atmosphere in the home of Ms Komathy d/o Somasundaram. Helping low-income families of all faiths during festivals such as Eid al-Fitr, Christmas, Deepavali, and Chinese New Year, this joyous programme leads them to celebrate with joy and happiness during the festive season. Residents of the Jamiyah Halfway House, also known as Darul Islah, enjoy engaging in such charitable activities to promote racial and religious harmony and to delight others. Guests-of-Honour Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC, Dr Tan Wu Meng graced the occasion, along with community partners.

House was ‘lit up’ for Deepavali

12 Nov 2020, Berita Harian

BEFORE the Deepavali festival this weekend, the atmosphere at Ms Komathy d/o Somasundaram’s house was livelier after being given a new look by some residents of the Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah). With the living room and rooms cleaned and repainted, Ms Komathy – who lives with her mother and her two daughters – is eager to invite their family and friends in conjunction with the celebration.

The effort is part of Project Happiness organised by Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah) to provide opportunities for former offenders to help renovate the homes of the needy ahead of the festive season.

Residents of Jamiyah Halfway House created a festive feeling in the home of an underprivileged Hindu family

11 Nov 2020, Tamil Seithi

On the week before Deepavali, residents of the Jamiyah Halfway House helped to decorate the home of an underprivileged Hindu family. Under the Project Happiness programme, former inmates were involved in an attempt to renovate a selected home. They were involved in tasks such as painting the house and installing new electrical fans. The efforts which amounted to more than $2000, lasted nearly a week and also provided the family with new beds and a refurbished living room.

Darul Islah spreads the spirit of Deepavali celebrations for needy families

11 Nov 2020, BERITA Mediacorp

The Deepavali celebrations for Ms Komathy d/o Somasundaram and her family is happier after she was given a new lease of life with the help of a group of residents from Jamiyah Halfway House (Darul Islah). For the past six years, the walls of her three-room flat have been peeling off and household items were not in order. Ms Komathy, 44, lives with her two daughters aged 19 and 21 and her mother who is 74 years old.

Artist-in-Residence Sai Chen brings kinetic art to the Yale-NUS community and sparks new ideas through artistic interactions

6 Nov 2020, Yale-NUS College

“What is beside me? What do I see and feel? How do I understand bodily gestures?”

Through his work, Yale-NUS College’s visiting artist Sai Chen (aka Chen Sai Hua Kuan) seeks to engage his audience with these questions.

Sai is at Yale-NUS this semester as part of the College’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Programme. Launched in January 2020, the Programme positions contemporary art as living practice as well as creates art that increases the understanding of China and Chinese culture. A first-of-its-kind artist residency at a liberal arts and sciences college in Asia, the Programme is supported by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation through the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme.