TCTF CEO, Ms Yap Su-Yin, giving a welcome speech to the audience.

TCTF-NAFA Scholar, Ms Tran Thanh Xuan, playing a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' piece while a video of More Than Words activities was played.

A group shot of all the performers and trainers on stage after a successful showcase!

Guests looking at the exhibition panels showcasing the different activities our More Than Words programme has.

A group shot of the team with some of our volunteers to end the day.

Cherish Your Dreams

11 Sep 2014

To celebrate the foundation’s More Than Words journey in 2014, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation organized a “More Than Words 2014 – Cherish Your Dreams” performance at Nanyang Auditorium, NTU on Thursday, 11 September 2014.

The performance at NTU was attended by our council member, Mr Chew Kwee San, and advisor, Mr Eric Teng, together with over 750 guests from more than 40 organisations. It was the culmination of 140 hours of training sessions in storytelling, writing, music, dance and drama for children at various TCTF-supported charities across Singapore. For most of these young performers, it was their “stage debut” and what made it sweeter was having their families rooting for them from among an audience of several hundred people.

During the performance, we also launched our More Than Words publication. Our budding writers reimagined what Singapore would be like in a hundred years, and shared their hopes and vision of what home would be in this future. The culmination of the children’s creative contributions and illustrations lies within the covers of the publication entitled, “Singapore 2114: My Dream, Our Future”.

With some 500 children converging, the normally formal NTU foyer was transformed into a playground brimming with children eating, some dancing, reading and playing. As the event drew to a close, we were happy to see our guests leaving with wide smiles on their faces.