October 2016

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Leading Foundation Teacher Award – Recognising outstanding teachers in early childhood and special needs education

Winners of the 2016 Leading Foundation Teacher Award together with representatives from the Leading Foundation, National Education of Singapore, Ministry of Education and Community Foundation of Singapore.The Leading Foundation Teacher Award was established in 2014 by Lim Siong Guan and Joanne Lim – co-authors of ‘The Leader, The Teacher & You’ and ‘Winning with Honour’ – to honour passionate and dedicated teachers in early childhood and special needs education
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The Straits Times: Teacher gives students with disabilities hope

by Rahimah Rashith, 24 October 2016“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”The ending to beloved children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White gives an apt rendering of the relationship between teacher Jeyaram Kadivan, 34, and his former student, Mr Caleb Tay, now 20. Read Next Over the course of a year in 2009, Mr Jeyaram spent his weekends thumbing over a paperback edition of the novel, scanning each page in
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Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre – Letter to a donor

Dear Donor, Thank you for your support of Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre. We recently attended a graduation ceremony there and would like to share with you how it went. Read Next A was accepted into Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre in December 2014. She had severe anger management issues, emotional outbursts and made various attempts to run away from the home. Six months after entering Dayspring, she was so touched by the concern shown by the carers, counsellors and resid
a picture of two teachers holding The Leading Foundation Teacher Award

联合早报: 领导基金会教师奖得主: 激发特需学生学习兴趣比成绩更重要

胡洁梅 18 October 2016特别学校教师郭正才利用乐高让学生创作动画,也利用机器人等来提高学生的学习兴趣。对他而言,学生享受学习过程并从中激发他们的好奇心,这比学生的成品更为重要。郭正才(33岁)在特别需求者协会东陵学校(APSN Tanglin School)任教,是今年领导基金会教师奖的得主之一。 Read Next 领导基金会教师奖(The Leading Foundation Teacher
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International Women’s Forum Singapore: Empowering young women for a better future

They may come from disadvantaged families, juggling work with school, but that has not stopped them from pursuing their dreams or even helping others. For this, ten young women were presented with the 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF)’s Education Grants on 30 September.Managed by the Community Foundation of Singapore, the IWF Education Grants support young women who are currently pursuing a diploma or degree in local polytechnics or universities but face challenges i
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Epoch Times: Corporate philanthropy? When a company truly cares

By Li Yen, October 2016Download Epoch Times article – ‘Corporate Philanthropy? When a Company Truly Cares’Corporate giving, or corporate philanthropy, has been gaining momentum in the Republic over the past decade, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong in parliament on Nov 3, 2014. Donations by corporations to Institutions of a Public Character (IPC) have increased two-fold from S$325 million in 2004 to S$644.4 million in 2013, he added. R
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The Straits Times: She helps pupils with special needs cope in school

by Nur Syahiidah Zainal, 3 October 2016Just as school starts to wind down in the last quarter, Madam Tutek Alauyah Amir’s work picks up speed.Her mind skips ahead to new pupils entering Tampines Primary School next year – specifically the ones with special needs like dyslexia, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – that she is gearing up to help. Read Next For her dedication, the 56-year- old, an allied educator for learning and behavioura
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