CHAN CHIEW PING FUND
The Chan Chiew Ping Fund is dedicated to the memory of the late Madam Chan Chiew Ping and her spirit of humanity and courage. Madam Chan Chiew Ping was the late mother of Ho Ching.
Madam Chan came to Singapore from Taiping, Malaysia after the Second World War. She grew up in an era when most Asian girls did not have the privilege of a formal education. She is remembered for her dedication and devotion to her family, her life-long zeal for living and learning and her helpfulness to those around her. Madam Chan learnt to speak Mandarin by listening to the news on the radio. In her later years, she attended English, gu-zheng and cookery classes at her local community centre until she succumbed to lung cancer in 2005 at the age of 76.
The Chan Chiew Ping Fund offers sponsorship in the following main areas.
In education, the Fund helps bright young women from Singapore and other ASEAN countries realise their potential by providing financial assistance for their studies in Singapore – our sponsorship is in the form of bursaries offered through the polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education.
In the medical field, the Fund has funded lung cancer research and subsidised drug treatment for lung cancer patients.
The family of the late Madam Chan is the principal sponsor of this Fund.
Individuals or organisations who are seeking funds can submit a brief proposal.
LIVES WE HAVE TOUCHED
“I successfully completed my polytechnic education and now work as a System Support Analyst / Developer, putting my IT diploma to good use.” - Ho Jiaxi
I was a recipient of the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary in 2013. My parents are not well-educated and have difficulty finding employment. I started working part-time at the age of 15 and did so even while taking my 'O' levels.
In polytechnic, I felt burdened because the tuition fees were much higher than those in secondary school. I was thankful that bursaries were available to help with my school fees.
In my final year of study, I received the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary which paid for my full tuition fees. This greatly eased my financial burden and I could put aside my part-time work to fully focus on my final year project and modules.
Thanks to Trailblazer Foundation, I successfully completed my polytechnic education and now work as a System Support Analyst / Developer, putting my IT diploma to good use. I am now pursuing a part-time degree with SIM Global Education - University of Wollongong.
“I aspire to become a front office manager in the hotel industry in the future.” - Istiqomah Binte Abd Aziz
My dad passed away last year and my mum is currently working part-time as a school cleaner. My family is trying to get by on our savings. To ease the financial burden for my mum, I provide private tuition to earn some pocket money. My sisters and I are very thankful for the various financial assistance support schemes available in our schools which greatly help with my family’s situation. This leaves my mom with more money for household expenses. With the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary, we need not worry about my tuition fees.
I have always been a friendly and bubbly person. I aspire to become a front office manager in the hotel industry in the future. If possible, I would like to do so via Republic Polytechnic’s “earn and learn” programme where I can pursue a degree while gaining industry experience with collaborating hotels.
I am truly grateful that the bursary has allowed me to pursue my dream of working in the hotel industry.
“I have a strong passion for theatre and hope to be involved in different productions to develop my skills further in the future.” - Nurul Sharmine bte Abdullah
I am a second-year student in the Diploma of Arts and Theatre Management course at Republic Polytechnic. I have a strong passion for theatre and hope to be involved in different productions to develop my skills further in the future.
I would like to express my deepest appreciation towards the Trailblazer Foundation for the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary. I am really grateful for the financial support – with less financial uncertainty, I can focus on my education.
“I always wanted to do something that will make a positive impact on the lives of others.” - Mangaleswari Amman AP Thiyaga
My dream is to be an optometrist. I always wanted to do something that will make a positive impact on the lives of others and I want to do something that I am passionate about.
“I hope to cultivate in young ones the love for learning and allow them to learn through play.” - Nur Shahida Istighfara Binte Sallehen
At ITE, I have learnt skills that will help me in my area of work in the near future. I believe if I try, I can excel in what I am passionate about.
I know that there is much responsibility in teaching young children. However, I know that if I put in my fullest effort, I will be an effective early childhood educator. I also hope to inspire fellow early childhood education practitioners.
I hope to cultivate in young ones the love for learning and allow them to learn through play.
“I hope that one day, I can make my parents and myself proud with my accomplishments.” - Nurul Dhanaria
I am presently in the Chemical Process Technology course at ITE. My interest in this course is what motivates me to excel in my studies. The course has given me the confidence to pursue a career in the chemicals industry.
I truly believe that I can succeed if I persevere. Although I do not come from a well-to-do family and have to work part-time to support myself, this has not stopped me from studying hard and working towards my goals.
I hope that one day, I can make my parents and myself proud with my accomplishments.
“My aspiration is to become a fashion designer and start my own business.” - Su Zarni Hlaing
I am currently studying Fashion Apparel Production and Design at ITE College Central. I will be graduating at the end of 2016. I support my studies by working part-time as a Starhub roadshow promoter. It has been a tough journey for me juggling work and study, but the experience has been enriching.
I am grateful to be awarded the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary. I will cherish the financial support and continue to work hard in my studies. My aspiration is to become a fashion designer and start my own business selling one-of-a-kind made-to-measure garments designed and crafted by myself.
“I aspire to nurture the children and youths in Singapore towards becoming leaders of tomorrow.” - Siti Rasyidah Binte Mohamed Shariff
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with first class honours from University College London. I take great interest in the development of children and is currently doing research work on the language development of children in a psycho-linguistics laboratory at the Nanyang Technological University. I aspire to nurture the children and youths in Singapore towards becoming leaders of tomorrow. I hope to be able to pursue a career in educational policy, to provide a more enriching environment in our schools for the younger generation.
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