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 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 would like to give back to the society as I enjoy helping people and touching lives.” - Huan Hwee Cheng
I graduated from Higher Nitec in Accounting from ITE College West and is waiting for my acceptance into Polytechnic.
I am very grateful for the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary, which I received in year 2018. With the Bursary, I was able to get the resources needed for school to study more effectively and productively. In the future, I would like to give back to the society as I enjoy helping people and touching lives.
“I aspire to start my career at a global IT organisation after internship!” - Lim Jia Hui
Having come from a single low-income family, I deeply appreciate my school for extending the financial assistance to me. My family places my education as the top priority and does not allow me to work part-time to alleviate the family's financial woes. I was very blessed to receive the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary.
The award had supplemented my daily expenses and allowed me to focus on my studies. I graduated from ITE College East with a Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security with a GPA of 3.230. Currently I am in my 3rd year pursuing Diploma in Electronics and Computer Engineering course. I will be starting my internship at Equinix, a global IT organisation after the school vacation. With this head start, I aspire to embark on my career with Equinix after my graduation.
“I have a strong passion in environmental science and aspire to be a teacher to educate youths regarding the environment and create a positive lasting impact on them.” - Nur Batrisya Natasha Binte Abdullah
I am a second-year student pursuing the Diploma of Environmental Science in Republic Polytechnic. I have a strong passion in environmental science and aspire to be a teacher to educate youths regarding the environment and create a positive lasting impact on them.
The Chan Chiew Ping Bursary has greatly eased my family's financial burden and allowed me to focus on my studies. I would like to express my deepest appreciation towards the Trailblazer - Chan Chiew Ping Fund for the financial aid.
“The bursary has definitely helped me defray my daily expenses and also improved my family’s financial situation so I can focus on my education.” - Nur Farzana Binte Mohd Kamal
I grew up in a single parent family. My mother suffers from asthma and is unable to work. To ease the financial burden for my mother, my sister and I had to work to support ourselves and to provide for the family. However, due to our hectic school schedules, we had to quit our jobs.
We also helped to take care of my niece as my mother's condition is deteriorating and she is unable to perform any vigorous work.
My family and I would like to sincerely thank the Trailblazer - Chan Chiew Ping Fund for awarding me the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary. The bursary has definitely helped me defray my daily expenses and also improved my family’s financial situation so I can focus on my education.
“I dream to create a secure business that caters to building set, staging and props ranging from Film to Theatre Productions!” - Nur Syairah Binte Khamis
Being the breadwinner and having to juggle 2 jobs, school as well as domestic issues with an elderly parent can be taxing for anybody, more so for students. It takes a great amount of discipline and drive to push on when situations like this comes across. Not only did I receive support from my ITE Lecturers, I have also been privileged enough to receive the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary in 2017. It allowed me to fund my financial needs, took some load off my shoulders and helped me to focus slightly better on my studies. This in a way had allowed me to keep earning my Director's List throughout my journey in ITE.
I am now a year 2 student at the LaSalle College of the Arts studying Theatre Production and Management. As there are scarce theatre building companies in Singapore, my dream would be to create a secure business that caters to building set, staging and props for both the experienced and inexperienced, ranging from film to theatre productions. While that is still a long way to go, my short-term goal would be working towards the route of a scenic painter. Overall, I am most grateful for the help of the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary for what it had offered me.
“This bursary has motivated me to study harder and I hope that I will be able to contribute back to the community in the future.” - Nur Syairah Binte Sasman
I am a second-year student pursuing the Diploma in Biomedical Science in Republic Polytechnic.
My mother is a kidney patient who undergoes peritoneal dialysis daily and my elder brother is a special needs student. My father, being the sole breadwinner of the family, has to shoulder all our financial needs and the Chan Chiew Ping Bursary has greatly reduced our financial strain.
This bursary has motivated me to study harder and I hope that I will be able to contribute back to the community in the future. I would like to express my gratitude towards the Trailblazer - Chan Chiew Ping Fund for the financial support.
“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 Binte 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.