Sian Chay Medical Institution is setting up a million dollar bursary gift of love. On November 20, 2020 (Friday), Ms. Liza Boffen-Yordanov, Executive Director of Development Office of Nanyang Technological University, Mr. Eugene Lee, Head, Business and Community Partners, Development Office of Nanyang Technological University, and Mr. Peter Tan, Assistant Director, President’s Office, Nanyang Technological University visited the head office of Sian Chay Medical Institution. Volunteer Executive Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, Toh Soon Huat, JP warmly received them. Joining the meeting is also Sian Chay Secretary, Mr. Jackson Teo.
Sian Chay Medical Institution will sign a memorandum of cooperation with NTU to fund setting up a NTU bursary of $100,000 every year ($1 million for 10 years). The purpose of the bursary is to assist the disadvantaged students of NTU. It is hoped that the donation will ease the financial pressure of the students, and enable them to concentrate their efforts to enter this reputable university and be the pillars of society in the future. In the next 10 years, the donation of $1 million can help 12-14 students. We expect that in 10 years, the Sian Chay Medical Institution Bursary will accumulate to $1 million.
We hope when students enter society to work after graduation, besides focusing on their personal future and building families, we hope they understand the importance of charity to participate in it actively, embrace the noble spirit of paying it forward when they have received kindness, and spread the values and belief of charity They should take up the responsibility to serve the community and help our country to progress.
Sian Chay Medical Institution volunteer Executive Chairman says, “Education influences families, societies, countries, the world, mankind, the universe and nature. Education is about benevolent knowledge and positive energy. Professionalism in education is a must. Education must be aligned with the trend of society and be the special place to groom talents for society. Education is about interaction, learning, upgrading, transforming, moulding of character, and gaining insights into the world.”
Success is not defined by the amount of wealth one has, the amount of power one has, or the status of a person, but by how much a person has done for society, how many people one has helped, how many people one has changed, and how many people have become happy because of this person’s help.
Sian Chay, as a century old TCM charity embraces the 5 core values: “forgiveness, compassion, universal love, gratitude, and blessing” and promotes the beliefs : “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers. Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People”.
We also call on people of all walks of life to support Sian Chay to expand its scope of serving the public, uphold its spirit of serving the public, share the warmth of Sian Chay with the people around us, and jointly cultivate to promote this social enterprise. We look forward to doing good together with you! We also hope that you will share the TCM charity platform of Sian Chay Medical Institution with your relatives, friends, neighbours and those in need! Sian Chay Medical Institution will do our best to serve and warm them with love!