Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Over 140 Honoured at YMCA Awards 2016

It was a night dedicated to recognise outstanding volunteerism and philanthropy as YMCA of Singapore honoured over 140 individuals, educational institutions and corporations at the YMCA Awards 2016. Mr Chew Kwee San, President, YMCA of Singapore, hosted the event and met volunteers and donors who had given their time, effort and financial support to touch lives and lift spirits of the less privileged.

“The spirit of volunteering is the vital key to a strong civil society. We’ve been inspired by the stories of service we’ve seen throughout the past year and hope their example will encourage others to lead and serve the communities too. We would like to thank all volunteers, donors and partners for sharing in our mission,” said Mr Chew.

Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner, Ms Tan Huiping was 20 years old when she first set foot in Sichuan, China in April 2013. A final year student at Temasek Polytechnic, she was encouraged by a schoolmate and lecturer to join them for an overseas community trip to help rebuild lives of the Sichuan earthquake survivors. Expecting to change the lives of people she helped, she never once thought that her life would be changed too.

“Spending one week at Sichuan gave me experiences which have undoubtedly changed me for the better. I remember meeting an earthquake survivor who lost all her family members to the Sichuan earthquake. Despite that, she turned her grief into helping other earthquake survivors by setting up homes to provide shelter and food for the children, and a skills centre to help adults who lost their limbs. At that moment I truly understood the fragility of life, and told myself that so long as it is within my means, I will try my best to reach out and help those in need,” said Huiping.

Another award recipient is Sean Ng, who devotes his time to plan and execute confidence building activities at Y Camp Challenge, a quarterly outdoor adventure camps for intellectually and physically challenged individuals organised by YMCA. Eddy Han who participated in YMCA’S International Service Programme, leading teams of volunteers to Cambodia and Indonesia to help improve healthcare, education and infrastructures will also be receiving the award. All three individuals were chosen for making contributions beyond their volunteer job description and inspiring others through their voluntary work.

Besides the Outstanding Volunteer Award, nine other awards – which include Individual Special Mention Award, Corporate Special Mention Award, Sustained Volunteerism Award, Sustained Corporate Volunteerism Award, Team Award, Educational Institution Appreciation Award, Benefactor Award, Outstanding Volunteer Award and Outstanding Corporate Award were presented.

The full list of Award recipients are as follows:

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Eddy Han
Sean Ng Poh Hwee
Tan Hui Ping

Individual Special Mention Award
Andrew Tang Wei Ming
Ang Wee Xin Aaron
Celine Tay
Chaiw Woi Leng Crystal
Chen Siru
Cheng Kwei Chai
Chu Jincong
Chua Wai Xiang
Corrinne Kang Kai Ying
Delphine Phua Yee Min
Doreen Khin Zaw
Esther Chew Yin Hui
Florence Woo
Goh Chong Ren
Hazmi Aris Bin Hazam Aris
Ho Wai Min
How Xing Quan
Ignatius Pang Yan Xun
Ivan Tang
Ivan Toh Jun Liang
Joanne Koh Tse Ting
Kasi Gopikanna Nadarajan
Koh Da Yuan
Koh Jun Shyang
Kok Li Ting
Kok Ziyu
Lam Jing Hui
Lam Weibin Glynis
Lau Shao Wei
Lee Zhen Zhen
Lei Hanming
Leo Sam Peng
Leroy Chua Zhe Yu
Lim Jia En
Loh Wei Ting Charlene
Lynette Chang
Lynette Tan
Mabel Ong Pei Yu
Mohamed Gazalli Bin Abdul Malik
Ng Han Meng Thomas
Ng Yen Siang
Ng Yiling
Nicole Yee Hui Min
Pang Jing Yi Jinny
Quak Yong Sheng
Roxanne Heng Manching
Saravanan s/o Kurusamy
Soh Jun Ming
Tan Chew Thing Alicia
Tan Jing Qun
Tan Kar Wee
Tan Li Yin
Tan Wen Ying Gio
Tan Yen Ting
Tan Yong Kiong Alson
Tay Kun Wei
Teo Jia Min Jasmine
Teo Yong Hao
Timothy Chua Cheng Jie
Timothy Ong Zhi Hao
Tran Anh Phuong
Vivian Hu Huimin
Wong Pei Zheng Joycelin
Wu Ziyu
Xue Kai
Yeo Khai Sern
Yeo Min
Yeo Yet Han John
Yeong Hui Ting
Yvonne Ang Jie Ling
Zhao Yiqing

Corporate Special Mention Award
3M Singapore
Ciseern by Designer Furnishings Pte Ltd
Citi Singapore
Credit Suisse
DHL Global Mail (Singapore) Pte Ltd
ESRI Singapore Pte Ltd
Foo Kon Tan LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Superior Multi Packaging Ltd (SMPL)
United Parcel Service Pte Ltd
Y's Men's Club

Sustained Volunteerism Award
Au Zhen Yuan
Carlo Noel Custodio
Do My Hanh
Esther Tay Yan Peng
How Zhi Yong
Kok Ziyu
Leong Wai Kit
Lim Xin Ying
Lin Wei Jie
Loh Vee Tik
Pang Wen Xiang
Terence Khoo Kang Ming
Toh Kian Beng
Wong Fung Shing
Wun Pak Kai
Yin Shi Yuan
Zhang Ning Xin

Sustained Corporate Volunteerism Award
Citi Singapore
Foo Kon Tan LLP

Team Award
National Junior College Guitar Club
Singapore Industry Scholarship (SgIS)
SUTD Rotaract Club

Educational Institution Appreciation Award
Dunman High School
Hwa Chong Institution
ITE College West
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
National University of Singapore
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Singapore Management University
Temasek Junior College
Victoria Junior College

Benefector Award

Gold Benefactor
Citi Foundation
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
Tote Board

Silver Benefactor
Lee Foundation
NTUC Fairprice Foundation Limited

Bronze Benefactor
3C Builders Pte Ltd
AP Oil International Limited
Chew Gek Khim
Chew Kwee San
Citi Singapore
Credit Suisse AG
DBS Bank Ltd
Eric Teng Heng Chew
Evelyn Ng Lee Mian
Goh Yew Lin
Ivan Chan Lui Ming
Leslie Wong Kin Wah
Megaworld Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
Ooi Boon Hoe
OUE Limited
Pei Hwa Foundation Limited
Peter Tay Yew Beng
ST Telemedia
The Community Foundation Of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Pte Ltd
Wee Wei Ling

Corporate Volunteerism Award (Special Mention)
3M Singapore
Ciseern by Designer Furnishings Pte Ltd
Citi Singapore
Credit Suisse
DHL Global Mail (Singapore) Pte Ltd
ESRI Singapore Pte Ltd
Foo Kon Tan LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Superior Multi Packaging Ltd (SMPL)
United Parcel Service Pte Ltd
Y's Men's Club

Outstanding Corporate Award
NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd

YMCA of Singapore aims to promote volunteerism and develop volunteer capability through the YMCA-LIM Kim San Volunteers Programme. The Programme aims to build a well-trained and sustainable community of volunteers to deliver community service programmes with excellence. It also aims to recognise volunteers who sacrifice time and effort to serve the less-privileged and facilitates corporations in giving back to the community.

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