SUSS is deeply appreciative and honoured to be generously gifted a sum of S$500,000 from the Yangzheng Foundation, a privately founded charity, in support of the newly established Yangzheng Foundation Endowed Eldercare Scholarship which aims to nurture a compassionate and multi-disciplinary workforce dedicated to servicing the eldercare community in Singapore.
Owing to a sharp increase in demand for experienced and trained professionals to contribute to the eldercare sector in Singapore, this scholarship is put in place to enable five full-time undergraduates with a remarkable track record of community service and a desire to pursue a profession in eldercare, to train for various functional areas in this sector, from data analytics and finance to human resource management and more.
Setting the new Endowed Eldercare Scholarship in motion was a cheque presentation ceremony held on 30th November 2021 and graced by Mr Patrick Lee, President of the Yangzheng Foundation, and management committee members of the Yangzheng Foundation.
SUSS receives S$500,000 from the Yangzheng Foundation
“The gift from Yangzheng Foundation does a few nice things – it benefits recipients tangibly, it attracts more to come on board to study, it affirms what SUSS has been doing and encourages us to do more, it points to how we can partner together for social good, each contributing its strength and resources, and importantly, it sends a strong signal that the gerontology sector is worthy of support,” shared, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, SUSS President, in his welcome address at the event.
Echoing similar thoughts on the partnership, Mr Patrick Lee, President of the Yangzheng Foundation, added, “The Yangzheng Foundation was established in 1990, with the aim to promote and develop education, as well as contribute to institutions that aid in the social development of our society. It is a pleasure for us to partner with Singapore’s youngest autonomous university to make a serious contribution to workforce renewal in the eldercare sector in Singapore. I look forward to deep collaborations with SUSS in the years to come.”