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New Creative Challenge to Elevate State of Play

Presented as part of an inaugural creative innovation programme by the British Council, the StartWell Challenge is an international competition to develop new playground and playspace concepts for the 21st century. The Challenge will reach out to creative communities in 15 countries (Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the UK). 

  The Nation – 23 November 2014

End-of-life care in Taiwan

The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao went on a study trip arranged by the Foundation to examine the state of hospice palliative care in Taiwan. Taiwan emerged top in Asia in the 2010 Quality of Death Index that ranks end-of-life care across the world. 

  The Straits Times – 11 October 2014
  Lianhe Zaobao – 5 October 2014

New Community Campaign to Start Early Childhood Well

The Lien Foundation kicks off a new initiative, StartWell, with a series of ground-up initiatives to rethink the priorities of childhood in Singapore on the eve of Children's Day. The first project, Superhero Me, facilitated by Logue and In Merry Motion, is a values-based craft project for preschool children at Care Corner (Leng Kee). Upcoming initiatives include a parents' college and a preschool to support mainstream children and those with special needs. 

  The Straits Times – 3 October 2014
  TODAY – 3 October 2014
  The New Paper – 3 October 2014
  Lianhe Zaobao – 3 October 2014
  Singapore Motherhood – 3 October 2014
  Channel NewsAsia – 3 October 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 2 October 2014
  Channel NewsAsia – 2 October 2014
  Channel 8 News – 2 October 2014
  Capital 958 – 2 October 2014

"Die-logues" in the neighbourhood

Together with Ang Chin Moh Foundation, both Foundations brought BOTH SIDES, NOW, an immersive arts experience to the Singapore heartlands. The community fair provided a platform for individuals and families to reflect on important end-of-life matters. Produced by Drama Box and ArtsWok, this project is supported by the Ministry of Health and community partners. 

•  Shin Min Daily News – 28 September 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 26 September 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 25 September 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 22 September 2014

  Shin Min Daily News – 21 September 2014
  The New Paper – 20 September 2014
  Lianhe Zaobao – 20 September 2014
  TODAY – 20 September 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 20 September 2014
  TODAY – 19 September 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 19 September 2014
  Channel NewsAsia – 19 September 2014
  Channel 8 News – 19 September 2014
  Capital 958 – 19 September 2014
  ehospice – 19 September 2014
  Shin Min Daily News – 17 September 2014

Redefining preschool spaces

The Foundation and Lekker Architects conceptualized preschools in 10 underutilised and ubiquitous sites in Singapore. The resulting book, A Different Class: Preschool Spaces Redefined, aims to spur conversation about the siting and design of memorable preschools.

•  Cubes – December 2014
•  The Straits Times – 27 October 2014
•  Cromly – 29 September 2014
•  D-D.sg – 15 September 2014
•  Young Parents – September 2014
•  TODAY – 15 September 2014
•  The Sunday Times – 14 September 2014
•  The New Paper – 14 September 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 14 September 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 14 September 2014
•  Singapore Motherhood – 14 September 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 13 September 2014
•  Channel 5 News – 13 September 2014
•  Channel 8 News – 13 September 2014
•  Channel U News – 13 September 2014

Hands-on training and mentoring for preschool teachers

In a partnership with St James' Church Kindergarten, both organisations started Singapore's first preschool practicum centre to enhance the practicum attachment of trainee preschool teachers, and provide them a firm foundation as they start on their ECE journey. The centre is sited at the kindergarten's Harding campus, the largest single campus preschool in Singapore by enrolment. 

•  The Straits Times – 13 August 2014
 TODAY – 13 August 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 13 August 2014
•  Tamil Murasu – 13 August 2014
•  Shinmin Daily News – 12 August 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 12 August 2014
•  938 Live – 12 August 2014
•  Capital 958 – 12 August 2014

Engineering for Good

A partnership with Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute at NTU, the "Lien Environmental Fellowship hosted researchers from developing nations in Asia in projects to improve water & sanitation. One such project was to survey and improve the water quality of Kandy Lake in Sri Lanka, a UNESCO world heritage site. 

•  The Straits Times – 11 August 2014

What Healthcare Professionals Say about Care of the Dying

Following the dissemination of a death attitudes survey of the public, the Foundation released the findings of a survey with over 200 doctors and nurses in Singapore. The survey found that while doctors and nurses generally valued the importance of hospice palliative care, they reported inadequacies in their basic medical/nursing education in supporting dying patients.

•  Channel NewsAsia – 20 June 2014
•  The Straits Times – 19 June 2014
•  The New Paper – 19 June 2014
•  TODAY – 19 June 2014
•  My Paper – 19 June 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 19 June 2014
•  938 Live – 19 June 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 18 June 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 18 June 2014
•  Channel 5 News – 18 June 2014
•  938 Live – 18 June 2014
•  Capital 958 – 18 June 2014

Singapore's first end-of-life edutainment go into the community

Together with Ang Chin Moh Foundation, both Foundations initiate their fourth joint project "Die Die Must Say", a campaign to foster conversations about death & dying using getais, the Chinese media and radio. Getai veterans Wang Lei and Li Ruping from Lex Entertainment hosted five shows over five weeks to bring end-of-life conversations into the community, supported by a Mandarin hotline manned by volunteers from Care Corner Counselling Centre. 

•  Shin Min Daily News – 5 June 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 4 June 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 3 June 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 26 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 25 May 2014
•  My Paper – 20 May 2014
•  Channel 8 News – 18 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 17 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 16 May 2014
•  Frontline, Channel 8 – 16 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 15 May 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 14 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 14 May 2014
•  The New Paper – 13 May 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 12 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 12 May 2014
•  Lianhe Wanbao – 12 May 2014
•  Guang Ming Daily – 12 May 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 11 May 2014
•  Channel 8 News – 11 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 11 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 10 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 9 May 2014
•  The Straits Times – 7 May 2014
•  My Paper – 7 May 2014
•  TODAY – 7 May 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 7 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 7 May 2014
•  TODAY – 6 May 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 6 May 2014
•  Lianhe Wanbao – 6 May 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 6 May 2014
•  Channel 5 News – 6 May 2014
•  Channel 8 News – 6 May 2014
•  China Press – 6 May 2014
•  938 Live – 6 May 2014
•  Capital 958 – 6 May 2014

Majority of Singaporean prefer to die at home

A follow-up to an earlier survey in 2009, the Lien Foundation commissioned Blackbox Research to conduct a survey which revealed that while nearly 8 in 10 Singaporeans wish to die at home, less than a third of deaths take place at home. Over 1,000 people participated in the survey which also examined awareness and receptivity towards hospice palliative care, and attitudes towards death & dying. 

•  SgPlus, Channel NewsAsia – 10 June 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 3 May 2014
•  The Straits Times – 9 April 2014
•  The New Paper – 9 April 2014
•   My Paper – 9 April 2014
•  TODAY – 9 April 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 9 April 2014
•  Shin Min Daily News – 9 April 2014
•  Tamil Murasu – 9 April 2014
•  Malaysia Chronicle – 9 April 2014
•  938 Live – 9 April 2014
•  Gold FM – 9 April 2014
•  Warna 94.2 – 9 April 2014
•  TODAY – 9 April 2014
•  Yahoo News – 9 April 2014
•  Bernama – 8 April 2014
•  Channel NewsAsia – 8 April 2014
•  Channel 5 News – 8 April 2014
•  Channel 8 News – 8 April 2014
•  Suria News – 8 April 2014
•  Vasantham News – 8 April 2014
•  938 Live – 8 April 2014
•  Capital 958 – 8 April 2014
•  Warna 94.2 – 8 April 2014

Building relationships with young children in infact care centres

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation as part of its collaboration with NTUC First Campus, SEED Institute announced the first of three key research studies in this collaboration. "Zero to Three" is a research project that examines how a relationships-based curriculum influences child development, and the feasibility of such a curriculum in manpower-scarce Singapore for infants, toddlers and children up to age 3 years.

•  The Straits Times – 31 March 2014
•  TODAY – 31 March 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 31 March 2014

Advancing Care for the Dying in Asia

Together with the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care continues its reach to build palliative care capabilities in four Asian countries. In the current year, it started its first foray into Sri Lanka, the third country it operates in after Myanmar and Bangladesh. 

•  The New Paper – 30 March 2014
•  The Straits Times – 25 March 2014
•  Tamil Murasu – 25 March 2014

Quality care around the child

The Circle of Care programme with Care Corner is a holistic programme that puts together social work, learning support, parental engagement and high quality preschool curriculum. Into its second year, the programme reported on progress made in reaching out to children from disadvantaged families.

•  The Straits Times – 30 March 2014
•  The Straits Times – 19 March 2014
•  TODAY – 19 March 2014
 Lianhe Zaobao – 19 March 2014

Case for medical ethics in healthcare practices

Led by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics in partnership with The Hastings Center and University of Oxford’s Ethox Centre, the online casebook, Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families: A Singapore Casebook drew on the inputs of over 50 healthcare professionals. The casebook was put together as a practical resource to facilitate reflection and discussion through common ethically challenging scenarios. 

•  TODAY – 15 January 2014
•  Lianhe Zaobao – 15 January 2014

Preschool Diversity

Supported by the Lien Foundation, TODAY looks at the preschool systems in five Asian countries and the lessons that can be drawn from these countries. In 2013, they have examined Hong Kong, Seoul, and Shanghai.

•  TODAY – 20 February 2014 (Across 5 countries)
•  TODAY – 24 January 2014 (Japan)
•  TODAY – 6 January 2014 (Taiwan

New model preschool opens its doors

Part of a unique social sector collaboration with NTUC First Campus, one of the two model preschools under this collaboration has started operations. Sited on a former bus interchange and located beside an eldercare centre, the preschool will pilot new teaching methods such as the use of IT, and new programmes to promote parent-teacher engagement. 

•  The Straits Times – 3 January 2014

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Respite from Dusk to Dawn

In partnership with St. Joseph's Home, Dusk to Dawn is a night respite service to support caregivers of patients with dementia suffering from sun-downing syndrome. The service helps patients adjust their sleep patterns through personalised care and activities, while providing caregivers with much-needed rest during the night. 

•    Frontline, Channel 8 – 20 December 2013
•    The Straits Times – 16 December 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 16 December 2013
•    My Paper – 16 December 2013

NTU set up Environment Centre in Laos

The Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Laos (NUOL) are setting up an environmental management studies centre in Vientiane. Led by a Lien Environmental Fellow from NUOL, the partnership between both Universities include joint research projects on wastewater treatment, water quality management, and health and sanitation, as well as student and staff exchanges. 

•    The Business Times – 27 November 2013

Looking through Both Sides

A joint project with ACM FoundationBOTH SIDES, NOW is an on-site immersive arts experience at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital designed to create awareness, encourage reflection and spur end-of-life conversations amongst the general public, caregivers and healthcare professionals. 

The work is produced by ArtsWok and Drama Box, in collaboration with Alexandra Health and supported by the National Arts Council. The project marks the first time that an arts-based civic engagement approach is used for end-of-life education, and presented in all four major languages. 

TODAY – 5 December 2013
938 Live – 2 December 2013
The Straits Times – 19 November 2013*
TODAY – 19 November 2013
Lianhe Zaobao – 19 November 2013
938 Live – 19 November 2013
Shinmin Daily – 18 November 2013
Channel NewsAsia – 18 November 2013
Singapore Connect, Channel NewsAsia – 18 November 2013
Capital 958 – 18 November 2013
Ria 94.2 – 18 November 2013

Deathly Designs

Jointly organised with ACM Foundation and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the first ever Design for Death competition drew over 1,300 entries from over 90 countries who re-imagine and re-interpret deathcare of the future. The winners received their prizes at the 2013 NFDA and Conference in Austin, Texas, as well as shared their concepts with participants at the event. 

•    ConnectingDirectors.com – 11 November 2013
•    RGsquared – 30 October 2013
•    Associations Now – 29 October 2013
•    Hyperallergic – 28 October 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 27 October 2013
•    The Straits Times – 26 October 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 26 October 2013
•    Reuters – 23 October 2013
•    ITN News – 23 October 2013
•    The Straits Times – 23 October 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 23 October 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 22 October 2013

Learning, the Finnish Way

In a recent study trip supported by the Lien Foundation, The Sunday Times examined the Finnish preschool system, speaking to experts to understand the key attributes to their success in combining educational quality with equity. 
•    The Sunday Times – 29 September 2013

Study suggests hospices can be better designed

Commissioned by Lien Foundation and ACM Foundation, the "Hospitable Hospice" Handbook" developed by healthcare design consultancy,fuelfor, examined the inpatient hospice experience in Singapore and propose new concepts and design principles for tomorrow’s hospices and eldercare facilities. 

•    The Straits Times – 25 September 2013
•    The New Paper – 25 September 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 25 September 2013
•    TODAY – 25 September 2013
•    Capital 958 – 24 September 2013

Preschool Diversity

Supported by the Lien Foundation, TODAY looks at the preschool systems in five Asian countries and the lessons that can be drawn from these countries. 

•    TODAY – 21 November 2013 (Seoul)
•    TODAY – 24 October 2013 (Shanghai)
•    TODAY – 24 September 2013 (Hong Kong)

Two model preschools to push boundaries

The Lien Foundation and NTUC First Campus announced unique social sector partnership to improve quality and innovation of Singapore's preschool sector. Amongst the various initiatives, two model preschools would be set up to influence the design of future preschools and enhance teachers’ training. 

•    Berita Harian – 12 September
•    The Straits Times – 11 September 2013
•    TODAY – 11 September 2013
•    The New Paper – 11 September 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 11 September 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 10 September 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 10 September 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 10 September 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 5 News – 10 September 2013
•    938 Live – 10 September 2013
•    Capital 958 – 10 September 2013

Cost of low trust in preschool education

In an editorial on why Finland has fared well in the Starting Well study, the author opined that crucial lesson that Singapore can draw from is in developing the trust level in the parent-teacher partnership, which to a larger extent reflects the social capital in the country. 

The Straits Times – 6 September 2013

Starting Well in Life

The Lien Foundation was featured in a special issue on preschool education in EduNation which is published by World Scientific. In the issue, the Editor, spoke about the poor ranking of Singapore in the Starting Well study which precipitated attention and other developments in the preschool sector. 

EduNation – Issue 5 (Sep – Oct)
EduNation – Issue 4 (Jul – Aug)

Quality of Dying

The Quality of Death study commissioned by the Foundation in 2010 was cited in a feature on the lack of discussion about death in Japan as shared by the personal experience of the writer. 

Bloomberg – 24 July 2013

Road into history

A new book features Singapore street names and some of Singapore’s pioneers whom they were named after, including the Lien Ying Chow Drive in NTU. 

•  The Straits Times – 8 July 2013

Water for Hope

Mr Koh Lian Hock, CEO of Lien AID, was profiled for the organisation’s works to bring clean water and sanitation to poor communities in Asia. 

•    TODAY – 6 July 2013
•    The Edge, Singapore – June 24 2013

Advancing Care for the Dying in Asia

Together with the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, the Lien Foundation launched its first regional palliative care programme – the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – to pioneer palliative care capabilities in four Asian countries, beginning with Myanmar and Bangladesh. 

Myanmar News – 10 July 2013
Channel NewsAsia – 8 July 2013
The Straits Times – 24 June 2013

Designing for Death

A joint initiative between the Lien Foundation and ACM Foundation, the inaugural Design for Death competition aimed to reimagine deathcare. Over 700 designers worldwide participated and shared their ideas on how the dead will be treated and remembered. 

•    CNET – 2 August 2013
•    Positive Magazine – 29 June 2013
•    The New Paper – 28 June 2013
•    938 Live News Feature – 27 June 2013
•    Gizmodo – 17 June 2013
•    The Straits Times – 17 June 2013
•    ZB Now, Lianhe Zaobao – 16 June 2013
•    The Straits Times – 12 June 2013
•    TODAY – 12 June 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 12 June 2013
•    Bernama – 12 June 2013
•    Singapore Connect, Channel NewsAsia – 12 June 2013
•    Capital 958 – 12 June 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 11 June 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 11 June 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 11 June 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 11 June 2013
•    Capital 958 – 11 June 2013
•    938Live – 11 June 2013
•    The Times of India Crest Edition – 6 April 2013
•    CreativeHunt – 7 February 2013
•    Engineering and Technology Magazine – 6 February 2013

Holistic views of long-term eldercare systems needed

Commissioned by the Lien Foundation & developed by KPMG, the new report "An Uncertain Age: Reimagining Long-Term Care in the 21st Century" looked into the challenges of the global ageing threat and identified areas of actions to shape long-term eldercare. 

•    The Guardian–27 August 2013
•    Malaysia Sun – 27 August 2013
•    Philippine Times – 27 August 2013
•    Cambodian Times – 27 August 2013
•    Investor Today – 21 August 2013
•    MSN UK – 14 August 2013
•    The Gulf Today – 14 August 2013
•    Lancashire Telegraph – 14 August 2013
•    AOL Money UK – 13 August 2013
•    Commissioning.GP – 13 August 2013
•    Health Service Journal – 13 August 2013
•    Nursing Times – 13 August 2013
•    Daily Mirror – 13 August 2013
•    Times of London – 13 August 2013
•    The Independent – 13 August 2013
•    Cambridge Evening News – 13 August 2013
•    Nigeria News – 12 August 2013
•    Careinfo.org – 12 August 2013
•    Express Healthcare – 5 August 2013
•    ACSWA – 11 July 2013
•    Advisor.ca – 11 July 2013
•    Mondaq – 12 June 2013
•    Bloomberg BNA – 12 June 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 29 May 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 25 May 2013
•    The Straits Times – 24 May 2013
•    The Straits Times – 22 May 2013
•    The Business Times – 22 May 2013
•    TODAY – 22 May 2013
•    The New Paper – 22 May 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 22 May 2013
•    Channel NewsAsia – 21 May 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 5 News – 21 May 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 21 May 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel U News – 21 May 2013
•    938Live – 21 May 2013
•    Class FM – 21 May 2013
•    Gold 90.5FM – 21 May 2013
•    Ria 89.7FM – 21 May 2013
•    Warna 94.2FM – 21 May 2013

Entrepreneurial Philanthropy

A new working paper released by the NUS’ Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy profiled organisations such as the Lien Foundation who took a more engaged approach towards philanthropy. 

•    Lianhe Zaobao – 10 May 2013
•    The Straits Times – 9 May 2013
•    The Business Times – 9 May 2013

Celebrating the lives of loved ones

The Foundation partnered Mandate Advertising International in the Obitcheery initiative as part of the Life Before Death campaign to transform the way obituaries and in memoriams are featured in the newspapers. The website also hosts in memoriams designed by students from NAFA and other activities for the public to pay tribute to their love ones who have passed on. 

•    Ad Asia – 19 August 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 18 August 2013
•    TODAY – 13 August 2013
•    TODAY – 7 August 2013
•    Adobo Magazine – 5 August 2013
•    The Straits Times – 23 July 2013
•    Lianhe Wanbao – 14 April 2013
•    Capital 958 – 12 April 2013
•    The Sunday Times – 7 April 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 7 April 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 7 April 2013

IT transforming Singapore's nursing homes

The Lien Foundation announced its healthcare IT initiative for seven non-profit nursing homes. Already implemented by PulseSync at Peacehaven Nursing Home and Peacehaven Bedok Multi-Service Centre, Project IngoT II has been shown to help improve productivity, streamline processes and improve patient care. 

•    Channel NewsAsia – 24 May 2013
•    The Business Times – 1 April 2013
•    Xinhuanet – 29 March 2013
•    DigitalOne – 29 March 2013
•    Techgoondu.com – 29 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 27 March 2013
•    TODAY – 27 March 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 27 March 2013
•    MIS Asia – 27 March 2013
•    Computerworld – 27 March 2013
•    Shin Min Daily News – 26 March 2013
•    Mediacorp Channel 8 News – 26 March 2013

Compassion in the face of death

After Cicely, a documentary commissioned by the Lien Foundation to mark International Women’s Day 2013, followed five inspiring women in Asia who brings care, comfort and compassion to the dying & their families. 

•    The Straits Times – 7 September 2013
•    Capital 958 – 6 May to 10 May 2013
•    POSKOD.SG – 5 May 2013
•    MongolNews – 15 March 2013
•    TODAY – 14 March 2013
•    Mother & Baby – March 2013
•    WOW Club, 938Live – 12 March 2013
•    Silver Lining – 11 March 2013
•    Lianhe Zaobao – 8 March 2013
•    AM Live!, Channel NewsAsia – 8 March 2013
•    Good Morning Singapore – 8 March 2013
•    BBC World News – 8 March 201
•    Central News Agency – 8 March 2013
•    ehospice – 8 March 2013
•    Vietnam Television – 8 March 2013
•    Hoa Hoc Tro Magazine – 8 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 7 March 2013
•    TODAY – 7 March 2013
•    Capital 958 – – 7 March 2013
•    Time Out Singapore – 6 March 2013
•    The Business Times – 1 March 2013
•    Time Out Singapore – 21 February 2013

Enabling Elvis

Together with Care Corner, the Lien Foundation launched the Circle of Care initiative – Singapore’s first holistic model of care for preschoolers-at-risk, putting together social work, learning support, health services, parental engagement, and high quality early childhood education. 

•    Talking Point, Channel NewsAsia – 10 July 2013
•    The Straits Times – 28 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 26 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 14 March 2013
•    The Straits Times – 1 March 2013
•    Good Morning Singapore – 1 March 2013
•    Edvantage – 23 February 2013
•    The Straits Times – 23 February 2013
•    Capital 958 – 23 February 2013

PUB funds SJWP winning project in trial

The 2012 Singapore Junior Water Prize project – organized by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and supported by Lien Foundation – was awarded funding of $43,000 by PUB for a mainstream trial. The project, using bentonite clay to remove pollutants, also won the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize. 

•    The Straits Times – 18 February 2013

Little Steps to Starting Well

Access to quality preschool education can influence latter years’ success as demonstrated by an increasing trend of public provision of preschool education. The Starting Well Index commissioned by the Lien Foundation to benchmark early education in 45 countries was cited as one of the key research pieces that put the spotlight on this issue. 

•  The Economist – 9 February 2013

Starting and Ending Well

The Lien Foundation CEO, Mr Lee Poh Wah, was featured in the Long Interview on how he wants all Singaporeans to have access to quality preschool education, and a good death. 

•    Forum, The Straits Times – 16 April 2013
•    AsiaOne – 13 January 2013
•    The Straits Times – 11 January 2013

Government to take on more active role in preschool sector

Following from studies on preschool education released by the Lien Foundation in 2012, the government announced initiatives to improve preschool education in Singapore. These include the formation of a new statutory board to oversee preschool education, and looking into more effective and learning strategies. 

•    TODAY – 15 July 2013
•    The Straits Times – 4 April 2013
•    TODAY – 28 March 2013
•    The Business Times – 27 February 2013
•    The Straits Times – 26 February 2013
•    The Straits Times – 5 January 2013