Singapore President is SIF’s New Patron

Singapore, 16 January 2018 – The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is honoured that Her Excellency Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, has accepted to be its Patron. She succeeds former President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam who was the Foundation’s Patron from November 2011 to August 2017, and the late SR Nathan who supported the SIF for 11 years from January 2001 to August 2011.

President Halimah’s patronage signifies the importance and value placed on the SIF’s work in promoting international understanding and cooperation. Since its inception in 1991, the SIF has dedicated its efforts to strengthening people-to-people ties between Singaporeans and world communities through programmes that enable collaborations for positive change. Its work is enabled by Singaporeans or an active corps of Citizen Ambassadors who work collaboratively alongside Friends of Singapore overseas, to enrich lives and effect positive change in areas such as healthcare, education, arts and culture and business. 

The SIF also thanked former President Dr Tony Tan for his contributions as Patron over the last six years. He took time to visit several SIF’s projects overseas to witness its development impact as well as friendships forged and presided over events to appreciate SIF’s programme partners, donors and volunteers.

 

 

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