About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Before joining the National Arts Council, where Paul Tan is currently Deputy CEO, he was a broadcast journalist and also worked at the Singapore Tourism Board rolling out public campaigns. His involvement in the Singapore arts scene - as programmer, administrator, writer or simply a member of the audience - spans years. Today, he claims that he 'remains energised by the NAC's mission in championing diverse and distinctive arts that inspire our people, connect communities and position Singapore globally'.
I am a believer that no matter what our background is, it's important to recognise our place in the community, to remember how the community has supported us in your personal growth and how we can channel positive energy back to the community as a gesture of gratitude. It's also meaningful to push oneself to do new things, break new limits and get out of one's comfort zone - for a good cause and for others. I am excited to be part of Relay Majulah, an innovative and meaningful campaign - to build a stronger community.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society.
Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social
In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.