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We believe that difficult financial circumstances should not be an obstacle, and that every deserving student should be given an opportunity to shine. Hear from our donors and recipients about their experiences, and how every gift can make a big difference in students’ lives.
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Mr Woon Wee Teng, Woon Brothers Foundation

To be a great nation, Singapore must also excel in the arts. Being rich and prosperous is one thing, but being refined and having finesse is quite another. So it is important to instil the appreciation of the arts at an early age and support institutions that teach and advance the arts. In this connection, the Woon Brothers Foundation is delighted to support NAFA in its efforts to both nurture young artists as well as to recognise and promote promising talents. It is germane to note that a country's achievements are also measured by its level of attainment in arts and culture. So, we hope others can also join in to support NAFA. After all, it is through arts and culture that the body, mind and soul are soothed, enriched and reinvigorated.

Mrs Tan-Kan Shook Wah, Founder, Dare to Dream Scholarship

The arts are a creative form for us to express what's in our minds and souls. The arts take us through our journey in life. The Dare to Dream (DtD) scholarship challenges persons with special needs to pursue their dreams in the arts and empowers them to lead independent and meaningful lives. Through the scholarship, we also aspire to form a community of recipients and friends that can encourage and inspire each other to achieve our best. We are privileged to have been in partnership with NAFA since 2017 with a DtD recipient each year pursuing a different programme that can enrich their lives and, hopefully, add to the colour of our community.

Mr Cedric Benedict Dias, Head of Digital Marketing, OCBC Bank

It’s a pleasure and an honour for OCBC Bank to be part of the GiveToNAFA programme as a long-term donor. NAFA is the leading arts institution in the country and plays a very important role in grooming the next generation of Singaporeans for the arts. We are always impressed with the talent and quality of the students that come through the programme. It is a privilege to know that we’ve played our own small part in helping NAFA ensure that deserving students can achieve their dreams of growing through the arts.

Mr and Mrs Sriram Vaidhynathan

“My wife, Tanya and I were thrilled to be able to support NAFA this year. It's been clear to us that COVID-19 has had a strong adverse impact on the performing arts. It is imperative—now more than ever—that young talents in the performing arts feel supported, encouraged and empowered to pursue education and careers in these fields. We look forward to many years of scholarship recipients at NAFA refining their skills to become world-class performers.”