To celebrate the special and significant role of teachers in life and leadership, Siong Guan Lim has established THE LEADING FOUNDATION to support programmes in education and leadership, with a special interest in nurturing educators.

From 2014, THE LEADING FOUNDATION will sponsor four awards to honour excellent early childhood and special education teachers in Singapore.

This Teaching Award Scheme will encourage and recognize excellence in the care and teaching of children in the early childhood and special education schools to

  • Reward and honor outstanding and dedicated educators who have made significant contributions to their students and the schools they work in.
  • Affirm the pivotal role of teachers in the care and development of their students, especially for preschool children and children with special needs in our society