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About the Fund


The Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism (the "Fund") was set up on 28 November, 2011, at the launch of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s new book, “My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore’s Bilingual Journey”. The Fund is set up as a company limited by guarantee, with Charity and Institution of a Public Character status.

Bilingual education is a cornerstone of our education system. Learning English and the Mother Tongue Languages helps prepare our children to plug into a globalised world and strengthen links to our Asian heritage.

The Fund has been set up to supplement efforts by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the teaching and learning of English and the Mother Tongue Languages.

What the Fund Does

Our MTL, heritage and culture forms an integral part of Singapore's identity and asset. The Fund supports proposals that encourage bilingualism and the learning of our MTLs as a living language and lifelong endeavour.


Our Structure

The Fund is managed by a Board and supported by the following committees: 
(i) Project Evaluation Committee (PEC)
(ii) Publicity and Outreach Committee (POC)
(iii) Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) 
(iv) Audit Committee (AC).
The Board members are: 

Name Designation
Mr Ong Ye Kung (Chair)
王乙康 ( 主席 )
Minister for Education 
Ms Low Yen Ling (Vice-chair)
刘燕玲 ( 副主席 )
Senior Parliamentary Secretary
Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower
Mr Clarence Tang (Treasurer)
邓各讯 ( 财政 )
Divisional Director
Finance & Procurement Division
Ministry of Education
Ms Ho Peng
Ministry of Education
Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
Honorary Advisor
NTUC Childcare
Mrs Mildred Tan
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Mr R Rajaram
ரா. ராஜாராம்
Senior Director
Office of Admissions
National University of Singapore
Professor Eddie Kuo

Emeritus Professor
Nanyang Technological University, and
Academic Advisor
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Madam Rahayu Mahzam Member of Parliament
Jurong GRC
Mr Wong Siew Hoong
Director-General of Education
Ministry of Education
Mr Hawazi Daipi      High Commissioner (Non-Resident) to the Republic of Ghana, and
Representative (Non-Resident)to the Palestine National Authority
Mr Anthony Tan

Deputy Chief Executive Officer 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited

Mr Chua Chim Kang
Chief Editor 
Chinese News & Current Affairs