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News Coverage on the Fund

September 2014

Launching 'Cilik Cerdik'               
(Berita Harian, 30 September 2014)  

Event to encourage bilingualism       
(Berita Harian, 25 September 2014)       

Special bilingual magazine for kids       
(Berita Harian, 24 September 2014)   

Interactive method makes learning Mandarin more engaging  
(Lianhe Zaobao, 10 September 2014)                 

Registration opens for parenting workshop on interactive method to learn Mandarin       
(MyPaper, 10 September 2014)  


June 2014
Asian Festival of Children's Content launches former president MR S R Nathan's new picture books       
(Lianhe Zaobao, 2 June 2014)

May 2014
Writing books provided income
(Berita Harian, 24 May 2014)

Director urged to provide diversity to children    
(Berita Harian, 24 May 2014)  


April 2014
LKY fund to sponsor five more bilingualism projects
(The Straits Times, 18 April 2014)

5 more plans under LKY Fund for Bilingualism
(The Business Times, 18 April 2014)

Five organisations receive funding from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
(Lianhe Zaobao, 18 April 2014)

'Children's Murasu' coming soon
(Tamil Murasu, 18 April 2014)

ITE staff and students develop six sets of local card games to support children's bilingual learning        
(Lianhe Zaobao, 18 April 2014)

March 2014
Bilingual picture books to be used in pre-school education for the first time
(Lianhe Zaobao, 29 March 2014)

January 2014
Learning Chinese through music videos
(The Straits Times, 14 January 2014)

December 2013
12 bilingual children songs launched with sponsorship from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
(Lianhe Zaobao, 15 December 2013)

Richard Wan records bilingual songs
(Shin Min Daily News, 14 December 2013)


November 2013
Singapore Centre for Chinese Language launches research on language learning at the pre-school level
(Lianhe Zaobao, 29 November 2013)

September 2013
Reinforce learning of mother tongue at home
(The Sunday Times, 15 September 2013)

Read to kids in mother tongue, Sim Ann tells parents
(The New Paper, 15 September 2013)

Sim Ann: When parents read with their children, it helps children’s learning of mother tongue language
(Lianhe Zaobao, 15 September 2013) 

Mastering mother tongue language starts from home
(Berita Minggu, 15 September 2013)

With practice one can master any language, one’s own language will prevail: Sim Ann
(Tamil Murasu, 15 September 2013)

‘Value of multilingual skills is growing’
(The Straits Times, 14 September 2013)

Sim Ann: Multiple parties need to work together to strengthen the effectiveness of bilingual education 
(Lianhe Zaobao, 14 September 2013)

Sim Ann urges parents: Tell stories to children and boost their interest in mother tongue language
(Shin Min Daily News, 14 September 2013)

Award for pre-school Tamil teachers for the first time
(Tamil Murasu, 14 September 2013)

Fun and games with Mandarin
(The Straits Times, 13 September 2013)

Professor Kubler: Language knowledge accumulated from reading newspapers is of high practical value
(Lianhe Zaobao, 13 September 2013)

"Fun Games for Learning Mandarin" toolkit for childcare centres and kindergartens
(MyPaper, 13 September 2013)

Josephine Teo: Let children learn mother tongue early
(Shin Min Daily News, 12 September 2013)

August 2013

Recommendation from BH receives funding support
(Berita Harian, 29 August 2013)

More proposals get the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
(Tamil Murasu, 29 August 2013)

Fund for bilingualism to back three more projects
(The New Paper, 28 August 2013)

Funding to develop bilingual resources
(MyPaper, 28 August 2013)

Local film "Wa is for Wayang" to be adapted into a bilingual picture book with support from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
(Lianhe Zaobao, 28 August 2013)

Fun new read for pre-school kids
(The Straits Times, 17 August 2013)

Birth of Thumbs Up Junior, a Chinese Language publication for pre-school children
(Lianhe Zaobao, 17 August 2013)

Entrance of Thumbs Up Little Junior, which will be a good companion of pre-school children
(Lianhe Wanbao, 17 August 2013)

Thumbs Up Little Junior is born
(Shin Min Daily News, 18 August 2013)

Complimentary copies of Zaobao’s “Thumbs Up Little Junior” to be given to 30,000 pre-schoolers for a year
(Lianhe Zaobao, 6 August 2013)

30,000 pre-schoolers to receive “Thumbs Up Little Junior”
(MyPaper, 6 August 2013)  

LKY fund for bilingualism to back Chinese bi-weekly for kids
(The New Paper, 6 August 2013)

June 2013
Speak your best language at home  
(The Straits Times, 11 June 2013)

Parents should create an environment for their children to learn bilingualism
(Lianhe Zaobao, 11 June 2013)

Parents' attitudes towards language will directly affect children
(Shin Min Daily News, 11 June 2013)

World experts gather for bilingualism
(Tamil Murasu, 11 June 2013) 


May 2013
Launch of three bilingual picture books with local features
(Lianhe Zaobao, 27 May 2013)

The crucial period for children to master speech sounds is when they are three to four-years-old

(Lianhe Zaobao, 21 May 2013)

Expert: Children should cultivate good speech sound habit before the age of six
(MyPaper, 21 May 2013)

April 2013
Support for events to promote bilingualism
(The Business Times, 25 April 2013)

Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism to fund two events

(Lianhe Zaobao, 25 April 2013)

Two events receive support from LKY Bilingualism Fund

(Berita Harian, 25 April 2013)
  
December 2012
Project to inculcate a love for language and reading in children
(Berita Harian, 15 December 2012)

(The Straits Times, 8 December 2012)

(The Business Times Weekend, 8-9 December 2012)

Learning tools proposals get $1.6 million funding
(The New Paper, 8 December 2012)

(Lianhe Zaobao, 8 December 2012)

$1.6 million is given out to help young children become bilingual
(Lianhe Wanbao, 8 December 2012)

(Berita Harian, 8 December 2012)

(Berita Harian, 8 December 2012)

(Tamil Murasu, 8 December 2012) 

July 2012
Proposals sought to boost bilingualism
(The Straits Times, 7 July 2012)

LKY Bilingualism fund stands at $119m
(Business Times Weekend, 7-8 July 2012)

Fund calls for proposals to improve bilingual learning
(The New Paper, 7 July 2012)

Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism is seeking proposals to enhance bilingual learning at pre-school level
(Lianhe Zaobao, 7 July 2012)

Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism is seeking proposals to enhance bilingual learning at pre-school level
(Lianhe Wanbao, 7 July 2012)

(Shin Min Daily News, 6 July 2012)

(Berita Harian, 7 July 2012)

Bilingual Education: ideas welcomed
(Tamil Murasu,7 July 2012)


March 2012
Bilingualism fund raises $113m, beating target
(The Straits Times, 15 March 2012)

Board set up to run Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
(The New Paper, 15 March 2012)

Board set up for Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism
(Business Times, 15 March 2012)

Board to manage LKY Fund for Bilingualism
(MyPaper, Business Times, 15 March 2012)

Two experts in Malay Language among members of the Board
(Berita Harian, 15 March 2012)

Lee Kuan Yew education fund currently at $113m
(Tamil Murasu,15 March 2012)

' Big challenge to speak Tamil at home '
(Tamil Murasu,15 March 2012)

Public support the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism with donations
(Lianhe Zaobao, 15 March 2012)


November to December 2011
Fresh investment in bilingualism
(The Straits Times, 1 December 2011)

Our competitiveness in mastering the language
(Berita Harian, 1 December 2011)

$500k for bilingualism fund, thanks to book orders
(The Straits Times, 30 November 2011)

Baby steps to bilingualism
(The Straits Times, 30 November 2011)

Mr Lee launches fund to boost bilingualism
(The Straits Times, 29 November 2011)

Mr Lee's 'difficult lesson '
(The Straits Times, 29 November 2011)

Fund attracts pledges of donations
(The Straits Times, 29 November 2011)

LKY proposes setting up of bilingualism fund
(Business Times, 29 November 2011)

$100m fund set up to promote bilingualism
(The New Paper, 29 November 2011)

Pre-schoolers to get bilingual fund
(My Paper, 29 November 2011)

Lee Kuan Yew announces the establishment of S$100m bilingualism fund
(MyPaper, 29 November 2011)

Lee Kuan Yew sets up $100 million bilingualism fund
(Lianhe Zaobao, 29 November 2011)

$100m for bilingual education
(Tamil Murasu, 29 November 2011)