06 May 2020
#IAmBilingualSG Call for Projects
To encourage bilingualism and the learning of our Mother Tongue Languages as a living language and lifelong endeavour, the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism (the “Fund”) launched a #IAmBilingualSG Call for Projects to support the nurturing of bilingualism in young children at home.
From 6 May to 31 July 2020, the Fund will invite submissions of digital resources that are user-friendly and can help parents/caregivers engage and coach their young children (aged 0-6) in the learning and enjoyment of MTLs. The Fund has set aside S$1 million for this initiative and each successful application will receive up to S$10,000 in grants depending on the quality, complexity and creativity of their submission. On a case-by-case basis, the Fund will consider awarding higher funding amounts for more complex and substantive projects with the potential for further development.
This initiative is open to individuals (Singaporeans or Permanent Residents) and organisations/institutions (Singapore-based). Applicants may submit more than one submission as long as the content is different. Selected projects may be hosted on Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism website, its Facebook page and other social platforms.
For queries or assistance, please email to email@example.com.
Press Release for the launch #IAmBilingualSG Call for Projects is available here.
04 January 2018
Connecting Communities & Bridging Generations Through our Mother Tongue Languages
In 2018, the Fund launched a series of short videos in its continuous drive to encourage the use of
Mother Tongue languages among Singaporeans, especially children and parents. The video series
highlights the importance of our Mother Tongue in connecting users; hearts and minds, by bringing
people closer to one another.
The series of five videos comprises:
1.A short video on how the use of Mother Tongue breaks down the language barrier between a grandfather and his granddaughter; and
2.Four testimonial videos featuring then-Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng ,and Singapore artistes,Ms Olivia Ong,Mr Shabir Alam and Mr Taufik Batisah .They talk about their
experience in learning their Mother Tongue language, and how it helped them appreciate the language and connect better with others.