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This newsletter highlights the work carried out by the non-profit philanthropic organisations funded by Temasek Trust, and the stories of their various beneficiaries.

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2nd Quarter 2014 Newsletter

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Virtual Pink Dolphins to Help Children with Autism Improve Communication Skills

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often experience sensory processing challenges and attention malfunctions, which predispose them to process information differently and with more difficulty than children without ASD. Over the years, extensive research has demonstrated that dolphins can help children with ASD improve their social interaction and communication skills...

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Training Programmes Aim to Contribute to Long-Term Growth of Key Industries in the Philippines

Some 230 managers, including public officials, industry leaders and productivity specialists from the Philippines will participate in a series of training programmes in Singapore designed to contribute to the long-term growth of key industries in their home country. Supported by Temasek Foundation, the programmes are organised in partnership by Nanyang Polytechnic International and the National Wages and Productivity Commission of the Department of Labour and Employment in the Philippines...

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Mentoring Programme to Enhance Social Mobility for Malays and Muslims

According to the General Household Survey, the number of Malay/Muslim in Professional, Manager and Executive (PME) positions has steadily increased by 6.6% since 2005. In 2010, it was reported that 27.8% of resident working Malays hold PME jobs. Despite this increase however, the total number of Malay/Muslim PMEs remains lower than those from other ethnic groups in Singapore, highlighting the need to keep encouraging upward social mobility in this demographic...

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Scientists Discover “Bio-Timer” That Controls Growth Rate of Flowering Plants, Impacting Food Production

 A team of scientists, led by Dr Toshiro Ito, Senior Principal Investigator at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory in Singapore, has discovered a timing mechanism that controls the growth rate in flowering plants. These findings, which were published in the international journal Science, will provide valuable insights to understanding how increased control of plant growth could prove advantageous and help maximise production for the food industry...

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HIGHLIGHTS

• 28th March 2014  - Temasek Foundation and Local Polytechnics Launch Youth Leaders Exchange Programme with TVET Institutions Across the Region [more]

• 31st March 2014 -  Tele-rehabilitation Stroke Patients to Boost Physical Recovery [more]

• 16th April 2014 -Temasek Cares Launches "Stay Prepared" Initiative to Help Build Resilience Among the Singapore Community [more]

• 5th May 2014 - NTU and Temasek Foundation Launch Inaugural Training Programme for Senior Cambodian Administrators [more]

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