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Pioneer in Groundwater Contamination Research Wins

2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize

Canadian hydrogeologist Professor Emeritus John Anthony Cherry, of the Department of Earth and Environment Sciences at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada was awarded the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for his pioneering research in groundwater science, policies and technologies. The award, which is sponsored by the Singapore Millennium Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organisation funded by Temasek Trust – the philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings – is named after Singapore’s first Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew and has been awarded since 2008....

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Food For Thought

Despite steady economic growth over the last 15 years, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) continues to have very high chronic malnutrition rates: nearly every second child under the age of five is chronically malnourished and every fifth rural child is severely stunted. These rates are even higher in remote areas and among some ethnic groups. For this reason, in December 2015, the Ministry of Health in Lao PDR, Temasek Polytechnic and Temasek Foundation teamed up to initiate a three-year capacity building training programme on Public Healthcare and Nutrition Intervention in Lao PDR....

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Young Filmmakers Put the Spotlight on Local Community Stories

From June 2015 to June 2016, 20 teams of aspiring young filmmakers from across eight schools in Singapore were given an opportunity to kick-start their film careers through the 20/20 Temasek Short Film Project. The initiative, commissioned by Temasek Holdings, aimed to nurture the next generation of local Singaporean filmmakers and attract passionate young talent to conceptualise, script and direct short films about real-life stories drawn from the work of the non-profit philanthropic organisations funded by Temasek Trust, the philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings....

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Helping Children Cope with Trauma

When children and adolescents experience a traumatic event, it can impact various stages of their development. Because of their young age and lack of life experience, children often do not possess the appropriate coping skills needed to deal with trauma in a healthy way. For this reason, on July 5, 2016, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), together with Temasek Cares, launched Singapore’s first network to support children affected by trauma....

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Temasek Trust independently oversees the financial management and disbursement of Temasek's philanthropic endowments and gifts.

 

Temasek Trust funds the following non-profit philanthropic organisations:

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