SIM Global Education Receives S$120,000 Donation for Student Development from Philanthropist Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan

The Singapore Institute of Management Global Education (SIM GE) has received a donation of S$120,000 from philanthropist Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan, also affectionately known as Mama Wong, to support its student development initiatives. The contribution comes after a successful fund-raising event and charity sale of her private collection of art pieces and jewellery from 19 to 21 April 2023, as part of celebrations for her 85th birthday.

19 May 2023


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Mr Seah Chin Siong, President & CEO, SIM (left), Mrs Wong-Mah Jia Lan (centre) and Prof Wei Kwok Kee, Provost, SIM (right) at the gift receiving ceremony on 2 May 2023. Mrs Wong’s donation of S$120,000 will go towards supporting SIM GE’s student development initiatives.

To double the impact of Mrs Wong’s contribution, SIM has committed to match a dollar-for-dollar donation. At a gift receiving ceremony held on 2 May, Mrs Wong shared that she was glad to have the opportunity to extend her philanthropy efforts to SIM, fulfilling her lifelong wish to help as many students as possible in Singapore. Impressed by the range of student support activities offered and the interactions she had with student volunteers, Mrs Wong further indicated her desire to pledge a yearly donation of S$24,000 to SIM in her lifetime.

The funds received will be disbursed over a period of 10 years to provide financial assistance to underprivileged students with academic merit, as well as special needs support and wellness programmes for students, including counselling. Life skills and resilience programmes will also be established to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in today's rapidly changing world. SIM has been providing financial assistance to underprivileged students since 2009. Over the past two years, a total of S$1.1 million has been disbursed to eligible applicants, providing them with a chance to receive the best possible education.