On 15 December 2020, JCCI Singapore Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary and conferred sponsorships for S$252,000 to 18 projects and events in the fields of arts, culture, sports and education for 2021. In the opening address, Chairman Mr Yoshihiko Ishigaki expressed his sympathy towards the local community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. On behalf of the Japanese business community in Singapore, out of the its usual mandate, JCCI Singapore Foundation committed an extraordinary donation for  S$100,000 to The Invictus Fund – set up by the National Council of Social Service and administered by the Community Chest. This fund enables social service agencies to continue delivering critical services to the vulnerable during the pandemic. 

Community Chest Awards 2021 – Charity Silver Award

The annual Community Chest Awards was held online on 19 October 2021. JCCI Singapore Foundation humbly received the Charity Silver Award from the Community Chest for our extraordinary donation to The Invictus Fund in FY2020. We sincerely thank JCCI members who supported our contributions to the local community with their generous donations!

Sponsored Project – SDSC’s Majulah, Tokyo 2020 and beyond

The JCCI Singapore Foundation has been an ardent supporter of the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) since 1997. In early 2018, SDSC started the ‘Majulah, Tokyo 2020’ campaign to raise awareness about disability sports and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

This has been carried out through Project Abilities, where SDSC runs a variety of outreach programmes such as Learn-to-Play programmes, to introduce sports to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). JCCI Singapore Foundation is also a founding supporter of a new bursary programme, Majulah Para Sports Bursary, that will support the ambitions of PWDs who are keen to pursue sports.

JCCI Singapore Foundation’s support over the years has exposed many PWDs to the joy of sport, and, has contributed to the discovery of many sporting talents. Most recently at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games that ended on 5 September, 10 athletes across 6 sports represented Singapore. They won two gold medals, set seven personal bests and five new national records. Tokyo, and the interactions with Japanese officials and volunteers, will remain etched in the memories of the athletes forever. SDSC is thankful to Japan for being wonderful hosts and we look forward to more wonderful experiences created together in the future.

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