On 5th January 2021, we had the honour of hosting our President Halimah Yacob as our Guest of Honour at the Halogen Foundation Award Ceremony. This ceremony was held to acknowledge our finalists of our National Young Leader Award 2020 and our NFTE Global Young Entrepreneur 2020, as well as to thank our major sponsors, Tan Chong International Limited and OUE Limited.
The President delivered a speech that afternoon, addressing the resilience and grit the awardees have shown through this turbulent period of COVID-19 pandemic, alongside how they have been empowered by the youth development programmes here at Halogen Foundation.
“Halogen Foundation’s work is aligned with the Government’s commitment to developing youths who are future-ready and committed to Singapore. The various youth development programmes of Halogen are important in helping our youths gain useful skills and develop entrepreneurial mindset – crucial life skills to thrive in the future economy,” shared the President.
After the Award Ceremony, the awardees had the opportunity to converse with the President herself, sharing about their experiences and journey alongside their aspirations for the future of Singapore, before wrapping up the visit with a photo taking session to commemorate the rare occasion.